In The Haitian Revolution, the Harlem Renaissance, and Caribbean Negritude: Overlapping Discourses of Freedom and Identity, Tammie Jenkins argues that the ideas of freedom and identity cultivated during the Haitian Revolution were reinvigorated in Harlem Renaissance texts and were instrumental in the development of Caribbean Negritude. Jenkins analyzes the precipitating events that contributed to the Haitian Revolution and connects them to Harlem Renaissance publications by Eric D. Walrond and Joel Augustus “J.A.” Rogers. Jenkins traces these movements to Paris where black American expatriates, Harlem Renaissance members, and Francophones from Africa and the Caribbean met once a week at Le Salon Clamart to share their lived experiences with racism, oppression, and disenfranchisement in their home countries. Using these dialogical exchanges, Jenkins investigates how the Haitian Revolution and Harlem Renaissance tenets influence the modernization of Caribbean Negritude's development.
Tammie Jenkins has a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from Louisiana State University.
Chapter One: Sankofa: Looking Back to Move Forward
Chapter Two: Haiti’s Revolution: A Study in Race, Equality, and Citizenship
Chapter Three: New Negroes and Harlemites’ Rebirth a Revolution
Chapter Four: Birthing Caribbean Negritude from a Renaissance in Harlem
Chapter Five: End with the Beginning