Berry on Nat Turner’s Skull and A Purse of Skin | @NYTimes

Credit Trenton Doyle Hancock, “When They Found Me I Wasn’t There, Version #2”, 2016, Courtesy of the artist and James Cohan, New York/Photo: Will Michels

Daina Ramey Berry on trading the remains of slaves as an American past time:

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BOOK: Berry on Slavery, Value, and a “Pound of Flesh”

Daina Ramey Berry, The Price for Their Pound of Flesh: The Value of the Enslaved, from Womb to Grave, in the Building of a Nation. Boston: Beacon Press, 2017.

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ARTICLE: Millward on Black Women’s History and Mourning


Jessica Millward, “Black Women’s History and the Labor of Mourning,” Souls 18 (2016): 161- 165

Millward on mourning and doing histories of enslaved and free women of African descent:

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ARTICLE/JOURNAL/DIGITAL: Social Text Special Issue on Slavery, Freedom, and the Archive

Special Issue of Social Text (33:4, 2015) on “The Question of Recovery: Slavery, Freedom, and the Archive,” including a roundtable on slavery, mapping, and the digital humanities. Guest edited by Laura Helton, Justin Leroy, Max A. Mishler, Samantha Seeley, and Shauna Sweeney

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Diouf on The Harlem Burial Ground | Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture

Diouf writes:

“Another African Burial Ground was officially “discovered” in New York City a few days ago. If this is news to most, it is not to preservationists, historians, and archivists who have been aware of the existence of the cemetery for years….

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