Ada Ferrer, Linda Rodriguez launch Digital Aponte: "Welcome to Digital Aponte, a site dedicated to the life and work of José Antonio Aponte, a free man of color, carpenter, artist, and alleged leader of a massive antislavery conspiracy and rebellion in colonial Cuba in 1811-1812. Aponte was also the creator of an unusual work of … Continue reading DIGITAL: Digital Aponte – Writing, Painting, and Making Freedom in the African Diaspora
BOOK: Ferrer on Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution
Freedom’s Mirror follows the reverberations of the Haitian Revolution in Cuba, where the violent entrenchment of slavery occurred at the very moment that the Haitian Revolution provided a powerful and proximate example of slaves destroying slavery...
Grandin, O’Malley, Ferrer, Berlin, and 12 Years a Slave Win Awards from the American Historical Association
The American Historical Association has awarded Steve McQueen's 12 Years a Slave the John E. O'Conner Film Award for "outstanding interpretations of history through film" in the category of "Dramatic Feature." Other winners include....
Ferrer Interviewed by the Public Archive
The Public Archive recently interviewed Ada Ferrer about her latest book, Freedom’s Mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution (2014): FERRER: "Among slaves and people of color you see something equivalent. Many scholars have argued that the Haitian Revolution –to quote Eugene Genovese—“propelled a revolution in consciousness” among African Americans. I agree, but … Continue reading Ferrer Interviewed by the Public Archive
EDITED: Fradera and Schmidt-Nowara on Slavery in Spain’s Atlantic Empire
Josep Maria Fradera and Christopher Schmidt-Nowara, eds. Slavery and Antislavery in Spain’s Atlantic Empire. New York: Berghahn Books, 2013. via Berghahn Books: African slavery was pervasive in Spain’s Atlantic empire yet remained in the margins of the imperial economy until the end of the eighteenth century when the plantation revolution in the Caribbean colonies put the … Continue reading EDITED: Fradera and Schmidt-Nowara on Slavery in Spain’s Atlantic Empire
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