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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 (2022) 12 (1): 4–33.
Published: 01 April 2022
... that developed in and around the first factories of the modern world, namely, the sugar plantations of the colonial Caribbean. The article links Freud’s own economic and intellectual history to the production of capital and the theft of land and labor in the Caribbean by way of the central European trade...
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History of the Present (2024) 14 (1): 20–49.
Published: 01 April 2024
... Maybe: An American Grammar Book.” Though Spillers is not generally regarded as either a Black Marxist or a Marxist feminist, the essay argues that she ought to be recognized as a theorist of racialized (re)productive accumulation—a process that begins aboard the slave ship, persists on the plantation...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 46–66.
Published: 01 April 2020
... one part of his sprawling business based upon the slave trade. While Oakes primarily depended upon speculation in enslaved people, he was also deeply invested in speculation in plantation land. 2 During the South Carolina Constitutional Convention of 1868, black South Carolinians, some formerly...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (2): 257–280.
Published: 01 October 2020
... and subsequent punishment, but she also relates a story about a “plantation master” being angered by his slaves’ baptism ceremony of a newborn, highlighting that keeping to their African rituals could also be a form of resistance for the enslaved. 10 In this digital display, the patron sits passively...
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History of the Present (2016) 6 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 April 2016
... 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 regional (the former Confederate states), and the imperial (mostoften, the Caribbean and LatinAmerica), butalmostnever...
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History of the Present (2024) 14 (1): 156–173.
Published: 01 April 2024
.... Scores of maroons escaped from the city of New Orleans and nearby plantations into the surrounding cypress forests and swamps, often called el monte . Reggio, a Frenchman, was at this time the alcalde ordinario de primer voto and acting civil governor in Governor Miró’s absence. The alcaldes...
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History of the Present (2024) 14 (1): 138–155.
Published: 01 April 2024
... a plantation-based “slave community” ( Blassingame ). In other words, what we might think of as a curriculum of manumission and its value likely circulated among the enslaved, in courtyards, gossiped over fences, and whispered about in the streets, squares, and markets of the city. In 1771 the census count...
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History of the Present (2014) 4 (2): 143–170.
Published: 01 October 2014
... in "these once pastoral and patriarchal republics" as they were "being drawn into the general stream of the modern world"?43 These were the framing 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...
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History of the Present (2016) 6 (2): 105–116.
Published: 01 October 2016
... potential sources of futures in which the trajectories of empire, domination, slavery, plantation violence and mass incarceration are abol­ ished. Theseconcernsanimate the essaysherein. The essays, to borrow from Glissant, are on the alert. Poeticinterventions in conventional historiography occur in any...
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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 (2022) 12 (1): 1–3.
Published: 01 April 2022
... the Anthropocene by climate historians turns out to contain traces of colonialist thinking embedded in it and there are previously unexplored links to be made between Freud and the US plantation economy. The political trajectories of psychoanalysis, particularly that of the Left Freudians of the mid-twentieth...
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History of the Present (2016) 6 (2): 146–154.
Published: 01 October 2016
... of the family (often marginalized by the plantation model ofanalysis), slavery in South Asia appears open to historical change, where over time descen­ dants ofslaves morphed into other categories ofrecognition, rarely through any formal process of manumission or abolition. Let me be clear: my turn...
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History of the Present (2016) 6 (2): 117–132.
Published: 01 October 2016
... of the old slave plantation and its owner's fine, aristocratic life ofcultured leisure? Or shall we note slave autobiographies, like those of Charles Ball, Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman and Frederick Douglass; the careful observations of Olmsted and the indictment of Hinton Helper?"24 A quarter century...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 5–8.
Published: 01 April 2020
... 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 (2023) 13 (2): 141–165.
Published: 01 October 2023
... of innocence in histories of anti-Black racism and Indigenous dispossession on the part of either European colonists or Northern states in the United States, Wilder traces the travels of individual students from educational institutions in Massachusetts and Virginia to plantations in the South...
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History of the Present (2024) 14 (1): 50–80.
Published: 01 April 2024
...-Cordero 59–62 ), settled in the sixteenth century ( Sued Badillo and López Cantos 25–27). Between the establishment of the first sugar plantation in 1517 and emancipation in 1873, enslaved people in Puerto Rico rebelled again and again—with twenty-two slave revolts documented in the nineteenth century...
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History of the Present (2024) 14 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 April 2024
... of the enslaved and about human beings as property that first took root in the Middle Passage and on New World plantations. Whereas the conflict in slavery was between the enslaved woman and her enslaver and manifests as a struggle for control over the reproductive body and its products, the conflict today...
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History of the Present (2018) 8 (2): 140–176.
Published: 01 October 2018
... or collective past, but also part of ongoing political thought and action. In 1845, Sam Nightingale's slaveholder sold him into the expandingcotton 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...
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History of the Present (2024) 14 (1): 81–107.
Published: 01 April 2024
... . “ Introduction: Mapping Social Reproduction Theory .” In Social Reproduction Theory: Remapping Class, Recentering Oppression , edited by Battacharya Tithi , 1 – 20 . London : Pluto , 2017 . Blassingame John W. The Slave Community: Plantation Life in the Antebellum South . 1972 ; rev...