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The Black Republic

By Brandon Byrd
University of Pennsylvania Press
312 pages

“In this extraordinary book, Brandon R. Byrd both rewrites the history of Black internationalism, locating Haiti firmly at its center, and offers a refreshingly nuanced reconsideration of the many ways that US African Americans engaged with the ‘Black Republic’ after the American Civil War.”

-Marlene L. Daut