BOOK: Martínez-Vergne on Charity and Its Wards in Nineteenth-Century Puerto Rico

Teresita Martínez-Vergne, Shaping the Discourse on Space: Charity and Its Wards in Nineteenth-Century San Juan, Puerto Rico. University of Texas Press, 1999. via UT Press: How municipal officials and the Casa de Beneficencia shaped the discourse on public and private space and thereby marginalized the worthy poor and vagrants, "liberated" Africans, indigent and unruly women, and … Continue reading BOOK: Martínez-Vergne on Charity and Its Wards in Nineteenth-Century Puerto Rico

BLOGROLL: Johnson on Slavery, History, Afrxlatinidad, and Solidarity in Trumplandia | @BitchMedia

Johnson writes: "It would take a spectacle of Black death—including massacres such as the 1866 Mechanic’s Hall riot in New Orleans, where local police opened fire on Republicans of both races, or the Memphis Race Riot that same year, which left some 40 to 50 Black residents dead—to push congress to implement a decisive Reconstruction … Continue reading BLOGROLL: Johnson on Slavery, History, Afrxlatinidad, and Solidarity in Trumplandia | @BitchMedia

VIDEO/CONF: Scenes at 20 – Inspirations, Riffs, and Reverberations

This symposium celebrates the 20th anniversary of Saidiya Hartman’s Scenes of Subjection: Terror, Slavery, and Self-Making in Nineteenth-Century America and its impact on studies of Black lives in the past, present, and future. Please join us as we consider the work’s impact within its intergenerational intellectual context and theorize new possibilities for Black life and Black freedom in … Continue reading VIDEO/CONF: Scenes at 20 – Inspirations, Riffs, and Reverberations

BLOGROLL: “We Can Never Tell the Entire Story of Slavery: In Conversation” An Interview with M. NourbeSe Philip

From 2014, Paul Watkins interviews M. NourbeSe Philip on history, memory, slavery, and the archive: "M. NourbeSe Philip’s Zong! riffs on the legal document from the King’s Bench hearing. The legal account is one version of what happened, a happening couched in official language that Philip gradually dislodges through the poetic excavation and untelling of … Continue reading BLOGROLL: “We Can Never Tell the Entire Story of Slavery: In Conversation” An Interview with M. NourbeSe Philip

ARTICLE: Holden on African-American Children and the Southampton Rebellion of 1831

Vanessa M. Holden. "Generation, resistance, and survival: African-American children and the Southampton Rebellion of 1831." Slavery & Abolition pp. 1-47 (2017) Abstract: "The Southampton Rebellion of 1831, Nat Turner’s Rebellion, stands as the most famous slave rebellion in American History. Historians have studied the rebellion extensively often focusing on Turner’s biography, the incident’s violent sequence … Continue reading ARTICLE: Holden on African-American Children and the Southampton Rebellion of 1831

ASWAD Statement on the U.S. Election

The Association for the Study of the Worldwide African Diaspora issued a statement on the U.S. presidential election: November 28, 2016 Over the past two weeks, in the aftermath of a hotly contested presidential election, a wave of racist and xenophobic attacks has swept across the United States. In elementary and middle schools, young Latino/a … Continue reading ASWAD Statement on the U.S. Election

Amrita Chakrabarti Myers: “…they would have been abolitionists.”

In response to the recent election, #ADPhD is sharing reflections, short takes, and responses from scholars of slavery. To submit yours, click here. On November 18, 2016, in light of the recent election, Amrita Chakrabarti Myers, associate professor of history at Indiana University-Bloomington offered this reminder on Facebook of what standing up against injustice has … Continue reading Amrita Chakrabarti Myers: “…they would have been abolitionists.”

AUDIO: American Exodus: A History of Emigration [rebroadcast] by BackStory

In response to the recent election, #ADPhD is sharing reflections, short takes, and responses from scholars of slavery. To submit yours, click here. On November 11, 2016, in light of the recent election, the BackStory podcast rebroadcast its episode on emigration and immigration, which included stories on free blacks who sailed to Liberia during the … Continue reading AUDIO: American Exodus: A History of Emigration [rebroadcast] by BackStory

Johnson: “Yet Lives and Fights”: Riots, Resistance, and Reconstruction | @AAIHS

In response to the recent election, #ADPhD is sharing reflections, short takes, and responses from scholars of slavery. To submit yours, click here. On November 12, 2016, in light of the recent election, Jessica Marie Johnson published this essay on the African American Intellectual History Society blog: "....The Mechanics’ Institute (or Mechanics Hall) Massacre, considered … Continue reading Johnson: “Yet Lives and Fights”: Riots, Resistance, and Reconstruction | @AAIHS