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DIGITAL: About The Project · Runaway Connecticut

New digital project on runaway slave ads in Connecticut. The database was designed by the students in COL370 / HIST211 as part of their final projext for Digital History (Spring 2014). Taught at Wesleyan College by Joseph Yannielli.

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Apsilla (or Apsaline) “Appie” Ward Hagans | as shown on Scuffalong

DIGITAL: Scuffalong – North Carolina Free People of Color

Apsilla (or Apsaline) “Appie” Ward Hagans | as shown on Scuffalong
Apsilla (or Apsaline) “Appie” Ward Hagans | as shown on Scuffalong | More here: https://scuffalong.com/2014/03/16/appie-ward-hagans/

Lisa Y. Henderson is a researcher — and descendant — of North Carolina’s free people of color. She runs a genealogy blog at http://www.scuffalong.com which features archival material on her work in history and genealogy:

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DIGITAL: Rankin Maps the Spread of Slavery in United States

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A digital project by Bill Rankin visualizes the spread of slavery in the United States in maps. Rankin uses dots, black space (to render county/state lines nearly invisible), and color gradations to mark the changing population of slave and free:

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"The Maroons in Ambush on the Dromilly Estate in the parish of Trelawney, Jamaica". The painting was doine be by F. C. Bourgoin and engraved by J. Merigot. It was published by J. Cribb (London, 1801). The dedication reads: "To the Honble Genl. Walpole, this plate is with permission respectfully dedicated by his obliged and obedient servant, Robt. Cribb." Found here: http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/onlineex/carviews/t/022ktop00000123u05900000.html

PODCAST: Brown on “Designing Histories of Slavery for the Database Age”

"The Maroons in Ambush on the Dromilly Estate in the parish of Trelawney, Jamaica". The painting was doine be by F. C. Bourgoin and engraved by J. Merigot. It was published by J. Cribb (London, 1801). The dedication reads: "To the Honble Genl. Walpole, this plate is with permission respectfully dedicated by his obliged and obedient servant, Robt. Cribb." Found here: http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/onlineex/carviews/t/022ktop00000123u05900000.html
“The Maroons in Ambush on the Dromilly Estate in the parish of Trelawney, Jamaica”. The painting was doine be by F. C. Bourgoin and engraved by J. Merigot. It was published by J. Cribb (London, 1801). The dedication reads: “To the Honble Genl. Walpole, this plate is with permission respectfully dedicated by his obliged and obedient servant, Robt. Cribb.” Found here: http://www.bl.uk/onlinegallery/onlineex/carviews/t/022ktop00000123u05900000.html

 

Vincent Brown interviewed by MIT Comparative Media Studies/Writing on doing histories of slavery and digital history:

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DIGITAL/NEWS: Slave Trade Database to Expand, Update Website | The Emory Wheel

The Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database, an online database providing information about slaves and slave trading voyages, will soon expand to include information about intra-American slave trade as well as have a new accessibility. The online database is supervised by two Emory faculty members in partnership with international scholars. The project investigators — David Eltis, Robert… Read the rest: Slave Trade Database to Expand, Update Website … Continue reading DIGITAL/NEWS: Slave Trade Database to Expand, Update Website | The Emory Wheel

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DIGITAL: “Lost Friends” Database: Former Slaves Searching for Kin

Originally posted on Diaspora Hypertext, the Blog:
Two dollars in 1880 bought a yearlong subscription to the Southwestern Christian Advocate, a newspaper published in New Orleans by the Methodist Book Concern and distributed to nearly five hundred preachers, eight hundred post offices, and more than four thousand subscribers in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Arkansas. The “Lost Friends” column, which ran from the paper’s 1877… Continue reading DIGITAL: “Lost Friends” Database: Former Slaves Searching for Kin

Caption: Effects of the Fugitive-Slave-Law. Hoff & Bloede New York, 1850 (Source: Library of Congress)    http://www.loc.gov/pictures/item/2008661523/

SOURCE: Controversial Literature in The American Slavery Collection, 1820-1922: From the American Antiquarian Society | Readex

“The September release of The American Slavery Collection, 1820-1922, contains many documents categorized as “controversial literature.” This bibliographical term describes works that argue against or express opposition to individual religious and monastic orders, individual religions, individual Christian denominations, and sacred works. Unsurprisingly, much of the controversy in the following documents surrounds Biblical interpretations of the institution of slavery…” Controversial Literature in The American Slavery Collection, … Continue reading SOURCE: Controversial Literature in The American Slavery Collection, 1820-1922: From the American Antiquarian Society | Readex

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DIGITAL: Banjology

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From the website:

This website is a work-in-progress by Laurent Dubois, David Garner, and Mary Caton Lingold of Duke University. Our goal is to showcase our research on the history of the banjo in the Afro-Atlantic world, including historical documents, visual materials, material objects, and musical transcription and analysis. We focus particularly on Haiti and Louisiana, but also provide information from other areas along with the transcriptions of a wide range of banjo music.

Writing the history of the banjo, especially of its early formation as an instrument, poses important challenges. We have to return to the period of the 17th through the early 19th century, and to work from fragments to reconstruct what we can about the construction, sound, and social and cultural meaning of the instrument.

In recent years there has been a proliferation of excellent research on the early history of the banjo. For a detailed investigation of some of the West African instruments that inspired the construction of the New World banjo, and an interpretations of the early history of the banjo, you can visit Shlomo Pescoe’s three excellent Facebook pages: Banjo Roots, Banjo Roots: West Africa, and Banjo Roots: World Banjo

Read the rest. The site breaks banjology into five parts:

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