Yale Acquires 1850s Prison Memoir of African-American Man

via NYTimes: “…The 304-page memoir, titled “The Life and Adventures of a Haunted Convict, or the Inmate of a Gloomy Prison,” describes the experiences of the author, Austin Reed, from the 1830s to the 1850s in a prison in upstate New York. Caleb Smith, a professor of English at Yale who has written extensively about imprisonment, said he believed the manuscript to be authentic. Reed’s … Continue reading Yale Acquires 1850s Prison Memoir of African-American Man

BOOK: Allina on Slavery and Forced Labor in Colonial Mozambique

Eric Allina. Slavery by Any Other Name: African Life under Company Rule in Colonial Mozambique. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2012. via University of Virginia Press: Based on documents from a long-lost and unexplored colonial archive, Slavery by Any Other Name tells the story of how Portugal privatized part of its empire to the Mozambique Company. In the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the company … Continue reading BOOK: Allina on Slavery and Forced Labor in Colonial Mozambique

Nelson Mandela (1918-2013)

Letters to Mandela

via BBC:

“South Africa’s first black president and anti-apartheid icon Nelson Mandela has died at the age of 95.

Mr Mandela led South Africa’s transition from white-minority rule in the 1990s, after 27 years in prison for his political activities…”

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