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“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. Much of the criticism is a product of racist beliefs about his “African” character despite the fact that we do not know with certainty whether he was born in Saint-Domingue or in West Africa. His “Africanness” is almost always pitted against the “civility” and “moderation” of the earlier revolutionary leader Toussaint Louverture….”
Lorelle Semley, To Be Free and French: Citizenship in France’s Atlantic Empire. Cambridge University Press, 2017.
Sandra E. Greene, Slave Owners of West Africa: Decision Making in the Age of Abolition. Indiana University Press, 2017.
Mariana Candido, An African Slaving Port and the Atlantic World: Benguela and Its Hinterland. Reprint edition. Place of publication not identified: Cambridge University Press, 2015.
A special symposium in the Journal of African American History featured the work of Gerald Horne, historian of African American and African diaspora history:
Nijla Mu’min looks back at Haile Gerima’s film Sankofa for Shadow and Act:
Pamela Scully and Diana Paton, eds. Gender and Slave Emancipation in the Atlantic World. Duke University Press, 2005.
via Duke U Press:
Ana Lucia Araujo of Howard University has announced the program of the slavery seminar at Howard University.
Via Ana Lucia Araujo on Facebook:
Elsa Barraza Mendoza writes: Continue reading