Reena Goldthree interviews Aisha Finch at AAIHS: Reena Goldthree: Rethinking Slave Rebellion in Cuba situates the conspiracy of La Escalera in the context of mounting black resistance in 19th-century Cuba. In the book, you invite us to consider the “wide span of non-complaint behaviors” that enabled slave insurgencies, including the “hidden labor of rebellion” that … Continue reading Finch Interviewed by Goldthree on Gender, Slavery, and the Archive in Cuba | @AAIHS
"On Marronage: Ethical Confrontations with Antiblackness" is a collective intervention into the discursive formation of black studies at the outset of the twenty-first century."
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.
Runaway Slaves in Britain is led by Simon P. Newman, Stephen Mullen, and Nelson Mundell: Historians know relatively little about the enslaved people who lived, worked and died in eighteenth century Britain. This project will create a database of searchable information about those who sought to escape their bondage. Not all of the the people … Continue reading DIGITAL: Runaway Slaves in Britain
Berry writes: "As a scholar of the enslaved and someone who studies slavery, I was not sure if a made-for-television modern story of runaways would fully capture the depth of characters who populated plantations across the South..." #UndergroundWGN
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
Erica Moiah James on Louis Rigaud's portrait of Toussaint Louverture: "Many images of Toussaint Louverture exist, but none were produced during his lifetime. The artist Louis Rigaud completed the painting shown here, the earliest known portrait of Louverture by a Haitian artist, in 1877. It was the first in a suite of portraits he produced … Continue reading James on Louis Rigaud’s “Portrait of a Revolutionary” | Yale Alumni Magazine
Charmaine A. Nelson writes: "Fugitive slave advertisements, claim historians Shane White and Graham White, are “the most detailed descriptions of the bodies of enslaved Africans Americans available.” I would argue that their contention also applies to most regions of the Americas in general, including the territories that were to become Canada, particularly places where abolition … Continue reading Nelson on Canadian Fugitive Slave Advertisements: An Untapped Archive of Resistance | Borealia
Childs on Visible Fugitives and the "Out-Of-Placeness" of Runaway Slaves | @AAIHS
Mimi Sheller, Citizenship from Below: Erotic Agency and Caribbean Freedom. Duke University Press Books, 2012. via Duke U Press: Citizenship from Below boldly revises the history of the struggles for freedom by emancipated peoples in post-slavery Jamaica, post-independence Haiti, and the wider Caribbean by focusing on the interplay between the state, the body, race, … Continue reading Sheller on Race and Sexuality in Post-Emancipation Caribbean