DIGITAL: Rankin Maps the Spread of Slavery in United States


A digital project by Bill Rankin visualizes the spread of slavery in the United States in maps. Rankin uses dots, black space (to render county/state lines nearly invisible), and color gradations to mark the changing population of slave and free:

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Simmons on Landscapes and History in Beyonce’s #Lemonade

At the UNC Press Blog, historian LaKisha Simmons “explores the historic and symbolic significance of the plantation settings in Beyonce’s visual album, Lemonade:”

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DIGITAL: Memories of a Massacre: Memphis in 1866

Memories of a Massacre is a digital project and archive exploring the 1866 Memphis race riot. The project is directed by Beverly Greene Bond and Susan O’Donovan, with Andre E. Johnson as Communications Director:

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Hudson on The Racist Dawn of Capitalism | Boston Review

Peter James Hudson reviews three recent history of slavery and capitalism texts to place them in conversation with radical black scholarship and political thought, past and present:

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INTERVIEW: Wilder on his book “Ebony And Ivy: Race, Slavery, And The Troubled History Of America’s Universities” | The Diane Rehm Show (2014)

Revisit this interview with Craig Wilder on slavery and the university:

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