#WickedFlesh Available for Pre-Order!!

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!!

SOURCE: Biography of Anna Murray Douglass | @LibraryofCongress

The Library of Congress holds a biography of Frederick Douglass' wife, Anna Murray Douglass, written by her daughter. Printed from a speech delivered before the Anna Murray Douglass Union by Sprague in Washington, D.C. in 1900. The speech was reprinted by Frederick Douglass Sprague Perry in 1923 and dedicated to the "Noblewomen of the National … Continue reading SOURCE: Biography of Anna Murray Douglass | @LibraryofCongress

VIDEO: Charity Folks (Making History Trailer)

Making History launches with a profile on Charity Folks: "Making History is a groundbreaking platform dedicated to the discovery and remembrance of women’s stories globally. This project is being launched as an eight-part digital series beginning with a profile on Charity Folks--a woman born into slavery, whose unprecedented accumulation of real estate led to financial … Continue reading VIDEO: Charity Folks (Making History Trailer)

EDITED: Scully and Patton on Gender and Slave Emancipation in the Atlantic World

Pamela Scully and Diana Paton, eds. Gender and Slave Emancipation in the Atlantic World. Duke University Press, 2005. via Duke U Press: "This groundbreaking collection provides the first comparative history of gender and emancipation in the Atlantic world. Bringing together essays on the United States, Brazil, Cuba, Puerto Rico, West Africa and South Africa, and the … Continue reading EDITED: Scully and Patton on Gender and Slave Emancipation in the Atlantic World

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

Johnson on Sex, Blood, and Belonging in the Early Republic | @AAIHS 

Jessica Marie Johnson writes: "The following remarks were delivered in June 2016 at the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Annual Meeting. The roundtable, “Blood, Belonging, Citizenship, and Legal Personhood in the Early Republic: A Roundtable,” brought together “four scholars whose current projects grapple with how the oppressed and disenfranchised elaborated their place in … Continue reading Johnson on Sex, Blood, and Belonging in the Early Republic | @AAIHS 

DIGITAL: The Celia Project 

New website for the Celia Project: A Research Collaboration on the History of Slavery and Sexual Violence: "In 1855 Missouri, an enslaved woman named Celia was tried, convicted, and ultimately executed for killing her owner. Celia confessed: She had tried to put a stop to what had been five years of sexual abuse. At the … Continue reading DIGITAL: The Celia Project 

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