The Sex and Slavery Lab launches this week with a series event as part of #unboundJHU. Learn more about the events here: http://ssl.adphd.org/ The Sex & Slavery Lab brings scholars knowledgeable about the ways race, sex, histories of slavery, violence, and resistance have intersected in the lives of straight, queer, cis, and trans women and … Continue reading EVENT/BLOGROLL: This Week: @jmjafrx Launches Sex & Slavery Lab #unboundJHU
Eileen Findlay, Imposing Decency: The Politics of Sexuality and Race in Puerto Rico, 1870-1920. Duke University Press, 1999. via Duke U Press: "Feminists, socialists, Afro-Puerto Rican activists, and elite politicians join laundresses, prostitutes, and dissatisfied wives in populating the pages of Imposing Decency. Through her analyses of Puerto Rican anti-prostitution campaigns, attempts at reforming marriage, … Continue reading BOOK: Findlay on Race and Sexuality in Puerto Rico
From 2011, Gumbs writes: "Obviously, to suggest that a child born into slavery, who can be sold away at any time and whose parents can also be sold, has more stability and richer family ties than a child who may, for example, be raised in a mother-ful household or by unmarried teams of parents reveals … Continue reading BLOGROLL: Gumbs on ‘Keep Your Sorry’: On Slavery, Marriage and the Possibility of Love – @TheFeministWire
Revisiting summer 2014 and this essay by Janell Hobson: "Who knew that after the demolition of Kara Walker’s wildly popular “Marvelous Sugar Baby” art installation (see photo at left) at the old Domino sugar refinery in Brooklyn, the giant-sized booty of her 35-foot-high and 75-foot-long Sphinx would cast a long shadow this summer? "At least … Continue reading BLOGROLL: Hobson on Nicki Minaj and the Sugar Sphinx for Ms. Magazine Blog (2014)
Vincent Woodard, The Delectable Negro: Human Consumption and Homoeroticism within US Slave Culture. NYU Press, 2014. via NYU Press: "Scholars of US and transatlantic slavery have largely ignored or dismissed accusations that Black Americans were cannibalized. Vincent Woodard takes the enslaved person’s claims of human consumption seriously, focusing on both the literal starvation of the … Continue reading BOOK: Woodard on Human Consumption and Homoeroticism in U.S. Slave Culture
#ADPhD congratulates Adrienne Davis on her Distinguished Faculty Award! Adrienne D. Davis will receive a Distinguished Faculty Award from the Washington University Alumni Association. She is vice provost at Washington University and William M. Van Cleve Professor of Law at the WUSTL School of Law. She will be awarded at Founders Day 2016 on Saturday, … Continue reading AWARD: Davis to receive WUSTL Alumni Association’s Distinguished Faculty Award
At AAIHS, Keri Leigh Merritt on enslaved struggles with their owners over clothing as struggles over masculinity and embodiment: "Unsurprisingly, the practice of withholding pants seemed to occur commonly on large plantations, where the concentrated number of slaves required constant surveillance and discipline. Richard Orford, enslaved as a young boy in Georgia, remembered, “The children … Continue reading Merritt on Clothing, Masculinity and the Enslaved | @AAIHS
Jessica Marie Johnson writes: "The following remarks were delivered in June 2016 at the Society for Historians of the Early American Republic Annual Meeting. The roundtable, “Blood, Belonging, Citizenship, and Legal Personhood in the Early Republic: A Roundtable,” brought together “four scholars whose current projects grapple with how the oppressed and disenfranchised elaborated their place in … Continue reading Johnson on Sex, Blood, and Belonging in the Early Republic | @AAIHS
Dunbar: "Kizzy will later tell her son, nicknamed Chicken George, that in that moment she made a conscious decision. As she tells him, “I decided to live.”"
Saidiya Hartman, “The Belly of the World: A Note on Black Women’s Labors.” Souls 18, no. 1 (2016): 166-173.