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DIGITAL: “Lost Friends” Database: Former Slaves Searching for Kin

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Two dollars in 1880 bought a yearlong subscription to the Southwestern Christian Advocate, a newspaper published in New Orleans by the Methodist Book Concern and distributed to nearly five hundred preachers, eight hundred post offices, and more than four thousand subscribers in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas. The “Lost Friends” column, which ran from the paper’s 1877… Continue reading DIGITAL: “Lost Friends” Database: Former Slaves Searching for Kin

DIGITAL: Hanna and Hodder on Using ArcGIS to Analyze Slavery in Commemorative Landscapes

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Stephen Hanna an E. Fariss Hodder  discuss “Reading the Signs: Using a Qualitative Geographic Information System to Examine the Commemoration of Slavery and Emancipation on Historical Markers in Fredericksburg, Virginia.” in the latest issue of Cultural Geographies (July 1, 2015). Abstract: Until recently, narratives of slavery and emancipation have been absent from, or at best marginalized within, landscapes… Continue reading DIGITAL: Hanna and Hodder on Using ArcGIS to Analyze Slavery in Commemorative Landscapes

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DIGITAL: Fictions of the Haitian Revolution

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Marlene L. Daut is the founder of the Haitian Revolutionary Fictions Site, an archive and bibliography of texts about the Haitian Revolution: This website is still under construction, but basically, I want it to to act as a crossroads for literary fictions of the Haitian Revolution. By fictions, I mean texts that were composed as novels, short stories,… Continue reading DIGITAL: Fictions of the Haitian Revolution