BOOK: Scott and Hébrard on Rosalie de Nación Poulard
Jean M. Hébrard / Rebecca Scott

BOOK: Scott and Hébrard on Rosalie de Nación Poulard

Scott, Rebecca J, and Jean M Hébrard. Freedom Papers: An Atlantic Odyssey in the Age of Emancipation. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard University Press, 2012. via Harvard University Press: “Around 1785, a woman was taken from her home in Senegambia and sent to Saint-Domingue in the Caribbean. Those who enslaved her there named her Rosalie. Her later … Continue reading

EDITED: Campbell and Elbourne on Sex, Power and Slavery
Abdul Sheriff / Ana Lucia Araujo / Brian Lewis / Charmaine Nelson / David Brion Davis / E. Ann McDougall / Elizabeth Elbourne / Francesca Ann Louise Mitchell / Gabeba Baderoon / George La Rue / Griet Vankeerberghen / Gwyn Campbell / James Francis Warren / Johanna Ransmeier / Joost Coté / Mariana Candido / Marie Rodet / Marie-Luise Ermisch / Martin A. Klein / Matthew S. Hopper / Richard Hellie / Ronaldo Vainfas / Roseline Uyanga / Salah Trabelsi / Sandra Evers / Shigeru Sato / Subho Basu / Ulrike Schmieder

EDITED: Campbell and Elbourne on Sex, Power and Slavery

Gwyn Campbell and Elizabeth Elbourne, eds. Sex, Power, and Slavery. Ohio University Press, 2014. via Ohio University Press: Sexual exploitation was and is a critical feature of enslavement. Across many different societies, slaves were considered to own neither their bodies nor their children, even if many struggled to resist. At the same time, paradoxes abound: … Continue reading

EDITED: Radcliffe, Scott, and Werner on Black Intellectuals in the Atlantic World
Amy Caldwell de Farias / Anja Werner / Danielle Legros Georges / Douglas W. Leonard / Ikaweba Bunting / Jennifer Scott / John Maynard / Keiko Araki / Kendahl Radcliffe / Kimberli Gant / Kimberly Cleveland

EDITED: Radcliffe, Scott, and Werner on Black Intellectuals in the Atlantic World

via U Penn Press: Anywhere But Here brings together new scholarship on the cross-cultural experiences of intellectuals of African descent since the eighteenth century. The book embraces historian Paul Gilroy’s prominent thesis in The Black Atlantic and posits arguments beyond The Black Atlantic’s traditional organization and symbolism. Continue reading

Interview: The Colonial Art of Demonizing Others | The UCSB Current
Andrea Estrada / Esther Lezra

Interview: The Colonial Art of Demonizing Others | The UCSB Current

H/T – The Repeating Islands – Andrea Estrada interviews Esther Lezra on her new book The Colonial Art of Demonizing Others (Routledge, 2014): “It was important to show that the representational patterns that we use today are inheritors of an early representational rhetoric that was intrinsically tied up with material violence and injustice endured by … Continue reading

DIGITAL: Banjology
David Garner / Laurent DuBois / Mary Caton Lingold

DIGITAL: Banjology

From the website: This website is a work-in-progress by Laurent Dubois, David Garner, and Mary Caton Lingold of Duke University. Our goal is to showcase our research on the history of the banjo in the Afro-Atlantic world, including historical documents, visual materials, material objects, and musical transcription and analysis. We focus particularly on Haiti and … Continue reading

David Eltis / Peter Alegi / Peter Limb

AUDIO: Eltis on the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database | Africa Past and Present

On Africa Past and Present: David Eltis, Robert W. Woodruff Professor of History at Emory University, on the making of the Transatlantic Slave Trade database,  a landmark collaborative digital project he has co-edited for two decades. Eltis discusses the research process, online dissemination, and new directions for the initiative. This is the second part of … Continue reading

Paul Lovejoy / Peter Alegi / Peter Limb

AUDIO: Lovejoy on Building Databases of Enslaved Africans | Africa Past and Present

On Africa Past and Present: Paul Lovejoy, Canada Research Chair in African Diaspora History at York University, discusses building an international database of biographical information on all enslaved Africans. He outlines this digital history project’s contribution to the study of slavery, race, and broader themes in global history. This is the first part of a … Continue reading

Aderonke Adesola Adesanya / Dior Konaté / Ibrahim Mouiche / Lydie Chantal Ella-Meye / Naffet Keïta / Peace Habomugisha / Penda M'Bow

EDITED: M’Bow on Gender Equality, Women, and Citizenship in Africa

Penda M’Bow, ed. Hommes et femmes entre sphères publique et privée. Dakar: Codesria, 2005. The result of a 1998 conference on gender equality in Africa, Hommes et femmes explores the position of men and women in the public and private spheres across the continent, with a special focus on the role gender inequity and sexism … Continue reading

EDITED: Robertson and Klein on Women and Slavery in Africa
Bruce L. Mouser / Carol P. MacCormack / Claire C. Robertson / Claude Meillassoux / Curtin A. Keim / Edna G. Bay / Edward A. Alpers / George E. Brooks / Herbert Klein / J. P. Olivier de Sardan / John K. Thornton / Marcia Wright / Martin A. Klein / Patrick Manning / Peter Alegi / Peter Limb / Robert Harms / Susan H. Broadhead / Susan Martin

EDITED: Robertson and Klein on Women and Slavery in Africa

African Diaspora, Ph.D. is revisiting scholarship that has shaped the study of people of African descent across time and place. Claire C. Robertson and Martin A. Klein, eds. Women and Slavery in Africa. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1985. In a 1985 review of the volume, Patrick Manning wrote: Continue reading

BOOK: Allina on Slavery and Forced Labor in Colonial Mozambique
Eric Allina

BOOK: Allina on Slavery and Forced Labor in Colonial Mozambique

Eric Allina. Slavery by Any Other Name: African Life under Company Rule in Colonial Mozambique. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012. via University of Virginia Press: Based on documents from a long-lost and unexplored colonial archive, Slavery by Any Other Name tells the story of how Portugal privatized part of its empire to the Mozambique … Continue reading