ARTICLE: Holden on African-American Children and the Southampton Rebellion of 1831

Vanessa M. Holden. "Generation, resistance, and survival: African-American children and the Southampton Rebellion of 1831." Slavery & Abolition pp. 1-47 (2017) Abstract: "The Southampton Rebellion of 1831, Nat Turner’s Rebellion, stands as the most famous slave rebellion in American History. Historians have studied the rebellion extensively often focusing on Turner’s biography, the incident’s violent sequence … Continue reading ARTICLE: Holden on African-American Children and the Southampton Rebellion of 1831

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

BOOK: Horne on Slave Resistance and the American Revolution

Gerald Horne, The Counter-Revolution of 1776: Slave Resistance and the Origins of the United States of America. Reprint edition. NYU Press, 2016. via NYU Press: "The successful 1776 revolt against British rule in North America has been hailed almost universally as a great step forward for humanity.  But the Africans then living in the colonies … Continue reading BOOK: Horne on Slave Resistance and the American Revolution

ARTICLE: Semley on “To Live and Die, Free and French”

  Lorelle D. Semley, “To Live and Die, Free and French Toussaint Louverture’s 1801 Constitution and the Original Challenge of Black Citizenship.” Radical History Review 2013, no. 115 (2013): 65–90. Abstract: "Haiti was not yet born when Toussaint Louverture wrote his 1801 Constitution as governor-general of the French colony of Saint-Domingue. Louverture declared loyalty to … Continue reading ARTICLE: Semley on “To Live and Die, Free and French”

BOOK: Camp on Everyday Resistance in the U.S. South

Stephanie M. H. Camp. Closer to Freedom: Enslaved Women and Everyday Resistance in the Plantation South. Chapel Hill: The University of North Carolina Press, 2004. From UNC Press: Recent scholarship on slavery has explored the lives of enslaved people beyond the watchful eye of their masters. Building on this work and the study of space, social … Continue reading BOOK: Camp on Everyday Resistance in the U.S. South

BOOK: Vazquez on Free People of Color and Revolt in Cuba

Michele Reid-Vazquez. The Year of the Lash: Free People of Color in Cuba and the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2011. From University of Georgia Press: At dawn on June 29, 1844, a firing squad in Havana executed ten accused ringleaders of the Conspiracy of La Escalera, an alleged plot to abolish … Continue reading BOOK: Vazquez on Free People of Color and Revolt in Cuba