Andrea Roberts, founder of the Texas Freedom Colonies Project and a scholar of heritage conservation and urban planning discusses historic preservation and social justice:
With Ana Lucia Araujo:
Lorelle Semley, To Be Free and French: Citizenship in France’s Atlantic Empire. Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Browne, Randy M. Surviving Slavery in the British Caribbean. University of Pennsylvania Press, 2017.
Sandra E. Greene, Slave Owners of West Africa: Decision Making in the Age of Abolition. Indiana University Press, 2017.
Christopher Schmidt-Nowara, Slavery, Freedom, and Abolition in Latin America and the Atlantic World. Albuquerque: University of New Mexico Press, 2011.
From the introduction by Kelly Baker Josephs:
Cornell University feature on the work of scholar Sandra Greene:
“Sandra Greene writes about the history of slavery in West Africa, where warring political communities in previous centuries enslaved their enemies….”
“The Caribbean Memory Project (CMP) is the Caribbean’s first crowd-sourced cultural heritage research platform. It is designed to activate and engage the memory of cultural heritage among a mixed audience and to aid in counteracting the effects of erasure and forgetting occurring in a growing number of contemporary Caribbean communities. The CMP is motivated by enduring questions of citizenship and its related responsibilities—to a family, a community, a country—which are central to the conceptualization and sustainable enactment of Caribbean identity. The CMP’s foundational questions include:”
This 4th of July in the United States, watch Ancestry.com’s new ad for the Declaration of Independence and read this article by Emily Gaudette about Ancestry and independence’s complicated complications: