Reposted from DH the Blog: Wicked Flesh: Black Women, Intimacy, and Freedom in the Atlantic World is now available for pre-order! You can pre-order on Amazon, of course, but the University of Pennsylvania Press is also having a 40% off spring sale with code SPRING20-FM RIGHT NOW and #WickedFlesh is listed (though no cover or … Continue reading #WickedFlesh Available for Pre-Order!!
"In 1999, former president of Benin, Mathieu Kireka, fell to his knees, begging the African diaspora for forgiveness for his country’s role in the Transatlantic Slave Trade, a trade that affected the lives of millions of Africans. A decade later, 2019 was named the Year of Return, by the West African country of Ghana, marking the 400th … Continue reading NEWS: Year of Return
Finally! Julius Scott, A Common Wind: Afro-American Organization in the Revolution Against Slavery (Verso, 2018). via Verso: "Out of the grey expanse of official records in Spanish, English and French, The Common Wind provides a gripping and colourful account of inter-continental communication networks that tied together the free and enslaved masses of the new world. … Continue reading BOOK: Scott on the Common Wind of Black Radicalism During Slavery
Appendix: Table of Diaspora. Édouard Glissant, Caribbean Discourse: Selected Essays (University of Virginia Press, 1989). Translated by J. Michael Dash.
Céline Flory, De l esclavage à la liberté forcée. Histoire des travailleurs africains engagés dans la Caraïbe française au XIXe siècle (Paris: Karthala, 2015). via Karthala: "Entre 1854 et 1862, plus de 18 500 hommes, femmes et enfants originaires du continent africain, furent amenés en Guyane, en Guadeloupe et en Martinique. Afin d’y circonscrire … Continue reading BOOK: Flory on Slavery, l’Engagisme and Rachetés in the French Caribbean | Karthala
The Sex and Slavery Lab launches this week with a series event as part of #unboundJHU. Learn more about the events here: http://ssl.adphd.org/ The Sex & Slavery Lab brings scholars knowledgeable about the ways race, sex, histories of slavery, violence, and resistance have intersected in the lives of straight, queer, cis, and trans women and … Continue reading EVENT/BLOGROLL: This Week: @jmjafrx Launches Sex & Slavery Lab #unboundJHU
Bronwen Everill, “‘All the Baubles That They Needed’: ‘Industriousness’ and Slavery in Saint-Louis and Gorée,” Early American Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 15, no. 4 (November 1, 2017): 714–39. Abstract: "Atlantic port cities were sites of commercial, consumer, and industrious revolutions in the eighteenth century. This essay argues that accounts of the Atlantic consumer and … Continue reading ARTICLE: Everill on “All the baubles that they needed”: “Industriousness” and Slavery in Saint-Louis and Gorée
Smallwood, Stephanie E. Saltwater Slavery: A Middle Passage from Africa to American Diaspora. 11/15/08 edition. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2008. via HUP: "This bold, innovative book promises to radically alter our understanding of the Atlantic slave trade, and the depths of its horrors. Stephanie E. Smallwood offers a penetrating look at the process of … Continue reading BOOK: Smallwood on Saltwater Slavery and the Middle Passage
Hosted, organized, and compiled by Julia Gaffield: "Jean-Jacques Dessalines is one of the Haitian Revolution’s most poorly and least understood heroes. Beginning with his ascent to power and continuing into the twenty-first century, Dessalines has been criticized for his use of violence during and after the Revolution as well as for his alleged political incompetence. … Continue reading DIGITAL: Gaffield’s Dessalines Reader
Lorelle Semley, To Be Free and French: Citizenship in France’s Atlantic Empire. Cambridge University Press, 2017. via Cambridge U Press: The Haitian Revolution may have galvanized subjects of French empire in the Americas and Africa struggling to define freedom and 'Frenchness' for themselves, but Lorelle Semley reveals that this event was just one moment in a … Continue reading BOOK: Semley on Citizenship in the French Atlantic