Yesenia Barragan, “Gendering Mastery: Female Slaveholders in the Colombian Pacific Lowlands.” Slavery & Abolition (July 24, 2017): 1–26.
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. Much of the criticism is a product of racist beliefs about his “African” character despite the fact that we do not know with certainty whether he was born in Saint-Domingue or in West Africa. His “Africanness” is almost always pitted against the “civility” and “moderation” of the earlier revolutionary leader Toussaint Louverture….”
Jenna Wortham and Wesley Morris discuss the proposed HBO drama Confederate and more on ‘Still Processing:’
Revisiting summer 2014 and this essay by Janell Hobson:
Continue reading “BLOGROLL: Hobson on Nicki Minaj and the Sugar Sphinx for Ms. Magazine Blog (2014)”
Published on Mar 24, 2017:
From 1968, a look at slavery in Charleston, SC and sharecropping in Mississippi from 1968 (via ReelBlack):
On this week’s episode, Brian, Nathan, Joanne and Ed discuss the horrific events that happened in Charlottesville last weekend, and how it fits into American history.
Crystal Marie Fleming on United States’ history of white supremacy and the danger of stopping at statues:
João Gabriell of, among other things, Mouvement de Libération Afro (MLA) was interviewed by la 1ère, site d’Outre-mer:
A Collective of Medievalists of Color issues a statement on racism in the profession and in their field: