BLOGROLL: Morford on Undoing the Colonial Myth of “Firsting” | NiCHE

Ashley Caranto Morford on de-firsting and the CHESS 2017 Summer School: "It’s not only that Devine’s map defaces and reclaims the colonial space of the gallery that makes Battle for the Woodlands such an empowering tool for and of de-firsting — it is also that this piece is literally painted overtop a nineteenth-century colonial map of Canada, … Continue reading BLOGROLL: Morford on Undoing the Colonial Myth of “Firsting” | NiCHE

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

VIDEO: Frank Guridy on Afro-Cubans and African Americans in the Jim Crow Era | @NotEvenPast

"Prof. Guridy discusses his prize-winning book, "Forging Diaspora: Afro-Cubans and African Americans in a World of Empire and Jim Crow." Among other things, he discusses Langston Hughes' and Marcus Garvey's encounters with Afro-Cubans, the meeting of students at Booker T Washington's Tuskegee Institute, and the differences between Cuban and Puerto Rican encounters with African Americans … Continue reading VIDEO: Frank Guridy on Afro-Cubans and African Americans in the Jim Crow Era | @NotEvenPast