Articles of interest in the May 2013 Hispanic American Historical Review. Alex Borucki, “Shipmate Networks and Black Identities in the Marriage Files of Montevideo, 1768–1803.” Hispanic American Historical Review 93, no. 2 (May 1, 2013): 205–238. Abstract: The experience of enslaved Africans in the Atlantic crossing redefined the meanings of the nomenclature emerging from the slave trade. Under violent conditions, captives developed networks with shipmates on … Continue reading ARTICLES: Borucki and Lokken in May 2013 HAHR
Return to Gorée, directed by Pierre Yves Borgeaud, 2007 (New York: ArtMattan Productions, 2007), DVD. via official website: “Retour à Gorée” raconte le périple du chanteur africain Youssou N’Dour sur les traces des esclaves noirs et de la musique qu’ils ont inventée : le jazz. Son défi : rapporter en Afrique un répertoire de jazz et le chanter à Gorée, l’île symbole de la traite négrière, … Continue reading VIDEO/DVD: Return to Gorée, with Youssou N’Dour
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
via official website: The North Carolina Runaway Slave Advertisements project makes available some 2400 advertisements that appeared in North Carolina newspapers between 1751 and 1840. A collaboration between The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T), the project builds on the work of Freddie L. Parker (Stealing a Little Freedom: Advertisements for Slave Runaways … Continue reading DATABASE: North Carolina Runaway Slave Advertisements
Articles of interest in Early American Studies (volume 11:2): Heather Miyano Kopelson, “‘One Indian and a Negroe, the First Thes Ilands Ever Had’: Imagining the Archive in Early Bermuda.” Early American Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 11, no. 2 (2013): 272–313. Abstract: The early generations of enslaved and bonded Africans and Indians in Bermuda were essential to the functioning of the colony. But beyond their contributions to … Continue reading ARTICLES: Kopelson and Yingling on Archive and Press in Caribbean, U.S.
The Center for American Political Studies at Harvard University is digitizing eighteenth and nineteenth-century anti-slavery petitions: “…Included in the thousands of petitions are first-person accounts of former slaves and free African-Americans seeking aid and full rights. For scholars, the use of the documents will be invaluable in research and teaching…. …According to project archivist Nicole Topich, signers of the petitions include 18th-century abolitionist Prince Hall, … Continue reading NEWS: Harvard to Digitize 18th and 19th Century Anti-Slavery Petitions
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
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
May 10, 2013 is France’s national day of remembrance of the slave trade, slavery and their abolition.
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