Hudson on The Racist Dawn of Capitalism | Boston Review

Peter James Hudson reviews three recent history of slavery and capitalism texts to place them in conversation with radical black scholarship and political thought, past and present: "Jaurès’s vision of economic questions as the primary engine of social and political change, his linking of capitalism with modernity, his casting of elites as historical actors—all these … Continue reading Hudson on The Racist Dawn of Capitalism | Boston Review

ARTICLE/JOURNAL: Radical History Review Special Issue: Haitian Lives/Global Perspectives

The Winter 2013 Radical History Review is a special issue: "Haitian Lives/Global Perspectives." From the introduction: As several of the essays in this issue explain, in the years since Michel-Rolph Trouillot famously showed that the Haitian Revolution was “unthinkable” and its his- tory relegated to silence, the country’s history has gone from “hidden” and “unknow- … Continue reading ARTICLE/JOURNAL: Radical History Review Special Issue: Haitian Lives/Global Perspectives

WEB: The Public Archive

About: "Given the incredible loss of life as a result of the January 12, 2010 earthquake in the Republic of Haiti, it may appear frivolous to turn to history – but history, too, has been a casualty of this disaster. In the reporting on the earthquake and the relief operations, Haiti’s history has been contorted … Continue reading WEB: The Public Archive

Readings in Black Geographies

Carl H. Nightingale.  “Before Race Mattered: Geographies of the Color Line in Early Colonial Madras and New York.” The American Historical Review 113, no. 1 (February 1, 2008): 48-71. First paragraph: By the 1710s, British authorities at both Madras, India, and New York City had made, by fits and starts, more than a half-century of … Continue reading Readings in Black Geographies