BOOK: Kaye on Slave Neighborhoods and Social Space
Anthony Kaye

BOOK: Kaye on Slave Neighborhoods and Social Space

Anthony E. Kaye. Joining Places: Slave Neighborhoods in the Old South. Durham: The University of North Carolina Press, 2009. via University of North Carolina Press: In this new interpretation of antebellum slavery, Anthony Kaye offers a vivid portrait of slaves transforming adjoining plantations into slave neighborhoods. He describes men and women opening paths from their … Continue reading

BOOK: Rodriguez on the Voices of the Enslaved in Cuba
Gloria Garcia Rodriguez

BOOK: Rodriguez on the Voices of the Enslaved in Cuba

Gloria Garcia Rodriguez. Voices of the Enslaved in Nineteenth-Century Cuba: A Documentary History. Translated by Nancy L. Westrate. Durham: The University of North Carolina Press, 2011. via University of North Carolina Press: Putting the voices of the enslaved front and center, Gloria García Rodríguez’s study presents a compelling overview of African slavery in Cuba and … Continue reading

BOOK: Long on African-American Medical Care in Slavery and Freedom
Gretchen Long

BOOK: Long on African-American Medical Care in Slavery and Freedom

Gretchen Long. Doctoring Freedom: The Politics of African American Medical Care in Slavery and Emancipation. Durham: The University of North Carolina Press, 2012. via University of North Carolina Press: For enslaved and newly freed African Americans, attaining freedom and citizenship without health for themselves and their families would have been an empty victory. Even before … Continue reading

Congratulations to James H. Sweet, Winner of the 2012 Douglass Prize
James H. Sweet

Congratulations to James H. Sweet, Winner of the 2012 Douglass Prize

From the Gilder Lerhman Center: James Sweet, Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin, has been selected as the winner of the 2012 Frederick Douglass Book Prize for his book, Domingos Álvares, African Healing, and the Intellectual History of the Atlantic World (University of North Carolina Press). The Douglass Prize was jointly created by … 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: Curry, Duke, and Smith on New Histories of the Black Diaspora
Afua Cooper / Beatriz G. Mamigonian / Cassandra Pybus / Darlene Clark Hine / Dawne Y. Curry / Eric D. Duke / Fatima El-Tayeb / Iris Berger / Joel T. Helfrich / John Campbell / Marshanda A. Smith / Matthew J. Smith / Micol Seigel / Stephen G. Hall / Yuichiro Onishi

EDITED: Curry, Duke, and Smith on New Histories of the Black Diaspora

Dawne Y. Curry,, Eric D. Duke, and Marshanda A. Smith, eds. Extending the Diaspora: New Histories of Black People. 1st ed. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2009. From University of Illinois Press: This groundbreaking collection addresses both new and familiar topics with fresh perspectives to produce original and thought-provoking scholarship on the diasporic histories of … Continue reading

NEWS: Dylan Penningroth Wins 2012 Macarthur “Genius” Grant
Dylan Penningroth / See Tags

NEWS: Dylan Penningroth Wins 2012 Macarthur “Genius” Grant

Dylan Penningroth (Northwestern U.) has been awarded a 2012 Macarthur “Genius” grant for his work on kinship and property within slave communities in the United States and along the Gold Coast. From the Macarthur Foundation website: Dylan C. Penningroth is a historian who examines shifting concepts of property ownership and kinship in order to shed … Continue reading

BOOK: Edelson on the Plantation Worlds of South Carolina
S. Max Edelson

BOOK: Edelson on the Plantation Worlds of South Carolina

S. Max Edelson, Plantation Enterprise in Colonial South Carolina. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2006. From Harvard University Press: European settlers came to South Carolina in 1670 determined to possess an abundant wilderness. Over the course of a century, they settled highly adaptive rice and indigo plantations across a vast coastal plain. Forcing slaves to … 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

BOOK: Cecelski on Former Slave Turned Union Spy Abraham H. Galloway
David S. Cecelski

BOOK: Cecelski on Former Slave Turned Union Spy Abraham H. Galloway

David S. Cecelski, The Fire of Freedom: Abraham Galloway and the Slaves’ Civil War. Durham, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 2012. Abraham H. Galloway (1837-70) was a fiery young slave rebel, radical abolitionist, and Union spy who rose out of bondage to become one of the most significant and stirring black leaders in the … Continue reading