BOOK: Flory on Slavery, l’Engagisme and Rachetés in the French Caribbean | Karthala

Céline Flory, De l esclavage à la liberté forcée. Histoire des travailleurs africains engagés dans la Caraïbe française au XIXe siècle (Paris: Karthala, 2015). via Karthala:   "Entre 1854 et 1862, plus de 18 500 hommes, femmes et enfants originaires du continent africain, furent amenés en Guyane, en Guadeloupe et en Martinique. Afin d’y circonscrire … Continue reading BOOK: Flory on Slavery, l’Engagisme and Rachetés in the French Caribbean | Karthala

BOOK: Blackett on Fugitive Slaves and the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law

R. J. M. Blackett, The Captive’s Quest for Freedom: Fugitive Slaves, the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law, and the Politics of Slavery (Cambridge ; New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2018). via Cambridge: "This magisterial study, ten years in the making by one of the field's most distinguished historians, will be the first to explore the impact fugitive … Continue reading BOOK: Blackett on Fugitive Slaves and the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law

VIDEO: Valdés on Schomburg and Diasporic Blackness | Left of Black

Vanessa Valdés joins Mark Anthony Neal on Left of Black for S8:E18: Diasporic Blackness -- The Life and Times of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg: "Left of Black host Mark Anthony Neal is joined in the Left of Black studio by scholar and author Vanessa K. Valdes (@Valdes23), Associate Professor of Spanish and Portuguese at the The … Continue reading VIDEO: Valdés on Schomburg and Diasporic Blackness | Left of Black

BOOK: Penningroth on Kinship and Slavery

Dylan C. Penningroth, The Claims of Kinfolk: African American Property and Community in the Nineteenth-Century South (Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2003). via UNC: "In The Claims of Kinfolk, Dylan Penningroth uncovers an extensive informal economy of property ownership among slaves and sheds new light on African American family and community life … Continue reading BOOK: Penningroth on Kinship and Slavery

EDITED: Germain and Larcher on Black French Women and the Struggle for Equality

Félix Germain and Silyane Larcher, eds. Black French Women and the Struggle for Equality, 1848-2016 (University of Nebraska Press, 2018) via UNP: "Black French Women and the Struggle for Equality, 1848–2016 explores how black women in France itself, the French Caribbean, Gorée, Dakar, Rufisque, and Saint-Louis experienced and reacted to French colonialism and how gendered … Continue reading EDITED: Germain and Larcher on Black French Women and the Struggle for Equality

BOOK: Block on Race and the Body in 18th Century America

Sharon Block, Colonial Complexions: Race and Bodies in Eighteenth-Century America (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018). via Penn Press: "In Colonial Complexions, historian Sharon Block examines how Anglo-Americans built racial ideologies out of descriptions of physical appearance. By analyzing more than 4,000 advertisements for fugitive servants and slaves in colonial newspapers alongside scores of trans-Atlantic … Continue reading BOOK: Block on Race and the Body in 18th Century America

BOOK: Jones on Race, Rights and Birthright Citizenship

Martha S. Jones, Birthright Citizens: A History of Race and Rights in Antebellum America (Cambridge University Press, 2018). via Cambridge: "Before the Civil War, colonization schemes and black laws threatened to deport former slaves born in the United States. Birthright Citizens recovers the story of how African American activists remade national belonging through battles in … Continue reading BOOK: Jones on Race, Rights and Birthright Citizenship

BOOK: Vlach on the Big House

John Michael Vlach, Back of the Big House: The Architecture of Plantation Slavery (University of North Carolina Press, 1993). via UNC Press: "Behind the "Big Houses" of the antebellum South existed a different world, socially and architecturally, where slaves lived and worked. John Michael Vlach explores the structures and spaces that formed the slaves' environment. … Continue reading BOOK: Vlach on the Big House

BOOK: Cooper on Slavery and Resistance in Montreal

Afua Cooper. The Hanging of Angelique: The Untold Story of Canadian Slavery and the Burning of Old Montreal. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2007. via UGA Press: "During the night of April 10, 1734, Montréal burned. Marie-Joseph Angélique, a twenty-nine-year-old slave, was arrested, tried, and found guilty of starting the blaze that consumed forty-six buildings. … Continue reading BOOK: Cooper on Slavery and Resistance in Montreal

BOOK: Miles on The Dawn of Detroit

Tiya Miles, The Dawn of Detroit: A Chronicle of Slavery and Freedom in the City of the Straits. The New Press, 2017. via The New Press: "Most Americans believe that slavery was a creature of the South, and that Northern states and territories provided stops on the Underground Railroad for fugitive slaves on their way … Continue reading BOOK: Miles on The Dawn of Detroit