20 Years of the Black Atlantic at Africa in Words: Art, Politics & Intellectual Production

Africa in Words is running a series of posts on Paul Gilroy's The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of its release. Click here to read the first post of the series and here to read the second. Bruno Muniz continues the series with a post on art and … Continue reading 20 Years of the Black Atlantic at Africa in Words: Art, Politics & Intellectual Production

20 Years of the Black Atlantic at Africa in Words: Samba, Jazz, Brazil

Africa in Words is running a series of posts on Paul Gilroy’s The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of its release. Click here to read the first post of the series and here to read the third. Gabriel Improta continues with a post on the music of Brazil and … Continue reading 20 Years of the Black Atlantic at Africa in Words: Samba, Jazz, Brazil

20 Years of the Black Atlantic at Africa in Words

Africa in Words is running a series of posts on Paul Gilroy's The Black Atlantic: Modernity and Double Consciousness, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of its release.  Click here to read the second post of the series and here to read the third. Nara Improta begins with a review of the famous work: "This year, Gilroy’s … Continue reading 20 Years of the Black Atlantic at Africa in Words

Ted Fellow Cesar Harada Blogs 1811 Louisiana Slave Revolt, Gulf Coast Oil Spill, Environment

In 1811 white landlords were forcing black slaves to manipulate fatal toxic, such as the one required in the fabrication of Indigo (pigment). Today, the swamps owned by the former slaves children has been bought by major energy companies at an unfair price to host multi-millions polluting facilities. The descents of the slaves still live on … Continue reading Ted Fellow Cesar Harada Blogs 1811 Louisiana Slave Revolt, Gulf Coast Oil Spill, Environment

Slavery and Law at Legal History Blog

The Legal History blog (founded by Mary L. Dudziak, the Judge Edward J. and Ruey L. Guirado Professor of Law, History and Political Science at the University of Southern California Law School) has several articles on U.S. slavery and the law: Guest contributor Salley Greene's three part series presenting new archival evidence concerning State v. … Continue reading Slavery and Law at Legal History Blog

History and Politics: Black Confederates in the Civil War

The History Carnival hosted at Cliopatria has two articles on the myth and reality of black soldiers who served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. A snip from Applying UFOlogy Techniques to the Search for Black Confederates: On the other hand the skeptic summarizes his view at the very tail end of the … Continue reading History and Politics: Black Confederates in the Civil War