Sex and Slavery: An Incomplete Reading List

On year ago I asked “What is your favorite book/essay/journal article on sexuality and slavery studies?” Reblogged from Diaspora Hypertext, the Blog…

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Did an exercise today.

Then I Storify’d it:   Editing__Sex_and_Atlantic_Slavery_Bibliography__·_Storify

Click the image above to go to the Storify or browse/search the uber simplistic fairly messy html version I exported after the jump (Storify won’t embed on WordPress.com sites; one day, when I am a cool kid, I will finally transition #DHtheBlog to a self hosted space).

Before you go fishing for texts, this thirty minute exercise reminded of a few things:

1) As far as we think we’ve come in the study of sexuality and slavery, we have barely brushed the surface. I’m quite concerned with excavating histories of black female intimate pleasure, kinship, and affection. But I’m also interested in where those bonds break down into despair, betrayal, or terror. This breakdown, I think…

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ARTICLE: Semley on “To Live and Die, Free and French”

 
Toussaint Louverture [Image fixe] : chef des noirs insurgés de Saint Domingue (entre 1796 et 1799) / Collection de Vinck. Un siècle d'histoire de France par l'estampe, 1770-1870. Vol. 44
Toussaint Louverture: chef des noirs insurgés de Saint Domingue (entre 1796 et 1799) / Collection de Vinck. Un siècle d’histoire de France par l’estampe, 1770-1870. Vol. 44 / BNF
Lorelle D. Semley, “To Live and Die, Free and French Toussaint Louverture’s 1801 Constitution and the Original Challenge of Black Citizenship.” Radical History Review 2013, no. 115 (2013): 65–90.

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ARTICLE: Ginzberg on Women’s History, Mainstreams and Cutting Edges

Slavery Exhibit at the entrance to the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia / Photo Credit: Jessica Marie Johnson, April 14, 2016
Slavery Exhibit at the entrance to the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia / Photo Credit: Jessica Marie Johnson, April 14, 2016

Lori D. Ginzberg, “Mainstreams and Cutting Edges.” Journal of the Early Republic 36, no. 2 (2016): 319–25. doi:10.1353/jer.2016.0020.

Ginzberg writes:

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VIDEO: Bell on Enslaved Labor Used to Build the Capitol | C-SPAN

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Chained Slaves in Front of the U.S. Capital Building, Washington, D.C., 1814, Jesse Torrey, A Portraiture of Domestic Slavery in the United States (Philadelphia, 1817), between pp. 36 and 37. (Copy in Library Company of Philadelphia) as shown on http://www.slaveryimages.org, compiled by Jerome Handler and Michael Tuite, and sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and the University of Virginia Library.

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ARTICLE: Morgan on Race and Gender in the History of the Early Republic

Credit: "Philadelphia fashions, 1837," Edward Williams Clay via Library Company of Philadelphia Print Dept. Political Cartoons http://bit.ly/2aabmhy
Credit: “Philadelphia fashions, 1837,” Edward Williams Clay via Library Company of Philadelphia Print Dept. Political Cartoons http://bit.ly/2aabmhy
Jennifer L. Morgan, “Periodization Problems: Race and Gender in the History of the Early Republic.” Journal of the Early Republic 36, no. 2 (2016): 351–57.

Morgan writes:

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ARTICLE: Pryor on the Etymology of ‘Nigger’ in the Antebellum North

Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. "Effect of John Brown's invasion at the South (Nov. 19, 1859)." New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 22, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-fb9f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
Art and Picture Collection, The New York Public Library. “Effect of John Brown’s invasion at the South (Nov. 19, 1859).” New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed July 22, 2016. http://digitalcollections.nypl.org/items/510d47e0-fb9f-a3d9-e040-e00a18064a99
Pryor, Elizabeth Stordeur. “The Etymology of Nigger: Resistance, Language, and the Politics of Freedom in the Antebellum North.” Journal of the Early Republic 36, no. 2 (2016): 203–45.

Abstract:

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