CHAPTER: Nelson on Runaway Slave Ads in Canada

Charmaine A. Nelson, “‘Ran Away from Her Master...a Negroe Girl Named Thursday:’ Examining Evidence of Punishment, Isolation, and Trauma in Nova Scotia and Quebec Fugitive Slave Advertisements.” In Legal Violence and the Limits of the Law: Cruel and Unusual, edited by Amy Swiffen and Joshua Nichols. Routledge, 2017. Nelson writes:   "While much is known about … Continue reading CHAPTER: Nelson on Runaway Slave Ads in Canada

BLOGROLL: Parry on Police Dogs and Anti-Black Violence – @AAIHS

Tyler Parry on the history of dogs and violence against people of color: "Scholars note that European colonists brought dogs to the Americas and used them as tools for intimidation and violence against indigenous populations, but the deliberately racialized breeding of canines occurred during the expansion of Black chattel slavery. As slave rebellions erupted throughout … Continue reading BLOGROLL: Parry on Police Dogs and Anti-Black Violence – @AAIHS

BLOGROLL: Bundles on the Harlem Delegation’s Visit to the White House to Protest Lynching – August 1, 1917 

A'Lelia Bundles writes on her blog about anti-lynching protests in the United States: "The delegation presented the petition to Wilson’s secretary, Joseph Tumulty, then traveled up Pennsylvania Avenue to Capitol Hill where they met with the few members of Congress who were receptive to their cause. Several months later Congressman Leonidas Dyer — whose St. Louis district … Continue reading BLOGROLL: Bundles on the Harlem Delegation’s Visit to the White House to Protest Lynching – August 1, 1917 

DIGITAL/EXHIBIT: John W. Anderson’s Kentucky Slave Pen

The National Underground Railroad Freedom Center posted a digital exhibit, "A Slave Pen's Journey, 1832-34," on domestic slave trader John W. Anderson's Kentucky slave pen.  Exhibit: A Slave Pen Journey - Google Arts & Culture Credits: Exhibit Photographers — Roy Davis & Audrey Ann Artifacts — From the Collection of the National Underground Railroad Freedom … Continue reading DIGITAL/EXHIBIT: John W. Anderson’s Kentucky Slave Pen

BOOK: Woodard on Human Consumption and Homoeroticism in U.S. Slave Culture

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

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

Byrd on Black Women, Slavery, and Silences of the Past | @AAIHS

At AAIHS, Brandon Byrd on black women and resistance during the period of slavery: "There is an obvious discrepancy between these two narratives about Queen Victoria. In accordance with the “faithful slave” trope so intertwined with Lost Cause ideology, the Press-Citizen characterized Queen Victoria as a “humble soul,” a religious “ex-slave” in the same mold … Continue reading Byrd on Black Women, Slavery, and Silences of the Past | @AAIHS

Bond and O’Donovan on Remembering the Memphis Massacre of 1866 | @ProcessHistory

Beverly Bond and Susan Eva O'Donovan on how to commemorate the violence of Reconstruction: "But how to make this happen was a puzzle. Because this was a first-of-its-kind program, we had no model to fall back on. We didn’t have the advantage of the acres of battlefield parks and marbled statuary that can be used … Continue reading Bond and O’Donovan on Remembering the Memphis Massacre of 1866 | @ProcessHistory

Owens Interviews Fuentes on Enslaved Women, Violence, and the Archive | @AAIHS

Emily Owens and Marisa J. Fuentes in conversation at the African American Intellectual History Society blog: "In this interview, guest blogger Emily A. Owens sits down with Marisa Fuentes to discuss her new book, Dispossessed Lives: Enslaved Women, Violence, and the Archive. The book, which uses archival fragments to bring into focus the lives of … Continue reading Owens Interviews Fuentes on Enslaved Women, Violence, and the Archive | @AAIHS

Millward on the DOJ Report on Baltimore and the African-American Freedom Struggle

Jessica Millward writes: "African-American rights in Baltimore have always been in jeopardy. The recently released report from the Department of Justice on the Baltimore Police Department is sobering, but not surprising. "As a scholar of early African-American history in Maryland, I see similarities between laws regarding enslaved and free blacks living in Baltimore prior to … Continue reading Millward on the DOJ Report on Baltimore and the African-American Freedom Struggle