BLOGROLL: The Charlottesville Syllabus

University of Virginia Graduate Coalition responds to white supremacist violence in Charlottesville, VA. The list includes several books on histories of slavery and the South: "The Charlottesville Syllabus is a resource created by the Graduate Student Coalition for Liberation to be used to educate readers about the long history of white supremacy in Charlottesville, Virginia. … Continue reading BLOGROLL: The Charlottesville Syllabus

BOOK: Sinha on Abolition as the “Slave’s Cause”

Manisha Sinha, The Slave’s Cause: A History of Abolition. New Haven, CT: Yale University Press, 2016. via Yale U Press: "Received historical wisdom casts abolitionists as bourgeois, mostly white reformers burdened by racial paternalism and economic conservatism. Manisha Sinha overturns this image, broadening her scope beyond the antebellum period usually associated with abolitionism and recasting … Continue reading BOOK: Sinha on Abolition as the “Slave’s Cause”

Fletcher on Erasing History at Greenfield Plantation | @AAIHS

Kami Fletcher writes: "Jim informed me that 19th century slave cabins, on what is known as Greenfield Plantation, were being moved.  They were being moved to make way for a shell building, “an empty and ready-to-move-into structure built for economic industry”.[1]  I was as disheartened and I was angered by a decision to move such valuable … Continue reading Fletcher on Erasing History at Greenfield Plantation | @AAIHS