DIGITAL: Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery

New Digital Project – Digital Archaeological Archive of Comparative Slavery, directed by Jillian E. Galle:

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AUDIO: American Exodus: A History of Emigration [rebroadcast] by BackStory

In response to the recent election, #ADPhD is sharing reflections, short takes, and responses from scholars of slavery. To submit yours, click here.

On November 11, 2016, in light of the recent election, the BackStory podcast rebroadcast its episode on emigration and immigration, which included stories on free blacks who sailed to Liberia during the 19th century:

“With Donald Trump vowing to keep undocumented Mexicans out of the U.S. with a wall and Hillary Clinton promising the same immigrants a path to citizenship, immigration was a big issue in the 2016 presidential election. But what about the flip side – emigration?

“In this episode of BackStory, we ask who’s chosen to leave the U.S. and what parts of their American identities they took with them – from the Loyalists who fled to Canada in the wake of the American Revolution, and the free blacks who sailed to Liberia in search of true freedom, to the Depression-era refugees who moved to the Soviet Union.”

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FRIDAY: Rutgers University to Examine its History of Slavery and Dispossession

An initiative led by Professors Deborah Gray White and Marisa Fuentes comes to fruition this Friday, November 18, 2016 from 4 to 6 pm. Open to the public.

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Post-Election Editor’s Note: #ADPhD is at Your Service

Historians of Atlantic slavery: African Diaspora, Ph.D. is at your service. Which primary sources can you share that are helping you move through these times? What moments in history do we need to be reminded up that remind you of now? How does our subject inform our present? If you are writing essays on Facebook–may we archive those on the blog? Are you writing elsewhere? 

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