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Dislocating Race & NationEpisodes in Nineteenth-Century American Literary Nationalism$
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Robert S. Levine

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9780807832264

Published to North Carolina Scholarship Online: July 2014

DOI: 10.5149/9780807887882_levine

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Frederick Douglass's Hemispheric Nationalism, 1857–1893

Frederick Douglass's Hemispheric Nationalism, 1857–1893

(p.179) 4 Frederick Douglass's Hemispheric Nationalism, 1857–1893
Dislocating Race & Nation

Robert S. Levine

University of North Carolina Press

This chapter takes as its starting point a little-known column, “The Colored People and Hayti,” that Frederick Douglass printed in the January 1861 issue of his Douglass' Monthly. Announcing that the Haitian government had recently appointed James Redpath as its general emigration agent, Douglass provides the address of the office, 221 Washington Street in Boston, for those African Americans who wish to gain “necessary information” about the possibilities of emigrating to Haiti. During 1853–54, when Martin Delany and his supporters were advocating black emigration to the southern Americas, Douglass would occasionally print pro-emigration columns in his newspaper only to rebut them. Much had changed by 1861. As Douglass notes in the same piece, he had published a number of essays, official documents, and letters on Haitian emigration over the past several months, and “we notice that nearly all of our exchanges are favoring the movement.”

Keywords:   Frederick Douglass, Haitian government, James Redpath, general emigration agent, African Americans, Haiti

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