NEWS: New Orleans removes last of four statues linked to pro-slavery era | @Reuters

“We cannot be afraid of the truth,” said Landrieu, who along with other city leaders decided to take down the monuments in 2015, a decision that withstood challenges in federal court.

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ART: Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker’s Tales of Slavery and Power | @Artsy

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“Kara Walker is one of the most high-profile and controversial artists in America. The exhibition presented three narrative portfolio series, executed in print—The Emancipation Approximation, Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War and An Unpeopled Land in Uncharted Waters.”

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EDITED: Scully and Patton on Gender and Slave Emancipation in the Atlantic World

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Pamela Scully and Diana Paton, eds. Gender and Slave Emancipation in the Atlantic World. Duke University Press, 2005.

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BOOK: Paton on Crime, Punishment, and Gender in Jamaica

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Diana Paton, No Bond but the Law: Punishment, Race, and Gender in Jamaican State Formation, 1780–1870. Duke University Press, 2004.

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ARTICLE: Semley on “To Live and Die, Free and French”

 
Toussaint Louverture [Image fixe] : chef des noirs insurgés de Saint Domingue (entre 1796 et 1799) / Collection de Vinck. Un siècle d'histoire de France par l'estampe, 1770-1870. Vol. 44
Toussaint Louverture: chef des noirs insurgés de Saint Domingue (entre 1796 et 1799) / Collection de Vinck. Un siècle d’histoire de France par l’estampe, 1770-1870. Vol. 44 / BNF
Lorelle D. Semley, “To Live and Die, Free and French Toussaint Louverture’s 1801 Constitution and the Original Challenge of Black Citizenship.” Radical History Review 2013, no. 115 (2013): 65–90.

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BOOK: Pryor on “Colored Travelers” before the Civil War

 

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Elizabeth S. Pryor, Colored Travelers: Mobility and the Fight for Citizenship before the Civil War. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2016.

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Ross Interview on The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case | WWNO

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Michael Ross was interviewed by of  TriPod: NOLA at 300 on his book The Great New Orleans Kidnapping Case: Race, Law, and Justice in the Reconstruction Era (Oxford, 2014):

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ARTICLE: Hartman on Black Women’s Labors

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“Negro Quarters” in Harper’s New Monthly Magazine (1853), vol. 9, p. 753. (Copy in Special Collections Department, University of Virginia Library) as shown on http://www.slaveryimages.org, compiled by Jerome Handler and Michael Tuite, and sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and the University of Virginia Library.
Saidiya Hartman, “The Belly of the World: A Note on Black Women’s Labors.” Souls 18, no. 1 (2016): 166-173.
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