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Published: 01 January 1996
DOI: 10.1215/9780822378808-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7880-8
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013099-034
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1309-9
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 30 April 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013099-024
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1309-9
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375067-031
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7506-7
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 20 January 2020
DOI: 10.1215/9781478007609-009
EISBN: 978-1-4780-0760-9
Published: 15 January 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478012719-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1271-9
Series: The Latin America Readers
Published: 15 November 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395836-021
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9583-6
Published: 27 December 2006
DOI: 10.1215/9780822388449-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8844-9
Series: Religious Cultures of African and African Diaspora People
Published: 09 August 2021
DOI: 10.1215/9781478013112-003
EISBN: 978-1-4780-1311-2
Published: 16 March 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395072-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9507-2
Series: The C. L. R. James Archives
Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373940-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7394-0
... In this chapter, Claudius Fergus examines how “more emphatically than any previous work, The Black Jacobins reconfigured the historiography of enslaved Africans as insensitive, unintelligent, and subservient chattels with a narrative showcasing only their humanity, military prowess...
Published: 17 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373339-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7333-9
... on to analyze the court case that the African Association for Promoting the Discovery of the Interior of Africa brought against her exhibitors in 1810, whom they claimed had enslaved her. Complicating the binary between free and enslaved labor, I place Baartman within a genealogy of the freak show and slave...
Published: 17 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373339-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7333-9
... This chapter adds the Indian Ocean to studies of the slavery. It complicates postapartheid portrayals of the origins of South African Indians by comparing indenture with the enslavement of Indians in the Cape and the indenture of the indigenous Khoikhoi some one hundred years earlier. I...
Published: 29 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374558-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7455-8
... This chapter studies the enslaved population of the Recôncavo’s sugar plantations in the last two decades of slavery in Bahia, Brazil (1870–1888) The goal is to understand the slaves’ social and ethnic composition, occupation, work lives, relationships with their owners, and strategies...
Published: 11 November 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375050-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7505-0
... and race hierarchies were mapped onto the rural and urban topography and demography of Antigua and Barbuda, and the racial and gendered boundaries circumscribing enslaved people’s lives and forms of subversion. It explains the freedom of movement that enslaved people intermittently enjoyed amid the spatial...
Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374305-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7430-5
... Saint Domingue was the most profitable plantation society in Americas in 1790, leading production of sugar and coffee with a population 90 percent enslaved. Amid the conflicts and ideals of the French revolution, slaves took arms to claim freedom, end French rule, all but end sugar production...
Published: 20 May 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375647-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7564-7
... This chapter discusses the autobiographical genre as an illustration of the aesthetic narration of liberal emancipation, focusing on The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano (1789), the first autobiography in English by an enslaved African, in which the self-authoring...
Published: 11 November 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375050-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7505-0
... This chapter examines Antigua’s 1831 slave rebellion, in which enslaved people protested the outlawing of their Sunday market, due to missionary preoccupation with Sabbath reverence and riots in the capital, St. John’s, and a series of fires across several rural estates. This unfolded...
Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375586-045
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7558-6
... Asserts that the Africans who were enslaved on American soil (Grandma Rye and others) put their breath and blood and prayers into the land in the South when they arrived, as a kind of medicine against the terrors they sensed were coming to them and their children. She says that the blessings...
Published: 01 January 2017
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7430-5
... rule and preserve slavery. For decades, it struggled with internal divisions while searching for a profitable economy—until British industry created a soaring demand for cotton that U.S. southern planters met by expanding plantations worked by enslaved laborers onto lands taken from native peoples...