BLOGROLL: Farmer on Audley Moore, Mother of the Reparations Movement – AAIHS

Ashley Farmer writes: "Moore gained the most traction for her reparations activism among activists in Southern California. With a group of L.A.-based black organizers, she founded the Reparations Committee for the Descendants of American Slaves. As the leader of the Reparations Committee, Moore published an extensive analysis of reparations: Why Reparations? Reparations Is the Battle Cry for … Continue reading BLOGROLL: Farmer on Audley Moore, Mother of the Reparations Movement – AAIHS

BOOK: Semley on Citizenship in the French Atlantic

 Lorelle Semley, To Be Free and French: Citizenship in France’s Atlantic Empire. Cambridge University Press, 2017. via Cambridge U Press: The Haitian Revolution may have galvanized subjects of French empire in the Americas and Africa struggling to define freedom and 'Frenchness' for themselves, but Lorelle Semley reveals that this event was just one moment in a … Continue reading BOOK: Semley on Citizenship in the French Atlantic

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. "He called them "symbols of white supremacy" and a part of a movement "to rewrite history, to hide the truth, which is that the … Continue reading NEWS: New Orleans removes last of four statues linked to pro-slavery era | @Reuters

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

Via @Artsy: "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." Source: Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker's Tales of Slavery and Power | Bellevue Arts … Continue reading ART: Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker’s Tales of Slavery and Power | @Artsy

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

Pamela Scully and Diana Paton, eds. Gender and Slave Emancipation in the Atlantic World. Duke University Press, 2005. via Duke U Press: "This groundbreaking collection provides the first comparative history of gender and emancipation in the Atlantic world. Bringing together essays on the United States, Brazil, Cuba, Puerto Rico, West Africa and South Africa, and the … Continue reading EDITED: Scully and Patton on Gender and Slave Emancipation in the Atlantic World

Hartog on Learning from the Legal Culture of Gradual Emancipation | @ProcessHistory

Hendrik Hartog writes: "For starters, we ought to move beyond our conventional understanding of the relationship of slavery to freedom. Our “neo-abolitionist” commitment to the notion of an antinomic relationship between slavery and freedom, of a binary with an excluded middle, leaves us without resources to understand the in-between legal culture, neither “slave” nor “free,” … Continue reading Hartog on Learning from the Legal Culture of Gradual Emancipation | @ProcessHistory

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

Diana Paton, No Bond but the Law: Punishment, Race, and Gender in Jamaican State Formation, 1780–1870. Duke University Press, 2004. via Duke U Press: "Investigating the cultural, social, and political histories of punishment during ninety years surrounding the 1838 abolition of slavery in Jamaica, Diana Paton challenges standard historiographies of slavery and discipline. The abolition … Continue reading BOOK: Paton on Crime, Punishment, and Gender in Jamaica

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

  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. Abstract: "Haiti was not yet born when Toussaint Louverture wrote his 1801 Constitution as governor-general of the French colony of Saint-Domingue. Louverture declared loyalty to … Continue reading ARTICLE: Semley on “To Live and Die, Free and French”