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

BLOG: Commemorative Landscapes of North Carolina (2010)
Angelina Ray Johnston / Robinson Wise

BLOG: Commemorative Landscapes of North Carolina (2010)

  Johnston, Angelina Ray, and Wise, Robinson. “Commemorating Faithful Slaves, Mammies, and Black Confederates.” Blog. Commemorative Landscapes of North Carolina, March 19, 2010. http://docsouth.unc.edu/commland/features/essays/ray_wise/. “…Anxious to refute any suggestion that slavery had required the dehumanization of African Americans, white Southerners recalled their enslaved caretakers as willing “servants” who had been content, even grateful, for their … Continue reading

SOURCE: Controversial Literature in The American Slavery Collection, 1820-1922: From the American Antiquarian Society | Readex
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SOURCE: Controversial Literature in The American Slavery Collection, 1820-1922: From the American Antiquarian Society | Readex

“The September release of The American Slavery Collection, 1820-1922, contains many documents categorized as “controversial literature.” This bibliographical term describes works that argue against or express opposition to individual religious and monastic orders, individual religions, individual Christian denominations, and sacred works. Unsurprisingly, much of the controversy in the following documents surrounds Biblical interpretations of the … Continue reading

AUDIO: Berry and Harris on Urban Slavery | 15 Minute History
Daina Ramey Berry / Leslie M. Harris

AUDIO: Berry and Harris on Urban Slavery | 15 Minute History

    Daina Ramey Berry and Leslie Brown discuss urban slavery in the United States on 15 Minute History: “When most people think about slavery in the United States, they think of large agricultural plantations and picture slaves working in the fields harvesting crops. But for a significant number of slaves, their experience involved working … 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

Penn Gazette Feature On Salamishah Tillet: Scholar, Teacher, Activist
Salamisha Tillet

Penn Gazette Feature On Salamishah Tillet: Scholar, Teacher, Activist

  “As an undergraduate at Penn in the 1990s, Salamishah Tillet C’96 experienced some of the best and very worst that a young person’s college years can offer. It was here that she made lasting friendships and found the inspiring classes and mentors that sparked her ambition to become a scholar and teacher herself. And … Continue reading

Rogers on Researching the Zealy Dagguerreotypes of Slaves (2012)
Molly Rogers

Rogers on Researching the Zealy Dagguerreotypes of Slaves (2012)

In 2012, at Mirror of Race, Molly Rogers reflected on the Jacques Zealy daguerreotypes of South Carolina slaves (now held by Harvard University). In the sum­mer of 1976, employ­ees of Har­vard University’s Peabody Museum of Archae­ol­ogy and Eth­nol­ogy dis­cov­ered fif­teen daguerreo­types in the museum attic. The pho­tographs were made in 1850 and they depict five … Continue reading