Bronwen Everill, “‘All the Baubles That They Needed’: ‘Industriousness’ and Slavery in Saint-Louis and Gorée,” Early American Studies: An Interdisciplinary Journal 15, no. 4 (November 1, 2017): 714–39. Abstract: "Atlantic port cities were sites of commercial, consumer, and industrious revolutions in the eighteenth century. This essay argues that accounts of the Atlantic consumer and … Continue reading ARTICLE: Everill on “All the baubles that they needed”: “Industriousness” and Slavery in Saint-Louis and Gorée
via @NMAACH: "Paul Cuffe was born a free man in Massachusetts. His mother was Native American and his father was of West African Ashanti lineage. An entrepreneur and philanthropist, Cuffe gained wealth as owner of an international shipping company. Despite his success, as an African American he was viewed as a second-class citizen and denied … Continue reading SOURCE: Petition signed by John Cuffe and Paul Cuffe regarding taxation | @NMAAHC
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. The Price for Their Pound of Flesh is the first book to explore the economic value of enslaved people through every phase of their lives—including from … Continue reading BOOK: Berry on Slavery, Value, and a “Pound of Flesh”
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
This is the first scholarly work that looks comprehensively at the reparations discussion in the Caribbean.
April Merleaux on Sidney Mintz: "I was greatly saddened to hear of Sidney Mintz’s passing in December. By all accounts he was a generous mentor and friend, and he will be greatly missed. The author of dozens of works, Mintz has inspired a generation of scholars working on Caribbean society, plantation agriculture, food history, commodities, … Continue reading BLOGROLL: Merleaux on Sidney Mintz and Sweetness and Power| @ProcessHistory
Hilary Jones. The Métis of Senegal: Urban Life and Politics in French West Africa. Indiana University Press, 2013. via Indiana University Press: The Métis of Senegal is a history of politics and society among an influential group of mixed-race people who settled in coastal Africa under French colonialism. Hilary Jones describes how the métis carved … Continue reading BOOK: Jones on The Métis of Senegal