BOOK: Blackett on Fugitive Slaves and the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law

R. J. M. Blackett, The Captive’s Quest for Freedom: Fugitive Slaves, the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law, and the Politics of Slavery (Cambridge ; New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2018). via Cambridge: "This magisterial study, ten years in the making by one of the field's most distinguished historians, will be the first to explore the impact fugitive … Continue reading BOOK: Blackett on Fugitive Slaves and the 1850 Fugitive Slave Law

BOOK: Block on Race and the Body in 18th Century America

Sharon Block, Colonial Complexions: Race and Bodies in Eighteenth-Century America (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2018). via Penn Press: "In Colonial Complexions, historian Sharon Block examines how Anglo-Americans built racial ideologies out of descriptions of physical appearance. By analyzing more than 4,000 advertisements for fugitive servants and slaves in colonial newspapers alongside scores of trans-Atlantic … Continue reading BOOK: Block on Race and the Body in 18th Century America

On the Imperative of Transnational Solidarity: A U.S. Black Feminist Statement on the Assassination of Marielle Franco – The Black Scholar

Kia L. Caldwell, Wendi Muse, Tianna S. Paschel, Keisha-Khan Y. Perry, Christen A. Smith, and Erica L. Williams publish collective statement on the assassination of Marielle Franco: "The egregiousness of the targeted assassination of an elected official has mobilized people throughout Brazil and around the world. We must maintain this momentum if we want ensure … Continue reading On the Imperative of Transnational Solidarity: A U.S. Black Feminist Statement on the Assassination of Marielle Franco – The Black Scholar

VIDEO/FILM: Landscape and Power: Freedom and Slavery in the Great Dismal Swamp

Dan Sayers, Carolyn Finney, and more describe maroonage in the Dismal Swamp in this documentary: "This film, Landscape of Power: Freedom and Slavery in the Great Dismal Swamp summarizes the three-year archeological field study of the Great Dismal Swamp in southern Virginia and North Carolina, conducted by Prof. Daniel Sayers and his team through a … Continue reading VIDEO/FILM: Landscape and Power: Freedom and Slavery in the Great Dismal Swamp

VIDEO: Diouf on Slavery’s Exiles | New York Dub

Animation for Sylviane Diouf's Slavery's Exiles: The Story of the American Maroons: "Over more than two centuries men, women, and children escaped from slavery to make the Southern wilderness their home. They hid in the mountains of Virginia and the low swamps of South Carolina; they stayed in the neighborhood or paddled their way to … Continue reading VIDEO: Diouf on Slavery’s Exiles | New York Dub

AUDIO: The Great Dismal Swamp and African American Maorons

Dan Sayers, Sylviane Diouf, and others discuss maroonage in the Great Dismal Swamp: "...But hundreds of years ago, before the Civil War, the dangers of the swamp and its seeming impenetrability actually attracted people to it. The land was so untamed that horses and boats couldn’t enter, and the colonists who were filing into the … Continue reading AUDIO: The Great Dismal Swamp and African American Maorons

DIGITAL: The David Walker Memorial Project

Community Change, Inc. runs a digital project on David Walker and David Walker's Appeal: We’re a diverse group of folks who studied David Walker and his role in the anti-slavery struggle during a Black history seminar series in Boston. We were struck by the fact that, despite his pioneering contribution to ending slavery in the … Continue reading DIGITAL: The David Walker Memorial Project

BLOGROLL: Cotard and Dubois Create Comic on Haitian Revolution

Shared on Repeating Islands from a tweet by Kaiama L. Glover: "This item, posted by Kaiama L. Glover on Twitter yesterday (mèsi anpil!), comes in just in time for our discussion of Alejo Carpentier’s El reino de este mundo [The Kingdom of This World] this week. A brief historical-comic by Rocky Cotard and Laurent Dubois—The … Continue reading BLOGROLL: Cotard and Dubois Create Comic on Haitian Revolution

Support Palabras for PR #PuertoRico

Jessica Marie Johnson writes: I am helping to host an online fundraiser via YouCaring for Festival de la Palabra, located in Loíza, Puerto Rico. Please help us reach our $5,000 goal: http://youcaring.com/PalabrasPR   The mission of Festival de la Palabra is to internationalize Puerto Rican literature through the promotion of reading and creative writing in Puerto Rico … Continue reading Support Palabras for PR #PuertoRico