By Linda Heywood,Allison Blakely,Charles Stith,Joshua C. Yesnowitz

Bookended by way of feedback from African American diplomats Walter C. Carrington and Charles Stith, the essays during this quantity use shut readings of speeches, letters, historic data, diaries, and memoirs of policymakers and newly to be had FBI documents to confront much-neglected questions concerning race and overseas family within the usa. Why, for example, did African americans profess loyalty and help for the diplomatic tasks of a state that undermined their social, political, and financial healthiness via racist rules and cultural practices? different contributions discover African americans' background within the diplomatic and consular prone and the influential roles of cultural ambassadors like Joe Louis and Louis Armstrong. the quantity concludes with an research of the results on race and overseas coverage within the management of Barack Obama.


Groundbreaking and demanding, African americans in U.S. overseas Policy expands at the scope and subject matters of modern collections to supply the main updated scholarship to scholars in a number disciplines, together with U.S. and African American background, Africana reports, political technological know-how, and American studies.

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