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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 67–83.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Lisa Tilley Abstract The plantation continues to expand across contemporary frontiers, remaking social orders and ravaging ecologies in the service of value extraction through commodity production. This article revisits the “strange industrial order” of the plantation in 1950s Indonesia at a time...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 46–66.
Published: 01 April 2020
... Politics of Fear: French Louisianians and the Slave Trade, 1786–1809 .” Plantation Society in the Americas 1 , no. 2 ( 1979 ): 162 – 97 . Lynd Staughton . “ The Abolitionist Critique of the United States Constitution .” In Class Conflict, Slavery, and the United States Constitution , 153...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (2): 257–280.
Published: 01 October 2020
... abolition act with an image of broken chains bisecting the zero in “1807” and the words “Am I not a man and a brother” running along the coin’s edge. In the United States, the Whitney Plantation in Louisiana has been converted into a museum recognizing the atrocities of slavery, and many other sites...
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History of the Present (2016) 6 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 April 2016
... that occludes the transformations and the durability of the political economy of slave racial capitalism in America after 1865. 15 The socially and academically permissible scales of this history have tended to operate at the level of the body (the freedperson), the local (the plantation grounds), the...
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History of the Present (2016) 6 (2): 105–116.
Published: 01 October 2016
... read through a critical poetics, might well illuminate potential sources of futures in which the trajectories of empire, domination, slavery, plantation violence and mass incarceration are abol­ ished. These concerns animate the essays herein. The essays, to borrow from Glissant, are on the alert...
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History of the Present (2014) 4 (2): 143–170.
Published: 01 October 2014
... assumptions and questions that Ruhl brought to the "showpiece" coffee plantations of James Hill in El Salvador's coffee capital, Santa Ana. What he saw in "busy Salvador" -"the hardest-working of all the Central American republics" -jolted the idiom of his inquiry out of the passive voice and the pastoral...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 5–8.
Published: 01 April 2020
... postcolonial gaze. We enunciate from the loci of Transylvanian rurality, Habsburg imperial space, plantation empire in Indonesia, queer desire in imperial and contemporary Ethiopia, and the United States as a unique entanglement of settler colonialism and slavery. Doing so, we look to off-center two imagined...
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History of the Present (2016) 6 (2): 146–154.
Published: 01 October 2016
... histories of the family ( often marginalized by the plantation model of analysis) , slavery in South Asia appears open to historical change, where over time descen­ dants of slaves morphed into other categories of recognition, rarely through any formal process of manumission or abolition. Let me be clear...
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History of the Present (2016) 6 (2): 117–132.
Published: 01 October 2016
... did it mean to the owner and the owned?" he asked. "Shall we accept the con­ ventional story of the old slave plantation and its owner's fine, aristocratic life of cultured leisure? Or shall we note slave autobiographies, like those of Charles Ball, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman and Frederick...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 101–116.
Published: 01 April 2020
... all Oman.” I asked whether he meant during the seventeenth century, when the Omani Empire spread into this area to establish date-palm plantations as part of Indian Ocean trade, and he nodded his head in the affirmative. Here are imperialist nostalgias of another kind than the one Renato Rosaldo wrote...
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History of the Present (2018) 8 (2): 140–176.
Published: 01 October 2018
... action. In 1845, Sam Nightingale's slaveholder sold him into the expanding cotton and sugar plantation economy of the Deep South. By the time he was forty, Nightingale was working along with more than sixty other slaves on a sugar plantation in Assumption Parish in southern Louisiana. 42 He would remain...
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History of the Present (2018) 8 (2): 117–139.
Published: 01 October 2018
... University of Illinois Press The Iberian Slave Trade In other words, not only was the Revolutionary War funded by profits from slave labor, but also and more importantly the consolidation of racial slavery gave way to a restructuring of colonial society, aligning wealthy plantation owners, yeomen, and wage...
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History of the Present (2012) 2 (1): 78–85.
Published: 01 April 2012
..., then, went along with the mass production of narrowly circumscribed, closely monitored and highly insulated social spaces. Expanding commodity markets need penned up workforces-the ship embodied this exigency as much as the plantation. Apologetic globalization narratives are unabashedly one-sided: they...
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History of the Present (2012) 2 (1): 86–94.
Published: 01 April 2012
... in the Royal Botanical Gardens of Calcutta. The botanical theme was to be expected, of course, in a postcolonial novel addressing the links of colo­ nization, culture, and cultivation, of plantations and botanical gardens, of 8 7 ROUNDTA B LE Davis grafting and hybridization, of scientific...
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History of the Present (2016) 6 (2): 208–215.
Published: 01 October 2016
... tured by death? What is the imagination and practice of freedom in the belly of the ship or on the plantation? What are the dimensions of refusal that arise in captivity-no matter how many are murdered, beaten, raped and tortured? The first girl who died refused to eat, intent on ending the terror by...
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History of the Present (2011) 1 (1): 5–30.
Published: 01 April 2011
... indigenous producers, but rather on German firms that employed in­ dentured labor to produce plantation crops and mine phosphate (guano) for the world market. The approximately 85,000 Papuans recruited to work as indentured laborers between 1899 and 1914 did not meet the massive labor demands of German firms...
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History of the Present (2015) 5 (2): 200–216.
Published: 01 October 2015
... of this potentiality within the hierarchical social and professional structures of society and occupation. Think of the following: the mistress of the house who thrashes her servants; the female employer who hits her apprentices; white plantation women who put their slaves in chains; the abbess who...
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History of the Present (2012) 2 (2): 122–147.
Published: 01 October 2012
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History of the Present (2019) 9 (2): 142–165.
Published: 01 October 2019
... maintain a familiar standard of living while their spouse's income was diverted elsewhere. Ella Gertrude Thomas of Virginia, whose husband's plantation descended into bankruptcy following the Civil War, took up school teaching in order to help manage "the floodgates of debt with which I feel that we are...
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History of the Present (2021) 11 (1): 2–22.
Published: 01 April 2021