ARTICLE: Barragan on Female Slaveholders in Colombia

Yesenia Barragan, “Gendering Mastery: Female Slaveholders in the Colombian Pacific Lowlands.” Slavery & Abolition (July 24, 2017): 1–26. Abstract: "This article examines the lives and power exercised by female slaveholders in the frontier lowlands of the Pacific coast of Colombia during the first half of the nineteenth century. Utilizing records from the Independence era to … Continue reading ARTICLE: Barragan on Female Slaveholders in Colombia

ARTICLE: Webster on Northern Black Womanhood in the Nineteenth Century

Crystal Lynn Webster, “In Pursuit of Autonomous Womanhood: Nineteenth-Century Black Motherhood in the U.S. North.” Slavery & Abolition 38, no. 2 (April 3, 2017): 425–40. Abstract: "African Americans who resided in the antebellum North were subjected to forms of disenfranchisement that informed their political activism. These experiences were especially pronounced for black women whose identities … Continue reading ARTICLE: Webster on Northern Black Womanhood in the Nineteenth Century

ARTICLE: Holden on African-American Children and the Southampton Rebellion of 1831

Vanessa M. Holden. "Generation, resistance, and survival: African-American children and the Southampton Rebellion of 1831." Slavery & Abolition pp. 1-47 (2017) Abstract: "The Southampton Rebellion of 1831, Nat Turner’s Rebellion, stands as the most famous slave rebellion in American History. Historians have studied the rebellion extensively often focusing on Turner’s biography, the incident’s violent sequence … Continue reading ARTICLE: Holden on African-American Children and the Southampton Rebellion of 1831

ARTICLE: Webb on Slave Narratives and the Sentencing Court

Webb, Lindsey. “Slave Narratives and the Sentencing Court.” SSRN Scholarly Paper. Rochester, NY: Social Science Research Network, September 28, 2016. "In examining how invoking conditions of confinement at sentencing engages defense attorneys as advocates and abolitionists, this Article seeks insight from a tool of abolitionists and advocates from a different time: Civil War-era slave narratives. … Continue reading ARTICLE: Webb on Slave Narratives and the Sentencing Court

ARTICLES: JAAH SYMPOSIUM ON GERALD HORNE

A special symposium in the Journal of African American History featured the work of Gerald Horne, historian of African American and African diaspora history: Ula Taylor, “INTRODUCTION: THE SHAPING OF AN ACTIVIST AND SCHOLAR.” The Journal of African American History 96, no. 2 (2011): 204–14. doi:10.5323/jafriamerhist.96.2.0204. Ula Taylor, “COMBING THE ARCHIVE, TRACING THE DIASPORA: THE … Continue reading ARTICLES: JAAH SYMPOSIUM ON GERALD HORNE

ARTICLE: Green on Letters from a Fancy Girl

Sharony Green,“‘Mr Ballard, I Am Compelled to Write Again’: Beyond Bedrooms and Brothels, a Fancy Girl Speaks.” Black Women, Gender & Families 5, no. 1 (2011). Green writes: "On February 2, 1840, a black woman named Avenia White wrote a letter to Rice Ballard, her former master. At the time of her letter, the fifth … Continue reading ARTICLE: Green on Letters from a Fancy Girl

ARTICLE: Semley on “To Live and Die, Free and French”

  Lorelle D. Semley, “To Live and Die, Free and French Toussaint Louverture’s 1801 Constitution and the Original Challenge of Black Citizenship.” Radical History Review 2013, no. 115 (2013): 65–90. Abstract: "Haiti was not yet born when Toussaint Louverture wrote his 1801 Constitution as governor-general of the French colony of Saint-Domingue. Louverture declared loyalty to … Continue reading ARTICLE: Semley on “To Live and Die, Free and French”

ARTICLE: Ginzberg on Women’s History, Mainstreams and Cutting Edges

Lori D. Ginzberg, “Mainstreams and Cutting Edges.” Journal of the Early Republic 36, no. 2 (2016): 319–25. doi:10.1353/jer.2016.0020. Ginzberg writes: In Philadelphia, where I live, archeologists digging across the street from Independence Hall found long-buried rooms where George Washington kept his slaves, whom he had brought to the new nation’s capital from Virginia. What emerged after … Continue reading ARTICLE: Ginzberg on Women’s History, Mainstreams and Cutting Edges

ARTICLE: Morgan on Race and Gender in the History of the Early Republic

Jennifer L. Morgan, “Periodization Problems: Race and Gender in the History of the Early Republic.” Journal of the Early Republic 36, no. 2 (2016): 351–57. Morgan writes: "The invitation to participate in a roundtable discussion on the early republic produced some confusion—what did I know about the history of African American women in the early … Continue reading ARTICLE: Morgan on Race and Gender in the History of the Early Republic