ARTICLE: Barragan on Female Slaveholders in Colombia

Yesenia Barragan, “Gendering Mastery: Female Slaveholders in the Colombian Pacific Lowlands.” Slavery & Abolition (July 24, 2017): 1–26. Abstract: "This article examines the lives and power exercised by female slaveholders in the frontier lowlands of the Pacific coast of Colombia during the first half of the nineteenth century. Utilizing records from the Independence era to … Continue reading ARTICLE: Barragan on Female Slaveholders in Colombia

DIGITAL: Gaffield’s Dessalines Reader

Hosted, organized, and compiled by Julia Gaffield: "Jean-Jacques Dessalines is one of the Haitian Revolution’s most poorly and least understood heroes. Beginning with his ascent to power and continuing into the twenty-first century, Dessalines has been criticized for his use of violence during and after the Revolution as well as for his alleged political incompetence. … Continue reading DIGITAL: Gaffield’s Dessalines Reader

AUDIO: Still Processing: ‘Confederate,’ ‘Detroit’ and Who Owns Stories About Blackness – The New York Times

Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris discuss the proposed HBO drama Confederate and more on 'Still Processing:' "What do the producers of “Game of Thrones,” Kathryn Bigelow and the painter Dana Schutz have in common? Each was recently at the center of a roiling controversy about what it means for white artists to make work about … Continue reading AUDIO: Still Processing: ‘Confederate,’ ‘Detroit’ and Who Owns Stories About Blackness – The New York Times

BLOGROLL: Hobson on Nicki Minaj and the Sugar Sphinx for Ms. Magazine Blog (2014)

Revisiting summer 2014 and this essay by Janell Hobson: "Who knew that after the demolition of Kara Walker’s wildly popular “Marvelous Sugar Baby” art installation (see photo at left) at the old Domino sugar refinery in Brooklyn, the giant-sized booty of her 35-foot-high and 75-foot-long Sphinx would cast a long shadow this summer? "At least … Continue reading BLOGROLL: Hobson on Nicki Minaj and the Sugar Sphinx for Ms. Magazine Blog (2014)

VIDEO: Glymph on The System of Slavery, Domesticity, and Violence

Published on Mar 24, 2017: MOOC WHAW1.1x | Women Have Always Worked: The U.S. Experience 1700 - 1920 ColumbiaX | Alice Kessler-Harris "As we see American women coming into positions of unprecedented economic and political power, we start to wonder: why now? The Women Have Always Worked MOOC, offered in two parts, explores the history … Continue reading VIDEO: Glymph on The System of Slavery, Domesticity, and Violence

VIDEO: The Heritage of Slavery (1968) w/ Fannie Lou Hamer & Lerone Bennett, Jr.

From 1968, a look at slavery in Charleston, SC and sharecropping in Mississippi from 1968 (via ReelBlack): News documentary from 1968 hosted by George Foster, exploring the legacy of oppression that remains over 100 years after the abolition of that peculiar intitution. In Part 1, Foster visits Charleston, SC and speaks with both descendents of … Continue reading VIDEO: The Heritage of Slavery (1968) w/ Fannie Lou Hamer & Lerone Bennett, Jr.

BLOGROLL: Fleming writes “White Supremacy Is the Foundation of Our Country”

Crystal Marie Fleming on United States' history of white supremacy and the danger of stopping at statues: "From the inception of this nation, white supremacist ideology was used to justify genocide and slavery. And so, the problem of collective memory extends far beyond Confederate memorials. Removing memorials to white supremacy in the United States is … Continue reading BLOGROLL: Fleming writes “White Supremacy Is the Foundation of Our Country”

BLOGROLL: Interview with Guadalopean Blogger and Activist João Gabriell

João Gabriell of, among other things, Mouvement de Libération Afro (MLA) was interviewed by la 1ère, site d'Outre-mer: "Q: Pouvez-vous caractériser cette « approche marxiste de la négrophobie et du (néo)colonialisme » que vous revendiquez ? "Gabriell: C'est comprendre les phénomènes d'exploitation et de dépossession des ressources des uns (par exemple les Africains) pour l'enrichissement des autres (les … Continue reading BLOGROLL: Interview with Guadalopean Blogger and Activist João Gabriell

NEWS: A Statement On Race and Medieval Studies 

A Collective of Medievalists of Color issues a statement on racism in the profession and in their field: "We, the Medievalists of Color, need our colleagues to understand the systemic racism of which we speak and the role it has continued to play in our field’s constitution and practices; to educate themselves in the critical … Continue reading NEWS: A Statement On Race and Medieval Studies