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Published: 24 April 2015
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375586-038
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7558-6
... way in which African American women have, over generations of necessity, developed a perceptiveness about danger and have learned (like Pachamamas) to draw circles of protection around all who need it. Rosemarie’s mother, Mama Freeney, asserted that there were many “Harriet Tubmans” during slavery...
Published: 01 January 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391517-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9151-7
... 2 Crimes of Fashion Dressing the Part from Slavery to Freedom In order to recompense me for my trouble [the nursing of a sick silversmith], the Captain promised me ten pounds. . . . I thought this would be of great service to me...
Published: 24 April 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7558-6
... mother, Mama Freeney, asserted that there were many “Harriet Tubmans” during slavery—women who helped their families and friends escape to freedom. Describes in detail the choreography for a dance to depict Rosemarie’s whole life, from birth to death, and the ways in which the Pachamamas have...
Published: 29 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374558-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7455-8
... individuals from the popular classes, many of whom had lived through the experience of slavery or were free or freed blacks. It also analyzes the growing hostility of the urban popular classes toward the continuation of slavery. This took form by popular groups interfering with the imprisonment of escaped...
Published: 19 November 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377450-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7745-0
... slaves would occasion a general injury, as long as such a number of hands as is 46 The Necessity of Slavery 47 Boers returning from hunting with slave. Illustration by Samuel Daniell. © British Library Board (062461). Used with permission. requisite...
Published: 03 April 2002
DOI: 10.1215/9780822385967-014
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8596-7
... of Kansas, 1995), 15–45; and Richard B. Sheridan, “From Slavery in Missouri to Freedom in Kansas: The Influx of Black Fugitives and Contrabands into Kansas, 1854–1865,” Kansas History 12 (1989): 28–47. Estimates of fugitive migration via the midwestern “train,” now hard to verify, are cited in...
Published: 19 November 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377450-063
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7745-0
... in a system that forces one group to enjoy privilege and to live on the sweat of another, is impossible. White society collectively owes the blacks so huge a debt that no one member should automatically ex- pect to escape from the blanket condemnation that needs must come from the black world...
Published: 21 August 2015
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7554-8
... This chapter describes the author’s transformation from consummate activist to the lead American diplomat in South Africa. It had been a long journey for Nelson Mandela, who went from prison to president, but it was no small step for Joseph, who went from anti-apartheid “trouble maker,” once...
Published: 17 February 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373230-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7323-0
... In early capitalism, power harnessed the excess or surplus of the real to engender, transgress, and possess, to allow life and mete out death. Yet nocturnal power—as killing power, arising from a pact with the dead—was antagonized by the ghostly figure of the Black slave as both unfinished...
Published: 15 July 2016
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7411-4
... revisionists regard as interrelated. Each unveils enduring Cold War predicaments: the national-history-textbooks controversy, the politics of transnational feminist redress (the Women’s International War Crimes Tribunal on Japan’s Military Sexual Slavery), state-sponsored apologies, China’s cold war leniency...
Published: 19 November 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377450-010
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7745-0
... escape to Caffreland [Kaffirland]; and if the Commando [armed group of colonists] should be too strong, to remain at the places of the murdered people. . . . [M]y mistress [master’s wife] said to my wife, a Hottentot named Betje, that a Newspaper was come from the Cape which she dare not break...
Published: 19 November 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377450-013
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7745-0
... enlightened British rule. In the excerpt, Barrow de- scribes the condition of the Khoekhoe and quotes from Klaas Stuurman, one of the last independent Khoekhoe leaders in the Cape. It has been observed, with too much truth, that if a black should only strike a white, he runs the charge of being...
Published: 08 September 2014
DOI: 10.1215/9780822376187-073
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7618-7
... places haven’t any official organ with which they can voice their grievances and bring enough public sentiment to bear, and they are of the temperament that doesn’t believe in asking outsid- ers to do them such favors. But it is with an eye of disgust that I read the many letters from friends...
Published: 01 January 2005
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374817-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7481-7
... from their communities to receive Christian "civilizing" instruction. Colonists soon concluded that children should be targeted for these efforts, because they believed adults were too set in their ways to become Christianized. Jesuit priests began developing schools for Indian children along...
Published: 19 November 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377450-029
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7745-0
... Annexation Bill, in June 1877—­that the annual amount of wages paid at Kimberley had varied from £600,000 to £1,600,000 a year. Nearly the whole of this had gone into the hands of the Kaffirs. Perhaps the most interesting sight at the mine is the escaping of the men from their labour at six o’clock...
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By Monica L. Miller
Published: 01 January 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391517-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9151-7
... he realized the malice behind the motives and execution of the plan and became a vociferous critic of the project. Though he goes about self-fashioning differently from Soubise, Equiano seems to understand the legitimacy a good suit can give to a tale of slavery and imperialism, as seen in...
Published: 01 January 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822375241-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7524-1
... buttons as pay- ment.21 Casement based his sense of extensive depopulation on what he saw, contrasting this sight with what he remembered seeing some ten years before. His idea of slavery came from a past trade, which the Free State managed to end. He did not comprehend that much population...
Published: 01 January 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391517-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9151-7
... Gentlemen’s Movement, a recent fashion trend?1 How has the representation of black people been transformed from images of dan- dified “luxury” slavery to that of self-fashioning black dandies whose likenesses are now ubiquitous on the stage and on the streets? It is this transformation in black...
Published: 01 January 1997
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7766-5
... Two Songs About Lenin, Prelude to a May First Suite (North). Bill Matons Escape (from a poem by Kenneth Fearing). Marie Marchowsky Conflict (music: Robert Branch). February 14, 1936. Fe Alf,Jane Dudley, Blanche Evan perform with Prospect Dance Group at Prospect...
Published: 01 January 2009
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391517-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9151-7
... associated with American slavery, as the character of his complaints originates in a journey made from Africa to the Americas and then to Lon- don. It is appropriate and potentially delights not because it expresses his disillusion with panache, but because it is plausible in content as well as form...