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

Weekend Reading: The Public Archive on “Radical Black Cities”

This week, The Public Archive published its fourth installment on Radical Black Reading.  The subject was race, urbanity, black geographies, and sense of place: In this, The Public Archive’s fourth installment of Radical Black Reading,* we hope to contribute to an informal conversation about the history, plight, and future of Black cities – and towards the … Continue reading Weekend Reading: The Public Archive on “Radical Black Cities”

Queloides/Keloids: Race and Racism in Cuban Contemporary Art

Curated by Alejandro de la Fuente and Elio Rodríguez Valdés Queloides/Keloids "is an art exhibit that seeks to contribute to current debates about the persistence of racism in contemporary Cuba and elsewhere in the world."  Twelve artists are participating as the project moves from Havana, Cuba to Pittsburgh over the course of 2010-2011 including Pedro … Continue reading Queloides/Keloids: Race and Racism in Cuban Contemporary Art

Africa, Africans, and Slavery in Latin America

The November 2007 issue of the Hispanic American Historical Review features three articles on Africans, slavery and conceptions of Africa in three Latin American countries: Buenos Aires, Cuba, and Uruguay. This issue (87:4) was the last issue published while the journal was headquartered at the University of Maryland-College Park, an institution well known for pioneering … Continue reading Africa, Africans, and Slavery in Latin America