CLASS CITATIONS: American Voodoo: Fictionalizing Haiti to Meditate on US Policy

Thank you to all who attended the Miskatonic London lecture “American Voodoo: Fictionalizing Haiti to Meditate on US Policy” with Maisha Wester. At the request of some of the audience, she has graciously provided us with a list of her film and text references, for our further edification.

List of References for “American Voodoo” Lecture

Texts and Films mentioned during lecture

  • The Constitution of Haiti with Preamble (1804 edition)
  • Douglass, Frederick.  “Lecture on Haiti.” Dedication Ceremonies Delivered at the World’s Fair, Chicago on Jan. 2 1893.
  • The Emperor Jones (1933)
  • The Haitian Declaration of Independence
  • Melville, Herman, Benito Cereno
  • Poe, Edgar Allan, The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym
  • Putnam’s Magazine (October-December 1855)
  • Seabrook, William, Magic Island
  • The Serpent and the Rainbow (1988)
  • The Sorcerer’s Apprentice (2010)
  • White Zombie (1932)
  • I Walked with a Zombie (1943)
  • The United States Declaration of Independence

Some suggested reading

  • Blum, William. “A Concise History of US Global Interventions, 1945 to the Present.” Devastating Society: The Neo-Conservative Assault on Democracy and Justice. Ed. Bernd Hamm. London, UK: Pluto Press. Pp 204-246
  • Brown, Gordon S.. Toussaint’s Clause : The Founding Fathers and the Haitian Revolution. Jackson, MS, USA: University Press of Mississippi, 2005.
  • Caribbean Studies Series: Haiti and the Americas.  Eds. Carla Calargé, Raphael Dalleo, and Clevis Ronald Headley. Jackson, MS, USA: University Press of Mississippi, 2013.
  • Chomsky, Noam, Solomon Eppel and Tushar Khadloya. “Contradictions in U.S. Foreign Policy.” The Brown Journal of World Affairs 14.2 (Spring/ summer 2008): 229-39
  • Clavin, Matt.  “Race, Rebellion, and the Gothic: Inventing the Haitian Revolution.”  Early American Studies 5.1 (Spring 2007): 1-29.
  • Dash, Michael J.  Haiti and the United States: National Stereotypes and the Literary Imagination.  New York, NY: St. Martin’s P., 1997.
  • Dayan, Joan. Haiti, History, And The Gods. Berkeley: University of California Press, 1998.
  • “Dr. Paul Farmer on Bill Clinton’s Apology for Devastating Haitian Rice Farming: ‘A Great Relief’”.  Democracy Now.  14 July 2011.
  • Farmer, Paul.  “Haiti’s Unnatural Disaster.”  Nation 287.10 (Oct. 6, 2008): 7-8.
  • Gerlus, Jean-Claude. “The Effects of the Cold War on U.S.-Haiti’s Relations.” Journal for Haitian Studies 1.1 (Spring 1995): 34-56
  • Haiti and the United States in 1922 A Brief on the and Occupation of the Republic of Haiti by the Forces the United States
  • Haitian History: New Perspectives. Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall. New York and London: Routledge, 2013.  
  • Plummer, Brenda Gayle.  Haiti and the United States: The Psychological Moment.  Athens, GA: U. of Georgia P., 1992.
  • Post-Lauria, Sheila.  “Editorial Politics in ‘Benito Cereno.’”  American Periodicals 5 (1995): 1-13.
  • Roth, Sarah N. “The Politics of the Page: Black Disfranchisement and the Image of the Savage Slave.” The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 134.3 (July 2010): 209-233
  • Spellacy, Amy.  “Mapping the Metaphor of the Good Neighbor: Geography, Globalism, and Pan-Americanism during the 1940s.”  American Studies 47.2 (Summer 2006): 39-66
  • Swanson, Philip.  “Going Down on Good Neighbors: Imagining América in Hollywood Movies of the 1930s and 1940s (Flying Down to Rio and Down Argentine Way).”  Bulletin of Latin American Research 29.1 (2010): 71-84.
  • Trouillot, Michel-Rolph.  “An Unthinkable History: The Haitian Revolution as a Non-Event”. Haitian History: New Perspectives.  Ed Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall.  New York and London: Routledge, 2013.  33-54
  • Wheldon Johnson, James. “Self-Determining Haiti” (multi-part essay series), The Nation (beginning Aug. 28, 1920)