#ADPhD congratulates Adrienne Davis on her Distinguished Faculty Award!
At AAIHS, Keri Leigh Merritt on enslaved struggles with their owners over clothing as struggles over masculinity and embodiment:
Jessica Marie Johnson writes: Continue reading “Johnson on Sex, Blood, and Belonging in the Early Republic | @AAIHS “
Erica Armstrong Dunbar writes:
Saidiya Hartman, “The Belly of the World: A Note on Black Women’s Labors.” Souls 18, no. 1 (2016): 166-173.
Johnson writes: “What do historians of the earlier period do when dealing with black diasporic subjects laboring and living in a world of ideas, philosophies, and cosmologies but largely without alphanumeric texts? Does this black intellectual production only start becoming intellectual history when texts written by people of African descent begin to appear? What new possibilities for intellectual work open when the enslaved and the period of slavery become central?” Continue reading Johnson on Black Diasporic Intellectual Production for @AAIHS
Penda M’Bow, ed. Hommes et femmes entre sphères publique et privée. Dakar: Codesria, 2005. The result of a 1998 conference on gender equality in Africa, Hommes et femmes explores the position of men and women in the public and private spheres across the continent, with a special focus on the role gender inequity and sexism played in democratization and globalization. M’Bow writes: “La définition même … Continue reading EDITED: M’Bow on Gender Equality, Women, and Citizenship in Africa
African Diaspora, Ph.D. is revisiting scholarship that has shaped the study of people of African descent across time and place.
Claire C. Robertson and Martin A. Klein, eds. Women and Slavery in Africa. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1985.
In a 1985 review of the volume, Patrick Manning wrote:
Summer of 2013, in the wake of three kidnappings, each involving young women of color, Brenda Stevenson offered these comments on ways histories of Atlantic slavery continue to reverberate in violence against women today: The brutal physical, psychological and sexual abuse that Ariel Castro inflicted on Michelle Knight, Amanda Berry, and Georgina DeJesus was typical of what black enslaved women endured over the generations. Michelle … Continue reading ESSAY: Stevenson on the History of Slavery and Slavery Today