The Junto Blog Announces New Bloggers

Looking forward to the Junto reboot featuring new bloggers, including historians of slavery Vanessa Holden and Ebony Jones. Also new: Carla Cevasco, an assistant professor of history at Rutgers University-New Brunswick and scholar of food, medicine and the body, and material culture in early America and the Atlantic world. Elbra David, who recently finished a … Continue reading The Junto Blog Announces New Bloggers

Holden Discusses the Role Women Played in the Nat Turner Rebellion | TIME

Vanessa Holden, interviewed for Time, discusses the role women played in the Southampton Rebelion (also known as the Nat Turner Rebellion) and their absence from the recent film, Birth of a Nation: "Slavery wasn’t evil at the hands of one evil master; it wasn’t only evil in moments of extreme violence and torture or extreme … Continue reading Holden Discusses the Role Women Played in the Nat Turner Rebellion | TIME

Holden on “The Trouble in Nate Parker’s Southampton” | @ProcessHistory

Vanessa Holden, historian of the Southampton Rebellion (also known as Nat Turner's Rebellion), reviews Birth of a Nation for Process History: "Black women and children do not factor into the agricultural labor of the grand plantations that dot Parker’s fictional Southampton. Unlike their historical counterparts who labored primarily in Southampton’s fields, they populate only domestic … Continue reading Holden on “The Trouble in Nate Parker’s Southampton” | @ProcessHistory