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History of the Present (2019) 9 (1): 84–112.
Published: 01 April 2019
...Roxanne Panchasi Copyright © 2019 University of Illinois Press 2019 "No Hiroshima in Africa": The Algerian War and the Q_uestion ofFrench Nuclear Tests in the Sahara Roxanne Panchasi A test in peacetime on a restricted desert provingground bears no resemblance to a military bombardment...
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History of the Present (2017) 7 (1): 1–32.
Published: 01 April 2017
...Peo Hansen; Stefan Jonsson Copyright © 2017 University of Illinois Press 2017 Eurafrica Incognita: The Colonial Origins ofthe European Union Peo Hansen and StefanJonsson 1. At the EU Africa Summit in Lisbon on December 8-9, 2007, the European Union and 53 African states adopted the Lisbon...
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History of the Present (2022) 12 (2): 283–297.
Published: 01 October 2022
... cosmopolitanism Afro-Asia Third World humanism Black studies “Our boat is bound for Africa / . . . Remember what grandmother said? / If you don’t keep that parasol / Over your head / You’ll turn into a little black girl.” —Meena Alexander, “Indian Ocean Blues” In December 2018, following years...
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History of the Present (2017) 7 (1): 33–58.
Published: 01 April 2017
... concerns of Indians in South Africa were immediate and pressing. A fourth approach studies Gandhi as a disaffected liberal who rejected Enlightenment categories of reason, state, progress, and history, and ap­ propriates him as a postcolonial contemporary whose thought sits easily with our distemper...
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History of the Present (2018) 8 (2): 140–176.
Published: 01 October 2018
...Andrew Zimmerman Guinea Sam Nightingale and Magic Marx in Civil War Missouri: Provincializing Global History and Decolonizing Theory Andrew Zimmerman Sometime in the 1850s, Guinea Sam Nightingale was shot from a cannon in West Africa, landing some 5,500 miles away in Boonville, Missouri.1 Upon...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 84–100.
Published: 01 April 2020
..., that is the “Western” roots of homosexuality in Ethiopia, and Africa at large. It also complicates assumptions by scholars like Marc Epprecht, who argues that it is not homosexuality that was a Western import but rather homophobia (Epprecht, Heterosexual Africa? and Sexuality and Social Justice ). As this history...
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History of the Present (2019) 9 (1): 55–83.
Published: 01 April 2019
... liberalism, slavery, colonialism, and imperial trade under Anglo-American dominance across Europe, the Americas, Africa, and Asia in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, we suggest such intimacies can also be found in discourses of precolonial Koreans and othercoloniallyvulnerablepeoples...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 101–116.
Published: 01 April 2020
... York Times , July 22 , 2019 . www.nytimes.com/2019/07/22/world/africa/somalia-qatar-uae.html . Blumi Isa . Destroying Yemen: What Chaos in Arabia Tells Us about the World . Berkeley : University of California Press , 2018 . Boron Atilio A. Empire and Imperialism...
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History of the Present (2016) 6 (2): 184–207.
Published: 01 October 2016
... Atlantic balked at capturing and enslaving African women.8 At the same time that they were trading bodies, these slave traders were consuming them: they read popu lar accounts of Africa in which racial difference was constructed through the notion that African women failed to meet expectations...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (2): 187–207.
Published: 01 October 2020
... with movable type? Did printing technologies spread to Europe through the migration of Sīn-speakers across North Africa and into Andalusia? Understanding the mechanisms of transfer of print technologies requires a sensitive engagement with the history of the ghurabā’ , beginning with their language...
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History of the Present (2011) 1 (1): 5–30.
Published: 01 April 2011
... to the aesthetic productions of Africa, the Pacific, and elsewhere as "primitive" inspirations for their own painting and sculpture.The German expressionist painter Emil Nolde was unusual among these in that he, unlike Pablo Picasso, Paul Gauguin, and many other European enthusiasts for primitive art and life...
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History of the Present (2019) 9 (1): i–iv.
Published: 01 April 2019
... Construction of Racial Inferiors in Korea Jae Ifyun Kim and Moon-Kie Jung 55 "No Hiroshima in Africa:" The Algerian War and the Question of French Nuclear Tests in the Sahara Roxanne Panchasi 84 ...
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History of the Present (2022) 12 (1): 4–33.
Published: 01 April 2022
... Africa to the West Indies and the lust of white men awaiting her arrival on the shores of Jamaica. In the poem, Neptune disguises himself as a ship captain and takes Sable Venus as his “prize,” raising a cloud around the two while his desire is consummated, and their offspring, a “saffron” Cupid...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 9–27.
Published: 01 April 2020
... empires in Asia and Africa formed the object of what would later become postcolonial studies. This conceptualization has tended to neglect an array of world regions that—for very different reasons—did not correspond either to the category of the Third World or to the conventional postcolonial timeline...
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History of the Present (2019) 9 (2): 166–192.
Published: 01 October 2019
... to return to Virginia and rejoin the Council.When he arrives, he finds that she has given birth to their son.Anointed through rituals both Christian and Hindu, the child, asAlys Weinbaum writes, is "cast as the messiah of a new world in which Pan-Asia and Pan-Africa are united in common cause against white...
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History of the Present (2016) 6 (2): 117–132.
Published: 01 October 2016
... headquarters and its employees in Africa and the Caribbean. In addition to reporting the status of the propertythe vessel had carried, the missive officials penned to describe the incident also offered an explanation of what had taken place : "It would be avery unaccountable history;' the letter reads...
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History of the Present (2014) 4 (2): 203–219.
Published: 01 October 2014
... with the participation of his­ torians: the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa, for ex­ ample, and the IndependentCommissionofExpertsSwitzerland, along with similarcommissionsin Chile, Argentina, and Morocco. Finally, several trials ofindividuals accused ofcrimes against humanity-the trials ofKlaus...
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History of the Present (2018) 8 (2): 117–139.
Published: 01 October 2018
... points that are worth considering, not least ofwhich is the fact that Iberian colonialism was profoundly entangled, in complex and violent ways, with the inhabitants of Africa aswellas the Americas.What I want to highlight, however, is a related issue that has to do with what I will call the politics...
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History of the Present (2016) 6 (2): 155–183.
Published: 01 October 2016
... the power- struggle with her apparently benevolent master and the involuntary character of her initial soj ourn in Bethlehem. But Magdalena has also left so much unsaid. She writes nothing whatever about her early childhood in West Africa, her experience of slave ship or subsequent sale. She succeeds...
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History of the Present (2021) 11 (1): 2–22.
Published: 01 April 2021
... to Liberia, but his attachment to this cave and its surroundings is so great that I doubt whether he can ever be induced to be separated from it” (Rogers 302–3). W. E. Surtees, an English traveler, reported asking Bishop “if he would, when in Africa, often think of the Mammoth Cave. He answered, in a voice...