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 documents, diaries, and memoirs of policymakers and newly on hand FBI records to confront much-neglected questions concerning race and overseas relatives within the usa. Why, for example, did African american citizens profess loyalty and help for the diplomatic projects of a state that undermined their social, political, and financial future health via racist rules and cultural practices? different contributions discover African americans' heritage within the diplomatic and consular prone and the influential roles of cultural ambassadors like Joe Louis and Louis Armstrong. the amount concludes with an research of the consequences on race and international coverage within the management of Barack Obama.


Groundbreaking and significant, African american citizens in U.S. international Policy expands at the scope and topics of contemporary collections to provide the main up to date scholarship to scholars in more than a few disciplines, together with U.S. and African American background, Africana stories, political technology, and American studies.

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