Last week, I was able to finish labelling and describing our Haiti sources. I made note of interesting texts that I would like to revisit when putting together my online exhibit. I was especially looking for sources that revealed the intentions of the U.S. occupation. I also began looking for visuals from the Library of Congress and National Archives. I’ve found many newspaper articles from the very beginning of the U.S. occupation, and I am still making my way through years of clippings on the LOC website.
I am starting to finalize my online exhibit topics, and I am hoping to focus on three topics:
- Haitian Responses to the U.S. Occupation
- “The White Man’s Burden” and U.S. Imperialism
- The Expansion of the Monroe Doctrine under Wilson