Johnson writes: "What do historians of the earlier period do when dealing with black diasporic subjects laboring and living in a world of ideas, philosophies, and cosmologies but largely without alphanumeric texts? Does this black intellectual production only start becoming intellectual history when texts written by people of African descent begin to appear? What new possibilities for intellectual work open when the enslaved and the period of slavery become central?"
From the Gilder Lerhman Center: James Sweet, Professor of History at the University of Wisconsin, has been selected as the winner of the 2012 Frederick Douglass Book Prize for his book, Domingos Álvares, African Healing, and the Intellectual History of the Atlantic World (University of North Carolina Press). The Douglass Prize was jointly created by … Continue reading Congratulations to James H. Sweet, Winner of the 2012 Douglass Prize
The finalists for the 14th Annual Frederick Douglass Book Prize have been announced. From the announcement: Robin Blackburn for The American Crucible: Slavery, Emancipation and Human Rights (Verso Books) In The American Crucible, Robin Blackburn has provided one of the most commanding and wide-ranging examinations of Atlantic abolitionism in years. In an era of specialization, … Continue reading 2012 Frederick Douglass Book Prize Finalists Announced
From University of Illinois Press: Focusing on the problems and conflicts of doing African diaspora research from various disciplinary perspectives, these essays situate, describe, and reflect on the current practice of diaspora scholarship. Tejumola Olaniyan, James H. Sweet, and the international group of contributors assembled here seek to enlarge understanding of how the diaspora is … Continue reading Olaniyan and Sweet on The African Diaspora and the Disciplines