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History of the Present (2022) 12 (2): 207–240.
Published: 01 October 2022
... a salary cap to regain control over players’ remuneration. This not only raised revenue but assimilated its growing population of African American players to traditional workplace norms that simultaneously attempted to counter racist stereotypes about their “natural” talents and legitimized ideas...
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History of the Present (2022) 12 (2): 283–297.
Published: 01 October 2022
... first developed his methods of nonviolent resistance ( satyagraha ) while organizing South African Indian migrant communities in resistance to colonial racism, his politics conspicuously failed to extend to anti-racist solidarity with Black Africans. Indeed, one of the rhetorical flourishes Gandhi...
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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 (2016) 6 (2): 155–183.
Published: 01 October 2016
... slavery has long stood as one kind oflimit case for this problem. Although millions of Africans endured the Middle Passage, few survivors managedto leave behind a record oftheir experience. Tens ofmillions were enslaved in theAmericas, but before the flowering ofthe abolitionist move­ ment, few succeeded...
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History of the Present (2016) 6 (2): 184–207.
Published: 01 October 2016
... strength ofAfrican polities.3 Thus, examples including the refusal of the Obas in Benin to sell any male slaves to the Portuguese after 1530, and unbalanced sex ratios like those found on board the Santiago are noted in the scholarship on African slavery primarily in relation to the strength or weak­ ness...
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History of the Present (2016) 6 (2): 117–132.
Published: 01 October 2016
...Stephanie E. Smallwood Copyright © 2016 University of Illinois Press 2016 The Politics ofthe Archive and History's Accountability to the Enslaved Stephanie E. Smallwood I Somewhere along the thousands of miles of African Atlantic littoral that was the extended site ofthe transatlantic slave...
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History of the Present (2018) 8 (2): 140–176.
Published: 01 October 2018
... explained, "that freed the slaves.They give a hand to Lincoln and them other big emancipator men so that they could bring it about a gift from the colored people ofconjuration and power:'3 We should take seriously this account of African powers transported to the United States by means of explosive...
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History of the Present (2018) 8 (2): 117–139.
Published: 01 October 2018
... the same crown. This political unification opened up new markets in Spain and its American colonies to Portuguese merchants who operated along the African coast, and it provided a stimulus to the slave trade. Especially after 1595, when the so­ called asiento system was initiated, shipments ofenslaved...
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History of the Present (2016) 6 (2): 133–145.
Published: 01 October 2016
..., Chol, Quechua, or Aymara; in African languages from regions saturated by the slave trade like coastal Guinea­ Bissau; and in improvised Creole and Crioulo languages. While it may be difficult to locate and read such archives, this hard work is important because it pluralizes monolithic conceptions...
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History of the Present (2017) 7 (1): 122–137.
Published: 01 April 2017
... provided a useful foundation for thinking History ofthe Present:AJournal of Critical History, Vol. 7, No. 1, Spring 2017. Copyright © 2017 University of Illinois Press HISTORY ofthe PRESENT differently about the French Fourth Republic, West African decolonization, and Cesaire's and Senghor's postwar texts...
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History of the Present (2017) 7 (1): 33–58.
Published: 01 April 2017
... approach treats Gandhi as the architect oflndian independence and the mediator ofapassiverevolution. Here a text like Gandhi's Hind Swaraj 35 An Eminent Victorian becomes a manifesto for future political strategy in India, despite the fact that the text itself reflected South African concerns voiced from...
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History of the Present (2012) 2 (2): 122–147.
Published: 01 October 2012
... bodies as abject, then the full exploitation of female sexuality may proceed: the brothel rises.We can see this, too, in other domains.By promulgating the biblical fantasy that Africans were the disgraced descendants of Ham, Europeans justified the enslavement of millions of Africans and the exploitation...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 140–145.
Published: 01 April 2020
...’ . . . was an attribute of being, formative because it framed your existence. . . . It positioned you as a subject-‘author’ as well as subjecting you to its discourse” (21). Early on, Hall highlights legacies of the colonial encounters, transatlantic slave trade, and slavery that produced the African diaspora...
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History of the Present (2016) 6 (2): 146–154.
Published: 01 October 2016
... and archive meet. A similar reading ofarchival loss, paucity and erasure even animates scholarship that challenges the foundationalism ofAtlantic slavery as the "origin-story" for the African diaspora.2 Ifabsence is the archival norm for Atlantic studies, it is clear that histories of slavery in South Asia...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (2): 257–280.
Published: 01 October 2020
... Slave Trade database, counts 392 events of armed resistance against captors on board, with 22 foiled plots and still more attacks of slave ships by Africans ashore. See abolitionproject.org and Richardson. 5 The original webpage used by Dr. Kilgore for this demonstration is no longer live...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 84–100.
Published: 01 April 2020
... in Ethiopia .” MA thesis, University of Lund , 2009 . Belcher Wendy . “ Same-Sex Intimacies in the Early African Text Gädlä Wälättä P̣eṭros (1672): Queer Reading an Ethiopian Woman Saint .” Research in African Literatures 47 ( 2016 ): 20 – 45 . Belcher Wendy Laura , and Kleiner...
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History of the Present (2019) 9 (1): 84–112.
Published: 01 April 2019
... an anti-imperialist stance, insisting thattesting would continue a long history ofEuropean exploitation and destruction throughout the African continent and the global South. As they debated questions of sovereignty, territory, and the very definitions of war and peace, the internationaldelegates who...
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History of the Present (2019) 9 (1): 55–83.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., the Washington Post somehow found "some clear contradictions in North Korea's stereotyping;' noting that "the North maintains active ties with several African countries and just signed a cooperation agreement with Nigeria: 2 The differences between the two episodes are telling, if unsurprising: offhandedblunder...
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History of the Present (2021) 11 (1): 2–22.
Published: 01 April 2021
... the dispossession of Native Americans and the establishment of African slavery—and with it, what Aileen Moreton-Robinson calls “the question of how anyone came to be white or black in the United States” (51)—Parker’s Black underground naturalizes white national identity. Indeed, he notes that the Anthropoptera...
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History of the Present (2021) 11 (2): 223–240.
Published: 01 October 2021
... haunt othered female subjects. In her canonical essay, “Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Maybe,” Spillers addresses these “dismemberments.” She explains that, for African female subjects, slavery has fundamentally shaped the impossibility of ever inhabiting the comfort of the category of women. According...