Roger Thayer Stone Center For Latin American Studies

Tulane University

Haiti and the United States of America in the Mid 20th Century

April 26th, 2018

Greenleaf Conference Room, Jones Hall 100A

Haiti and the United States of America in the Mid 20th Century:
a Book Talk by Dr. Chantalle Verna

Join Dr. Chantalle Verna from Florida International University as she discusses her book Haiti and the Uses of America: Post U.S. Occupation Promises.

“Contrary to popular notions, Haiti-U.S. relations have not only been about Haitian resistance to U.S. domination. In Haiti and the Uses of America, Chantalle F. Verna makes evident that there have been key moments of cooperation that contributed to nation-building in both countries. In the years following the U.S. occupation of Haiti (1915-1934), Haitian politicians and professionals with a cosmopolitan outlook shaped a new era in Haiti-U.S. diplomacy. Their efforts, Verna shows, helped favorable ideas about the United States, once held by a small segment of Haitian society, circulate more widely. In this way, Haitians contributed to and capitalized upon the spread of internationalism in the Americas and the larger world.”

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Arachu Castro
Senior Associate Research Fellow - Samuel Z. Stone Chair of Public Health in Latin America
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