CONF: Telling the History of Slavery: Scholarship, Museum Interpretation, and the Public at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello
Philip Morgan

CONF: Telling the History of Slavery: Scholarship, Museum Interpretation, and the Public at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello

Fri, February 22, 2013, 9:00 am – Sat, February 23, 2013, 4:00 pm Reservations: Required This two-day event will feature panel discussions exploring recent innovations in slavery research and its impact on scholarship and public interpretation.  Bringing together leading experts from across academia, museums, and documentary filmmaking, the conference will include four panels, each with … Continue reading

David Eltis / David Richardson / Edda Fields-Black / Erik Gilbert / Judith Carney / Philip Morgan

Fields-Black on Deep Roots of Rice Cultivation in West Africa and the Diaspora

Fields-Black, Edda L. Deep Roots: Rice Farmers in West Africa and the African Diaspora. Indiana University Press, 2008. Gilbert, Erik.  “Coastal Rice Farming Systems in Guinea and Sierra Leone, Deep Roots: Rice Farmers in West Africa and the African Diaspora. By Edda L. Fields-Black.”  The Journal of African History 50, no. 03 (2009): 437-438. From … Continue reading

David Eltis / David Richardson / Gwendolyn Midlo Hall / Philip Morgan / S. Max Edelson / Walter Hawthorne

AHR Exchange: “The Question of ‘Black Rice”

This month’s American Historical Review features a forum on Judith Carney’s much discussed work Black Rice:  The African Origins of Rice Cultivation in the Americas (Harvard University Press, 2001).  Scholars S. Max Edelson, Gwendolyn Midlo Hall, Walter Hawthorne, David Eltis, Philip Morgan and David Richardson weigh in. AHR Exchange: The Question of “Black Rice” Introduction … Continue reading

John Hope Franklin / Philip Morgan

CONF: TAAHC Fourth Annual New Perspectives on African American History and Culture

The Triangle African American History Colloquium (TAAHC) hosts The Fourth Annual New Perspectives on African American History and Culture Conference February 26-27, 2010 “The Triangle African American History Colloquium (TAAHC) is a student-based organization at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill which was founded in January 2005 for the purpose of bringing together … Continue reading

David Eltis / David Richardson / Philip Morgan

Eltis, Morgan and Richardson on the African Contribution to Rice Cultivation in the Americas

David Eltis, Philip D. Morgan, and David Richardson, “Agency and Diaspora in Atlantic History: Reassessing the African Contribution to Rice Cultivation in the Americas,” American Historical Review 112, no. 5 (December 2007): 1329-1358. First Paragraph Steal: Broadly speaking, two contrasting models dominate interpretations of Atlantic history. One draws on Old World influences to explain the … Continue reading