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The Lion of Judah in the New World: Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia and the Shaping of Americans' Attitudes Toward Africa
by Theodore M. Vestal (Goodreads Author)
"The Lion of Judah in the New World: Emperor Haile Selassie of Ethiopia and the Shaping of Americans' Attitudes toward Africa" tells the story of a dynamic ruler who influenced the perception of an entire continent. Documenting the Emperor's state visits to North America, the book explores U.S. foreign policy towards Ethiopia and Africa over two decades. At the same time, ...more
Hardcover, 231 pages
Published February 2nd 2011 by Praeger Publishers
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An interesting, nuanced, detailed account of the Emperor Haile Selassie's many visits to the US. The author does a nice job building a historical context for each visit, and he makes a strong case that the Emperor's visits affected race relations in the US as well as the American imperial psyche in the aftermath of WWII. It's hard to find such a detailed account of the emperor that is not steeped in legend or propaganda, so I appreciated that Vestal took pains to honestly describe the political ...more
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Theodore M. "Ted" Vestal is Professor Emeritus of Political Science at Oklahoma State University, where for twenty years he taught courses on world politics and constitutional law emphasizing civil liberties and civil rights. In 1964-1966 he served as a Peace Corps executive in Ethiopia and has maintained an academic interest in the country ever since. He was President of the California Institute ...moreMore about Theodore M. Vestal...