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

George E. O'Malley

O’Malley on Balancing the Empirical and the Humane in Slave Trade Studies

George E. O’Malley discusses balancing quantitative analyses of slavery with understanding slaves’ experiences of bondage: “In learning about the cultures enslaved people created in various American regions, I had become convinced that historians needed to ground such research in a better understanding of the networks that delivered enslaved people to the Americas. After all, where … 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

Berry and Morgan: #Blacklivesmatter Till They Don’t: Slavery’s Lasting Legacy
Daina Ramey Berry / Jennifer Morgan

Berry and Morgan: #Blacklivesmatter Till They Don’t: Slavery’s Lasting Legacy

“We live in a nation that has yet to grapple with the history of slavery and its afterlife.” – Daina Ramey Berry and Jennifer L. Morgan In an essay for The American Prospect, slavery scholars Daina Ramey Berry and Jennifer L. Morgan place #blacklivesmatter protests around the world in context with “the historical value of … Continue reading

ARTICLES: Material Cultures of Slavery in British Caribbean
B. W. Higman / Christer Petley / Douglas V. Armstrong / Frederick H. Smith / James A. Delle / Justin Roberts / Kristen R. Fellows / Matthew C. Reilly / Natalie Zacek / Stephan Lenik / Stephanie Bergman

ARTICLES: Material Cultures of Slavery in British Caribbean

Special Issue: Material Cultures of Slavery and Abolition in the British Caribbean Edited by Christer Petley and Stephan Lenik Stephan Lenik and Christer Petley, ‘Introduction: The Material Cultures of Slavery and Abolition in the British Caribbean’ Section I – Planters, workers and the development of plantation space 1. Douglas V. Armstrong and Matthew C. Reilly, … Continue reading

TALK: The Race for Digitality | Roopika Risam
Roopika Risam

TALK: The Race for Digitality | Roopika Risam

At African Diaspora 2.0, Roopika Risam of #DHPoco: Postcolonial Digital Humanities discussed the tension between digital humanities and African diaspora studies. An excerpt: “…In the race for digitality, we find ourselves struggling to understand the relationship between our deep investments in discourses like intersectional feminism or critical race theory and digital humanities. The burden of … 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