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Published: 15 November 2004
DOI: 10.1215/9780822386209-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8620-9
... Chapter 2 THE ‘‘REMEMORY’’ OF SLAVERY If this is what is inside of me, then nobody is safe. —Kara Walker, ‘‘Fireside Chat 1999 What if the materials of memory are overwhelming, so traumatic that the remembering of them...
Published: 25 November 2005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8702-2
Published: 25 November 2005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8702-2
...) as a principle of legal standing that might permit any justly aggrieved person to appear before the law not as the legally elected or appointed representative or delegate of a sovereign state but as a ‘‘friend of humanity The event was the 1840 inau- gural World Anti-Slavery Convention, to my...
Published: 01 January 1992
DOI: 10.1215/9780822381716-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-8171-6
... History, Slavery, and Thematic Irony in Huckleberry Finn Richard K. Barksdale Those who argue that there is a lot ofhistory in fiction have a more plausible argument than those who...
Published: 19 July 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391869-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9186-9
...” than can “kill.” hortense spillers, “Changing the Letter” t wo The Milder and More Amusing Phases of Slavery Uncle Tom’s Cabin and...
Published: 19 July 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391869-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9186-9
... Bench by the Road” epilogue The President’s House, Freedom, and Slavery in the Age of Obama on the wArm morning of March 18, 2008, Senator Barack Obama invoked the quintessential...
Published: 01 November 2011
DOI: 10.1215/9780822393726-003
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9372-6
...one Oversight The Ordering of Slavery The deployment of visuality and visual technologies as a Western social technique for ordering was decisively shaped by the experience of planta- tion slavery in the Americas, forming the plantation complex of visuality.1 If it has...
Published: 05 June 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394563-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9456-3
... Five  Who’s Your Mama? “whitE” Mulatta gEnEalogiEs, Early PhotograPhy, and anti- Passing narrativEs of slavEry and frEEdoM P. Gabrielle Foreman Partus sequitur ventrem. [The child...
Published: 26 June 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395348-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9534-8
... The ‘‘Question of Blackness’’ and the Memory of Slavery Invisibility and Forgetting as Voluntary Fire and Some Pyromaniac Firefighters michel giraud The mastery of memory . . . is the apanage of all those avid for glory.—paul...
Published: 15 November 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395836-020
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9583-6
...Debating Indian Slavery Melchor Calderón and Diego de Rosales In 1598, almost six decades after the founding of Santiago, a huge Mapuche rebellion came very close to destroying the entire Spanish colony in Chile. The most dramatic in a series of indigenous uprisings, the revolt resulted...
Published: 13 April 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822394839-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9483-9
...3. On Swelling: Slavery, Social Science, and Medicine in the Nineteenth Century alejandra bronfman By the time it was published in 1922, Antropología y patología comparada de los negros esclavos (Comparative anthropology and pathology of black slaves) had survived a long and mostly...
Published: 19 November 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377450-007
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7745-0
... II Colonial Settlement, Slavery, and Peonage In 1652 the European employees of the Dutch East India Company who formed a small refreshment station for ships at the southern tip of Africa, now Cape Town, had no intention of conquering...
Published: 19 November 2013
DOI: 10.1215/9780822377450-009
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7745-0
...The Necessity of Slavery W. S. van Ryneveld The first slaves arrived at the Cape just six years after the colony’s founding. Slav- ery grew with the rise of settler agriculture, particularly in the eighteenth century, as slavery was expanding throughout the Atlantic world. In 1775 about...
Published: 01 September 2012
DOI: 10.1215/9780822395782-005
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9578-2
... CHAPTER 4 The Slavery Hypothesis beyond Genetic Determinism he setting was a midday colloquium at the W. E. B. Du Bois Institute for African American Studies at Harvard, featuring the rising young econo- Tmist Roland...
Published: 01 January 2010
DOI: 10.1215/9780822391524-001
EISBN: 978-0-8223-9152-4
...INTRODUCTION Making Monstrous Intimacies Surviving Slavery, Bearing Freedom The Blood-Stained Gate The door [of no return]∞ signifies the historical mo- ment which colours all moments in the Diaspora. It...
Published: 29 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374558-002
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7455-8
... ONE SLAVES AND MASTERS ON SUGAR PLANTATIONS IN THE LAST DE­CADES OF SLAVERY The World of the Sugar Plantations In Portuguese, the word Recôncavo refers to any land circling a bay, but in Brazil it refers to the region...
Published: 29 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374558-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7455-8
... This chapter explores the diverse connections between the popular abolitionist movement and the struggles of the enslaved in the last years of slavery. It shows how, over the course of those years of struggle, networks of communication and protection were being developed that involved...
Published: 29 April 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374558-011
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7455-8
... The epilogue offers some general reflections about the end of slavery and the meanings of freedom for the ex-slaves. It shows that the expectations created in the struggles against slavery were fundamental for defining the direction of struggles for citizenship after slavery. It also shows that...
Published: 01 January 2017
DOI: 10.1215/9780822374305-004
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7430-5
... part ii atlantic transformations 3 ­Union, Capitalism, and Slavery in the “Rising Empire” of the United States Adam Rothman Writing as Publius in October 1787, Alexander Hamilton jumped headfirst...
Published: 18 November 2016
DOI: 10.1215/9780822373766-006
EISBN: 978-0-8223-7376-6
... Cibao valley, on the northern coast, and elsewhere. Much of the territory was swept up in the fighting, as rebels traveled from town to town and through the countryside. Despite repeated Spanish demands for calm, amnesty offers, and reassurances about the abolition of slavery, the fighting only grew...