Ronald Angelo Johnson
Ronald Angelo Johnson holds the Ralph and Bessie Mae Lynn Chair of History at Baylor University. He is a historian of early U.S. foreign relations who specializes in the history of the United States diplomacy during the American Revolution and the role of race and power in U.S. relations with Haiti. He is the author of Diplomacy in Black and White: John Adams, Toussaint Louverture, and Their Atlantic World Alliance (2014), the first history of the unlikely diplomatic alliance between the fledgling nations of the United States and Haiti. He is also the co-editor with Ousmane K. Power-Greene of In Search of Liberty: African American Internationalism in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World (2021). In addition to authoring several chapters in edited collections, he has also published articles and book reviews in Diplomatic History, American Historical Review, Journal of Caribbean History, Journal of Haitian Studies, and Revue Française d’Études Américaines. He is currently the co-editor of the Journal of the Early Republic and writing a book on the changing dynamics of race and freedom during the American Revolution.