EVENT/BLOGROLL: This Week: @jmjafrx Launches Sex & Slavery Lab #unboundJHU

The Sex and Slavery Lab launches this week with a series event as part of #unboundJHU. Learn more about the events here: http://ssl.adphd.org/ The Sex & Slavery Lab brings scholars knowledgeable about the ways race, sex, histories of slavery, violence, and resistance have intersected in the lives of straight, queer, cis, and trans women and … Continue reading EVENT/BLOGROLL: This Week: @jmjafrx Launches Sex & Slavery Lab #unboundJHU

DIGITAL: The Emilie Davis Diaries

On the project: "Emilie Davis was an African-American woman living in Philadelphia during the U.S. Civil War. This website is a transcription of Emilie’s three pocket diaries for the years 1863, 1864, and 1865. In them, she recounts black Philadelphians’ celebration of the Emancipation Proclamation, nervous excitement during the battle of Gettysburg, and their collective … Continue reading DIGITAL: The Emilie Davis Diaries

ARTICLE: Forret on Slavery, Disability and the Census

Jeff Forret, “‘Deaf & Dumb, Blind, Insane, or Idiotic’: The Census, Slaves, and Disability in the Late Antebellum South,” Journal of Southern History 82, no. 3 (July 29, 2016): 503–48. "In a diary she kept during a stay on her husband’s coastal Georgia slaveholdings in the winter of 1838–1839, British actress Frances Anne “Fanny” Kemble … Continue reading ARTICLE: Forret on Slavery, Disability and the Census

DIGITAL/SOURCE: Katz and Nyong’o Exhibit on Mary Jones and Print Culture | Outhistory

Jonathan Ned Katz and Tavia Nyong'o analyze the print material generated by the case of Mary Jones/Peter Sewally: "Katz and Nyong’o present "Visualizing the Man-Monster," an original on-line exhibit created for the debut of Pop-Up Soho, a production of the Pop-Up Museum of Queer History. "The Man-Monster was also seen on a computer at the … Continue reading DIGITAL/SOURCE: Katz and Nyong’o Exhibit on Mary Jones and Print Culture | Outhistory

BLOGROLL: Katz on Mary Jones, Gender, Slavery, and TransHistory | OutHistory

Jonathan Ned Katz analyzes the case of Mary Jones/Peter Sewally a sex worker of African descent arrested in 1830s New York: "Sewally's court testimony of 1836 provides us the earliest American evidence of a supportive link between female prostitutes and a man who, at least sometimes, had sex with men. The newspaper reports of that … Continue reading BLOGROLL: Katz on Mary Jones, Gender, Slavery, and TransHistory | OutHistory

BOOK: Cooper on Slavery and Resistance in Montreal

Afua Cooper. The Hanging of Angelique: The Untold Story of Canadian Slavery and the Burning of Old Montreal. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2007. via UGA Press: "During the night of April 10, 1734, Montréal burned. Marie-Joseph Angélique, a twenty-nine-year-old slave, was arrested, tried, and found guilty of starting the blaze that consumed forty-six buildings. … Continue reading BOOK: Cooper on Slavery and Resistance in Montreal

BOOK: Cooper Owens on Medical Bondage

Deirdre Cooper Owens, Medical Bondage: Race, Gender, and the Origins of American Gynecology. Athens, GA: University of Georgia Press, 2017. via UGA Press: "The accomplishments of pioneering doctors such as John Peter Mettauer, James Marion Sims, and Nathan Bozeman are well documented. It is also no secret that these nineteenth-century gynecologists performed experimental caesarean sections, … Continue reading BOOK: Cooper Owens on Medical Bondage

BOOK: Findlay on Race and Sexuality in Puerto Rico

Eileen Findlay, Imposing Decency: The Politics of Sexuality and Race in Puerto Rico, 1870-1920. Duke University Press, 1999. via Duke U Press: "Feminists, socialists, Afro-Puerto Rican activists, and elite politicians join laundresses, prostitutes, and dissatisfied wives in populating the pages of Imposing Decency. Through her analyses of Puerto Rican anti-prostitution campaigns, attempts at reforming marriage, … Continue reading BOOK: Findlay on Race and Sexuality in Puerto Rico

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