Ashley Botkin — Week 7 Recap

In week 7 I was able to find many more interesting images from the “Monograph of Haiti,” a document of intelligence complied by U.S. Marines during their time in Haiti, published in 1932. Some of my favorite images are aerial photographs of cities in Haiti, and there are many of Port-au-Prince.

I have started reading Raphael Dalleo’s “American Imperialism’s Undead: The Occupation of Haiti and the Rise of Caribbean Anticolonialism,” but the book focuses more on literature during the period of American imperialism than what was specifically happening in Haiti, but the introduction was useful.

Aerial photograph of Port-au-Prince
Haitian gendarmerie personnel

Ashley Botkin — Week 6 Recap

Last week I was able to finish proofreading my Introduction page for the exhibit, as well as create and finish writing another page, “The NAACP and The Nation Investigate.” The “Investigate” page still needs images added to it, so I am currently trying to determine which of the images I’ve found should go where, especially since I have many more pages to create for the exhibit.

I was able to pick up “American Imperialism’s Undead: The Occupation of Haiti and the Rise of Caribbean Anticolonialism” by Raphael Dalleo. Reviews of the book mentioned a rich use of primary sources, so I am hoping to find more images and primary source material to add to my information.

This week I plan on making my way through the book and taking notes on it, searching for more images, and creating more pages for the exhibit.

Airplanes in Haiti, c. 1919