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

EDITED: Fradera and Schmidt-Nowara on Slavery in Spain’s Atlantic Empire
Ada Ferrer / Albert Garcia Balañà / Alejandro de la Fuente / Christopher Schmidt-Nowara / Josep M. Delgado / Josep Maria Fradera / Juan Carlos Garavaglia / Luiz Felipe de Alencastro / Martín Rodrigo / Michael Zeuske / Seymour Drescher

EDITED: Fradera and Schmidt-Nowara on Slavery in Spain’s Atlantic Empire

Josep Maria Fradera and Christopher Schmidt-Nowara, eds. Slavery and Antislavery in Spain’s Atlantic Empire. New York: Berghahn Books, 2013. via Berghahn Books: African slavery was pervasive in Spain’s Atlantic empire yet remained in the margins of the imperial economy until the end of the eighteenth century when the plantation revolution in the Caribbean colonies put the … Continue reading

Esmé R. Cleall

ARTICLE/CONF: Cleall Reviews 2012 Legacies of British Slave-Ownership Conference at University College of London

Esmé R. Cleall. “Emancipation, Slave-Ownership and the Remaking of The British Imperial World, University College London, 29–31 March 2012.” History Workshop Journal 75, no. 1 (April 1, 2013): 307–310. Excerpt: This conference came out of the ESRC-funded Legacies of British Slave-Ownership Project (LBS) at University College London. Since April 2009 the LBS group has been investigating … Continue reading

Kevin J. Hayes

ARTICLE: Hayes on Peter and King, Benjamin Franklin’s Slaves

Kevin J. Hayes. “New Light on Peter and King, the Two Slaves Benjamin Franklin Brought to England.” Notes and Queries (March 27, 2013).  Excerpt: “WHEN Benjamin Franklin went to London on behalf of the Pennsylvania assembly in 1757, his son William accompanied him. In addition, they brought along two slaves. Peter served as personal servant to … Continue reading

BOOK: Curran on the Anatomy of Blackness
Andrew Curran

BOOK: Curran on the Anatomy of Blackness

Andrew S. Curran, The Anatomy of Blackness: Science and Slavery in an Age of Enlightenment. 1st ed. Baltimore, MD: The Johns Hopkins University Press, 2011. From Johns Hopkins University Press: This volume examines the Enlightenment-era textualization of the Black African in European thought. Andrew S. Curran rewrites the history of blackness by replicating the practices … Continue reading

EDITED: Keaton, Sharpley-Whiting, and Stovall on Black France
Alain Mabanckou / Allison Blakely / Arlette Frund / Bennetta Jules-Rosette / Christiane Taubira / Dominic Thomas / Elisabeth Mudimbe-Boyi / Fred Constant / Gary Wilder / Jake Lamar / Jennifer Anne Boittin / Mamadou Diouf / Marcus Bruce / Michel Giraud / Patrick Lozès / Rémy Bazenguissa-Ganga / T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting / Trica Danielle Keaton / Tyler Stovall

EDITED: Keaton, Sharpley-Whiting, and Stovall on Black France

 Trica Danielle Keaton, T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting, and Tyler Stovall, eds. Black France / France Noire: The History and Politics of Blackness. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2012. From Duke University Press: In Black France / France Noire, scholars, activists, and novelists from France and the United States address the untenable paradox at the heart of … Continue reading

EDITED: Gleeson and Lewis on the Bicentennial of the International Slave Trade Bans
David T. Gleeson / Simon Lewis

EDITED: Gleeson and Lewis on the Bicentennial of the International Slave Trade Bans

David T. Gleeson and Simon Lewis, eds. Ambiguous Anniversary: The Bicentennial of the International Slave Trade Bans. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2012. From University of South Carolina Press: In March 1807, within a few weeks of each other, both the United States and the United Kingdom passed laws banning the international slave trade. Two … Continue reading

ARTICLE: Deusen on Indigenous Slaves in Castile
Nancy E. van Deusen

ARTICLE: Deusen on Indigenous Slaves in Castile

Nancy E. van Deusen. “Seeing Indios in Sixteenth-Century Castile.” The William and Mary Quarterly 69, no. 2 (April 1, 2012): 205–234. Abstract: This article considers the construction of indigenous (indio) slave identity within the contexts of the sixteenth-century Atlantic and Mediterranean worlds. Of the more than two thousand indio slaves from Latin America who were … Continue reading