ART: Emancipating the Past: Kara Walker’s Tales of Slavery and Power | @Artsy

Via @Artsy:

“Kara Walker is one of the most high-profile and controversial artists in America. The exhibition presented three narrative portfolio series, executed in print—The Emancipation Approximation, Harper’s Pictorial History of the Civil War and An Unpeopled Land in Uncharted Waters.”

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Eliza on the Run

New Orleans Daily Picayune, April 23, 1844:

BOOK: Hunter on Slave and Free Black Marriage in the 19th Century 

Tera W. Hunter, Bound in Wedlock: Slave and Free Black Marriage in the Nineteenth Century. Harvard University Press, 2017. 

via HUP:

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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:

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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:

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EDITED: Scully and Patton on Gender and Slave Emancipation in the Atlantic World

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Pamela Scully and Diana Paton, eds. Gender and Slave Emancipation in the Atlantic World. Duke University Press, 2005.

via Duke U Press:

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ARTICLE: Green on Letters from a Fancy Girl

Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; Gift of Mrs. W. Fitch Ingersoll [58.4] Slave Market, ca. 1850-1860. Oil on canvas, 29 3/4 x 39 1/2 inches. as seen at Schomburg In Motion http://www.inmotionaame.org/gallery/detail.cfm;jsessionid=f8301904881471088718788?migration=3&topic=99&id=341998&type=image&metadata=show&page=2&bhcp=1
Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; Gift of Mrs. W. Fitch Ingersoll [58.4]
Slave Market, ca. 1850-1860. Oil on canvas, 29 3/4 x 39 1/2 inches. as seen at Schomburg Research Center Online Exhibit In Motion: The African American Migration Experience (click for more)
Sharony Green,“‘Mr Ballard, I Am Compelled to Write Again’: Beyond Bedrooms and Brothels, a Fancy Girl Speaks.” Black Women, Gender & Families 5, no. 1 (2011).

Green writes:

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BOOK CHAPTER: Rogers and King on Women of Color in 18th Century Saint-Domingue

Vue de l'incendie de la ville du Cap Français, Arrivée le 21 Juin 1793. Vieux style : [estampe] / Peint d'après nature par J.L. Boquet ; Gravé par J.B. Chapuy
Vue de l’incendie de la ville du Cap Français, Arrivée le 21 Juin 1793. Peint d’après nature par J.L. Boquet ; Gravé par J.B. Chapuy as seen at Gallica/BNF
Dominique Rogers and Stewart King. “Housekeepers, Merchants, Rentières: Free Women of Color in the Port Cities of Saint-Domingue, 1750-1790.” In Women in Port: Gendering Communities, Economies, and Social Networks in Atlantic Port Cities, 1500-1800, edited by Douglas Catterall and Jody Campbell, 357–98. BRILL, 2012.

via Brill:

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