AUDIO: LeFlouria on How the convict labor of Black women built the new South

Historian Talitha LeFlouria examines the incarcerated labor of Black women in Reconstruction-era Georgia – work that rebuilt the South’s infrastructure and industrial economy under brutal conditions, enabled by the social language and legal mechanisms around Black lives that persist in America’s modern mass incarceration complex.

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BLOGROLL: V Books Interviews Tera Hunter on Bound in Wedlock

Vibe interviews Tera Hunter on her new book, Bound in Wedlock: Slavery and Free Black Marriage in the Nineteenth Century (Harvard University Press):

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BLOGROLL: Sandra Greene and the Curious History of Slavery in Africa | Cornell Research

Cornell University feature on the work of scholar Sandra Greene:

“Sandra Greene writes about the history of slavery in West Africa, where warring political communities in previous centuries enslaved their enemies….”
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INTERVIEW: On Slavery, Césaire, and Relating to the World: An Interview with Patrick Chamoiseau

McCusker, Maeve. “On Slavery, Césaire, and Relating to the World: An Interview with Patrick Chamoiseau.” Small Axe 13, no. 3 30 (November 1, 2009): 74–83.

A 2008 interview with Patrick Chamoiseau as reprinted in Small Axe:

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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.”

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Goldthree Interviews Gaffield on Haiti and the Atlantic World | @AAIHS

At AAIHS, Reena Goldthree interviews Julia Gaffield on her new book Haitian Connections in the Atlantic World:

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Holden Discusses the Role Women Played in the Nat Turner Rebellion | TIME

Vanessa Holden, interviewed for Time, discusses the role women played in the Southampton Rebelion (also known as the Nat Turner Rebellion) and their absence from the recent film, Birth of a Nation:

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