Through the Looking Glass: Textual Politics and the American Occupation

  • J. Michael Dash


The military intervention of the United States in Haitian affairs in 1915 initiated an intense and bitter phase in relations between the two republics. Perhaps even more decisively than the numerous political commentaries of the time, the fiction and travel books of the period reveal the unofficial truth of the Occupation. Often the literature of this period in a shrill and explicit fashion returned to many of the stereotypes that had evolved during the preceding century.


American Occupation Black Nationalism American Officer American Imagination Cultural Authenticity 
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© J. Michael Dash 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Michael Dash
    • 1
  1. 1.University of the West IndiesJamaica

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