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EDITED: Mann, Bay, and More on Rethinking the African Diaspora (2001)

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African Diaspora, Ph.D. is revisiting scholarship that has shaped the study of people of African descent across time and place….

Mann, Kristin, and Edna G. Bay, eds. Rethinking the African Diaspora: The Making of a Black Atlantic World in the Bight of Benin and Brazil. Psychology Press, 2001.

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Jackson and Ball Discuss Roots from the 1970s to Now | Interview with the Journal of the Civil War Era

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Elizabeth Motich interviews Kellie Carter Jackson and Erica L. Ball on the TV mini-series Roots and the 2016 remake for the The Journal of Civil War Era :

“This week on Muster, Dr. Kellie Carter Jackson and Dr. Erica L. Ball, authors of the upcoming book, Reconsidering Roots: Race, Politics, and Memory (Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2017) talk about history, slavery, and black genealogy in anticipation of The History Channel’s May 31st premiere of a four-part remake of Alex Haley’s 1977 classic series, Roots. After the first episode of Roots, stay tuned for The Roots of Our History, a documentary about the series.

What do you recall about the original 1977 Roots series?

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Johnson on Black Diasporic Intellectual Production for @AAIHS

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?” Continue reading Johnson on Black Diasporic Intellectual Production for @AAIHS

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VIDEO: Apter on “History in the Dungeon” | African Studies Workshop @ Harvard

On February 3, 2014, Andrew Apter presented “History in the Dungeon: Spectral Spaces and Sovereign Signs in Cape Coast Castle, Ghana.” Apter is a Professor of History at UCLA. Emmanuel Akyeampong, Professor of History at Harvard University, was the discussant. Continue reading VIDEO: Apter on “History in the Dungeon” | African Studies Workshop @ Harvard