Baptist on What Whites Refuse to Believe About Slavery | The Guardian

“In 1845, Frederick Douglass, a fugitive from slavery, joined dozens of white passengers on the British ship Cambria in New York harbor. Somewhere out on the Atlantic, the other passengers discovered that the African American activist in their midst had just published a sensational autobiography. They convinced the captain to host a sort of salon, wherein Douglass would tell them his life story. But when … Continue reading Baptist on What Whites Refuse to Believe About Slavery | The Guardian

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My OAH Tribute: Stephanie M. H. Camp & Deborah Gray White

Originally posted on Diaspora Hypertext, the Blog:
Stephanie M. H. Camp _______________ Below is the full-text of the talk I gave at the Organization of American Historians Annual Meeting last week. The panel was titled “Expanding the Boundaries: Power and Voice in African American Women’s and Gender History.” A separate reflection on the panel itself is incoming. My original remarks explored power and voice in… Continue reading My OAH Tribute: Stephanie M. H. Camp & Deborah Gray White

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BOOK: Krauthamer on Black Slaves and Indian Masters

Barbara Krauthamer. Black Slaves, Indian Masters: Slavery, Emancipation, and Citizenship in the Native American South. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2013. via UNC Press: From the late eighteenth century through the end of the Civil War, Choctaw and Chickasaw Indians bought, sold, and owned Africans and African Americans as slaves, a fact that persisted after the tribes’ removal from the Deep South to Indian … Continue reading BOOK: Krauthamer on Black Slaves and Indian Masters

Gilroy The Black Atlantic

20 Years of the Black Atlantic at Africa in Words: Art, Politics & Intellectual Production

Africa in Words is running a series of posts on Paul Gilroy’s The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of its release. Click here to read the first post of the series and here to read the second. Bruno Muniz continues the series with a post on art and politics in Gilroy’s ‘black Atlantic:’ “The artists and intellectuals considered … Continue reading 20 Years of the Black Atlantic at Africa in Words: Art, Politics & Intellectual Production

Gilroy The Black Atlantic

20 Years of the Black Atlantic at Africa in Words: Samba, Jazz, Brazil

Africa in Words is running a series of posts on Paul Gilroy’s The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of its release. Click here to read the first post of the series and here to read the third. Gabriel Improta continues with a post on the music of Brazil and the role culture plays in Gilroy’s conception of ‘black Atlantic:’ … Continue reading 20 Years of the Black Atlantic at Africa in Words: Samba, Jazz, Brazil

BOOK/SOURCE: HNOC Publishes Caillot’s 1729 Memoir

Marc-Antoine Caillot, A Company Man: The Remarkable French-Atlantic Voyage of a Clerk for the Company of the Indies. Edited by Erin M. Greenwald. 1st ed. The Historic New Orleans Collection, 2013. via the Historic New Orleans Collection: Recently rediscovered and never before published, Marc-Antoine Caillot’s buoyant memoir recounts a young man’s voyage from Paris to the port city of Lorient, across the Atlantic to Saint … Continue reading BOOK/SOURCE: HNOC Publishes Caillot’s 1729 Memoir

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EDITED: Araujo on the Politics of Remembering Slavery

Ana Lucia Araujo, ed. Politics of Memory: Making Slavery Visible in the Public Space. Routledge, 2012. via Routledge: The public memory of slavery and the Atlantic slave trade, which some years ago could be observed especially in North America, has slowly emerged into a transnational phenomenon now encompassing Europe, Africa, and Latin America, and even Asia – allowing the populations of African descent, organized groups, … Continue reading EDITED: Araujo on the Politics of Remembering Slavery