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People Get Ready: African American and Caribbean Cultural Exchange

Kevin Meehan


This book offers historical and theoretical readings of Caribbean and African American interaction from the 1700s to the present. By analyzing travel narratives, histories, creative collaborations, and political exchanges, it traces the development of African American/Caribbean dialogue through the lives and works of four key individuals: historian Arthur Schomburg, writer/archivist Zora Neale Hurston, poet Jayne Cortez, and politician Jean-Bertrand Aristide. The book examines how these influential figures have reevaluated popular culture, revised the relationship between intellectuals and eve ... More

Keywords: Caribbean, African American, travel narratives, creative collaborations, political exchanges, Arthur Schomburg, Zora Neale Hurston, Jayne Cortez, Jean-Bertrand Aristide, popular culture

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9781604732818
Published to University Press of Mississippi: March 2014 DOI:10.14325/mississippi/9781604732818.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Kevin Meehan, author