CONF: Liberated Africans and Digital Humanities

Hosted by University of California-Irvine: While the transatlantic slave trade lasted nearly four centuries, over one quarter, or 2.9 million enslaved Africans, disembarked in the Americas-and to a lesser extent in Africa- after 1807. About 174,000 of this 2.9 million were “re-captured” by naval vessels, mainly British, charged with suppressing this traffic. These were the “Liberated Africans”. As this population crossed the boundaries of slavery … Continue reading CONF: Liberated Africans and Digital Humanities

DIGITAL: 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 evidence.  To all viewers, the map suggests an argument about … Continue reading DIGITAL: New Resource – “Slave Revolt in Jamaica, 1760-1761: A Cartographic Narrative”

BOOK/NEWS: Second Edition of Jordan’s White Over Black Released

White Over Black

Winthrop D. Jordan. White Over Black: American Attitudes Toward the Negro, 1550-1812, 2nd Ed. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2012.

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