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:

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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. 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….”

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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:’

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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):

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AUDIO: First Draft 8.18 | BackStory 

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.

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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:

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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:

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