Ferrer Interviewed by the Public Archive
Ada Ferrer

Ferrer Interviewed by the Public Archive

The Public Archive recently interviewed Ada Ferrer about her latest book, Freedom’s Mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution (2014): FERRER: “Among slaves and people of color you see something equivalent. Many scholars have argued that the Haitian Revolution –to quote Eugene Genovese—“propelled a revolution in consciousness” among African Americans. I agree, but … Continue reading

AUDIO: Kelley on Michael Brown And Dred Scott | Here & Now
Blair Kelley

AUDIO: Kelley on Michael Brown And Dred Scott | Here & Now

  via Here & Now: There have been violent protests against the police in Ferguson, Missouri, for more than a week, since police shot and killed an unarmed black teenager named Michael Brown. An African-American professor watching the situation sees a link between what’s happening in Missouri today and what happened in the state in … Continue reading

DIGITAL/EXHIBIT: “I will be heard!” Abolitionism in America (Cornell U)
Katherine Reagan / Petrina Jackson

DIGITAL/EXHIBIT: “I will be heard!” Abolitionism in America (Cornell U)

From the introduction: Inspired by conscience and guided by principle, abolitionists took a moral stand against slavery that produced one of America’s greatest victories for democracy. Through decades of strife, and often at the risk of their lives, anti-slavery activists remained steadfast in the face of powerful opposition. Their efforts would ultimately force the issue … Continue reading

WEB: New Resource – “Slave Revolt in Jamaica, 1760-1761: A Cartographic Narrative”
Vincent Brown

WEB: New Resource – “Slave Revolt in Jamaica, 1760-1761: A Cartographic Narrative”

Vincent Brown (Harvard University) unveils a new resource for studying slavery and slave revolt in Jamaica: via Slave Revolt in Jamaica, 1760-1761: This animated thematic map narrates the spatial history of the greatest slave insurrection in the eighteenth century British Empire.  To teachers and researchers, the presentation offers a carefully curated archive of key documentary … Continue reading