Neil Roberts, Freedom as Marronage. University of Chicago Press, 2015. via University of Chicago Press: "What is the opposite of freedom? In Freedom as Marronage, Neil Roberts answers this question with definitive force: slavery, and from there he unveils powerful new insights on the human condition as it has been understood between these poles. Crucial … Continue reading BOOK: Roberts on Freedom as Marronage
Jasmine Cobb on black visuality via Left of Black: "On this episode of Left of Black on The Root Jasmine Nichole Cobb talk about her new book, Picture Freedom: Remaking Black Visuality in the Early Nineteenth Century (NYU Press). Cobb is an Assistant Professor in the Departments of Art, Art History, and Visual Studies, and … Continue reading Cobb on “What Does Black Freedom Look Like?” | @LeftofBlack
Launched in 2011, "Disunion revisits and reconsiders America’s most perilous period — using contemporary accounts, diaries, images and historical assessments to follow the Civil War as it unfolded." The series ended in June of 2016. The full archive of posts is available at the New York Times website.
Noelle Trent writes: "Underground beautifully and compellingly by communicates the complexities of slave life in America. The show’s subtleties and nuances contradict the popular U.-B.- Phillips-Gone-With-the-Wind imagery of slavery. Each episode cleverly shatters aspects of the mythos surrounding slavery. The arguments of scholars like Vincent Harding, Sterling Stuckey, Catherine Clinton, Deborah Gray White, and others … Continue reading Trent with “Thoughts on Underground” | @AAIHS
Special Issue of Social Text (33:4, 2015) on "The Question of Recovery: Slavery, Freedom, and the Archive," including a roundtable on slavery, mapping, and the digital humanities. Guest edited by Laura Helton, Justin Leroy, Max A. Mishler, Samantha Seeley, and Shauna Sweeney Articles Helton, Laura, Justin Leroy, Max A. Mishler, Samantha Seeley, and Shauna Sweeney. … Continue reading ARTICLE/JOURNAL/DIGITAL: Social Text Special Issue on Slavery, Freedom, and the Archive
Childs on Visible Fugitives and the "Out-Of-Placeness" of Runaway Slaves | @AAIHS
Adam Rothman remarks on a freed woman of color's petition for manumission, posted by the National Archives on June 30, 2015: "...One aspect of Marguerite Thompson’s petition that drew my attention is the fact that she submitted her petition to the Judge Charles Peabody’s U.S. Provisional Court (USPC). This court was established by the United … Continue reading Rothman Remarks on Marguerite Thompson’s Petition for Freedom