DIGITAL/BOOKS: The Puerto Rico Syllabus #PRSyllabus

Read on: "This syllabus provides a list of resources for teaching and learning about the current economic crisis in Puerto Rico. Our goal is to contribute to the ongoing public dialogue and rising social activism regarding the debt crisis by providing historical and sociological tools with which to assess its roots and its repercussions. The … Continue reading DIGITAL/BOOKS: The Puerto Rico Syllabus #PRSyllabus

DIGITAL/BOOKS: The Caribbean Syllabus: Life and Debt in the Caribbean

Read on: "More than one hundred years after enslavement, emancipation, and nation-building, many of the twenty-six countries that today make the Caribbean rank among the most indebted in the world. As a result, in 2014, the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), a regional group of 14 island-nations sued its former colonizers–Britain, France, and the Netherlands–for slavery reparations. … Continue reading DIGITAL/BOOKS: The Caribbean Syllabus: Life and Debt in the Caribbean

DIGITAL: Aimé Césaire and the Broken Record

A project by Alex Gil charting work on Aimé Césaire: ,"The following enumerative bibliography of critical commentary and scholarship on Aimé Césaire builds on and refines the Aimé Césaire Zotero Group collective bibliography. This bibliography is the largest of its kind in existence today. If you would like to contribute, please join the group and … Continue reading DIGITAL: Aimé Césaire and the Broken Record

BLOGROLL: Harris on Whitewashing History of the Founders

Leslie Harris writes: "Tonight, the George Washington Book Prize of $50,000 will be awarded to Kevin J. Hayes for his book “George Washington, a Life in Books,” one of seven finalists selected as “the past year’s best-written works on the nation’s founding era.” Although over four decades of research on the history of slavery, race … Continue reading BLOGROLL: Harris on Whitewashing History of the Founders

BLOGROLL: Ramey on Teaching and “Explaining the New Lynching Memorial to My Son”

Daina Ramey Berry writes: "Is there any good way to teach children about lynching? After attending the opening of a powerful new memorial and museum, which together explore some of the most painful aspects of American history, I wondered about the prospect of returning there with my 12-year-old son. My husband and I wanted him … Continue reading BLOGROLL: Ramey on Teaching and “Explaining the New Lynching Memorial to My Son”

BLOGROLL: Greenwald and Rothman Argue New Orleans should acknowledge its lead role in the slave trade

Erin Greenwald and Joshua Rothman write: "Concerned that overcrowded, squalid, and disease-ridden slave pens and prisons were a public health threat, the New Orleans City Council in 1829 banned the lodging and public exposure of slaves for sale or hire within what were then city limits, now the French Quarter. That regulation effectively pushed slave … Continue reading BLOGROLL: Greenwald and Rothman Argue New Orleans should acknowledge its lead role in the slave trade

BLOGROLL: @NMAAHC Wins Webby for #HiddenHistory

The National Museum of African American History and Culture won a Webby for "Social: Education and Discovery." Lanae Spruce represented them and accepted the award with this 5-word speech: https://youtu.be/g-5N9FTwmkg Congratulations from #ADPhD! https://mobile.twitter.com/_BlackMuses/status/996474039978913792 "So proud to represent the @smithsonian @NMAAHC last night at the Webbys! Collected our award for Social: education & discovery, #HiddenHerstory. … Continue reading BLOGROLL: @NMAAHC Wins Webby for #HiddenHistory

BLOGROLL: Hunter on “Some Did Choose to Return to Slavery Because They Chose Family Over Everything”

Tera Hunter writes: "It is 1857, and Kanye, a carpenter, has finally saved up enough money to buy his freedom from Massa West. Trouble is, he has to leave his wife, Kimba, and five children on the plantation until he can buy them out of slavery as well. "Kanye is free from the constant threat … Continue reading BLOGROLL: Hunter on “Some Did Choose to Return to Slavery Because They Chose Family Over Everything”

BOOK: Scott on the Common Wind of Black Radicalism During Slavery

Finally! Julius Scott, A Common Wind: Afro-American Organization in the Revolution Against Slavery (Verso, 2018). via Verso: "Out of the grey expanse of official records in Spanish, English and French, The Common Wind provides a gripping and colourful account of inter-continental communication networks that tied together the free and enslaved masses of the new world. … Continue reading BOOK: Scott on the Common Wind of Black Radicalism During Slavery