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VIDEO: Fuentes on Rutgers’ Ties to Slavery & Displacement of Native Americans | @DemocracyNow

Marisa Fuentes appeared on Democracy Now to discuss the Rutgers University report on slavery and disenfranchisement:
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Jesse Torrey, A Portraiture of Domestic Slavery in the United States (Philadelphia, 1817), between pp. 36 and 37. (Copy in Library Company of Philadelphia)

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Titled "View of the Capitol of the United States after the Conflagration, in 1814," the lower right hand corner of this woodcut shows a group of nine adult slaves and two children; some of the adults are manacled or chained. None of the illustrations in this abolitionist tract are based on eye-witness drawings, but are artist's conceptions, intended to evoke the topics discussed in the text. This illustration appears in different places, depending on the copy. In the Boston Athaneum copy, for example, it faces the frontspiece or title page; the copy in the University of Virginia library lacks illustrations.
 Chained Slaves in Front of the U.S. Capital Building, Washington, D.C., 1814

VIDEO: Bell on Enslaved Labor Used to Build the Capitol | C-SPAN

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Chained Slaves in Front of the U.S. Capital Building, Washington, D.C., 1814, Jesse Torrey, A Portraiture of Domestic Slavery in the United States (Philadelphia, 1817), between pp. 36 and 37. (Copy in Library Company of Philadelphia) as shown on http://www.slaveryimages.org, compiled by Jerome Handler and Michael Tuite, and sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and the University of Virginia Library.

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Hortense Spillers in thought while hosting a gathering of friends at her home on Riverside Drive in Nashville, Tennessee, Sunday evening, 15 October 2006.

VIDEO: Spillers on “Shades of Intimacy” and the Eighteenth Century

“Shades of Intimacy: What the Eighteenth Century Teaches Us,” served as the keynote lecture for “The Flesh of the Matter: A Hortense Spillers Symposium,” at Cornell University, March 18, 2016. Followed by a day of symposium panels, March 19, 2016.

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VIDEO: Apter on “History in the Dungeon” | African Studies Workshop @ Harvard

On February 3, 2014, Andrew Apter presented “History in the Dungeon: Spectral Spaces and Sovereign Signs in Cape Coast Castle, Ghana.” Apter is a Professor of History at UCLA. Emmanuel Akyeampong, Professor of History at Harvard University, was the discussant. Continue reading VIDEO: Apter on “History in the Dungeon” | African Studies Workshop @ Harvard