Finch Interviewed by Goldthree on Gender, Slavery, and the Archive in Cuba | @AAIHS

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

DIGITAL: Runaway Slaves in Britain

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 on #UndergroundWGN and “The Modern Story of Enslaved Runaways” | Process History @The_OAH

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

Trent with “Thoughts on Underground” | @AAIHS

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

James on Louis Rigaud’s “Portrait of a Revolutionary” | Yale Alumni Magazine

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

Nelson on Canadian Fugitive Slave Advertisements: An Untapped Archive of Resistance | Borealia

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.”[1] 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

Sheller on Race and Sexuality in Post-Emancipation Caribbean

  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