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Peter James Hudson

Peter James Hudson, Associate Professor of African American Studies and History at UCLA, is author of Bankers and Empire: How Wall Street Colonized the Caribbean.

Douglass Fredrick and the Haiti Commission on USS Tennessee in Key West.

Toward the end of his life, Frederick Douglass served briefly as U.S. ambassador to Haiti. The disastrous episode reveals much about the country’s long struggle for Black sovereignty while always under the threat of U.S. empire.

Peter James Hudson

The expansion of banks such as Citigroup into Cuba, Haiti, and beyond reveal a story of capitalism built on blood, labor, and racial lines.

Peter James Hudson
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Recent histories of slavery and capitalism ignore radical black scholarship.

Peter James Hudson

Racial capitalism has a lineage that predates Cedric Robinson.

Peter James Hudson