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History of the Present (2018) 8 (2): 117–139.
Published: 01 October 2018
...Daniel Nemser Copyright © 2018 University of Illinois Press 2018 The Iberian Slave Trade and the Racialization ofFreedom Daniel Nemser According to the historian Enriqueta Vila Vilar, the "first great wave" of the transatlantic slave trade took place during the period of the Iberian Union...
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History of the Present (2021) 11 (1): 2–22.
Published: 01 April 2021
...Lara Langer Cohen Abstract This article considers Kentucky’s Mammoth Cave as an unexpected site for nineteenth-century theorizations of racialized Blackness. Mammoth Cave became a major tourist attraction in the 1840s, generating a host of guidebooks, travel accounts, magazine illustrations...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 67–83.
Published: 01 April 2020
... of deep contestation in which estate workers were organizing to reinvigorate the unfulfilled goals of anticolonial struggles. Reading this moment through the anxieties of European planters in the British archive, this article argues that these struggles deeply disturbed the localized racial labor order...
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History of the Present (2022) 12 (1): 4–33.
Published: 01 April 2022
...Elizabeth Maddock Dillon Abstract This article argues that Freud’s account of binary sexual difference, articulated in the Oedipus complex, is conditioned by a history of racial capitalism. Turning to the foundational work of Hortense Spillers on gender and Atlantic race slavery, this article...
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History of the Present (2019) 9 (1): 55–83.
Published: 01 April 2019
..., the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Second, drawing on the crucial insights of W.E.B. Du Bois and James Baldwin, we explain the overlooked but insistent presence of Black people, as well as Native Americans and other Indigenous peoples, in precolonial Koreans' racial discourse: imag­ ining...
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History of the Present (2024) 14 (1): 50–80.
Published: 01 April 2024
... and fugitivity. Ljbrigg@umass.edu Copyright © 2024 by Duke University Press 2024 enslavement racial capitalism social reproductive labor welfare Puerto Rico We all know the welfare queen. She is the figure of grievance of a transnational right wing that wants to pretend impoverished...
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History of the Present (2024) 14 (1): 20–49.
Published: 01 April 2024
...Alys Eve Weinbaum Abstract This article theorizes the reproductive dimensions of racial capitalism. It begins by bringing into conversation Black Marxist theories of racial capitalism and Marxist feminist theories of social and biological reproduction proffered by Cedric Robinson and Silvia...
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History of the Present (2024) 14 (1): 1–19.
Published: 01 April 2024
...Jennifer L. Morgan; Alys Eve Weinbaum Abstract This essay introduces the special issue with a critique of Cedric Robinson’s heuristic, “racial capitalism,” and a discussion of our titular intervention: “reproductive racial capitalism.” The essay is necessarily grounded in the reproductive crisis...
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History of the Present (2024) 14 (1): 108–137.
Published: 01 April 2024
... abroad, in countries such as the United States, India, Nepal, Mexico, and Russia. This resulted in the emergence of a lucrative transnational surrogacy industry in Israel that relies on the reproductive labor power of racialized egg cell providers and surrogates in the global South, East, and North...
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History of the Present (2024) 14 (1): 138–155.
Published: 01 April 2024
... to scholarship that analyzes reproductive racial slavery’s afterlife, particularly how slavery’s matrilineal principle shaped the meaning of Black motherhood in bondage and in freedom. Exploring violent confrontations with empire in moments of profound change, the stories of Catharina and Ruth each offer new...
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History of the Present (2024) 14 (1): 174–191.
Published: 01 April 2024
...Rickie Solinger Abstract This autobiographical essay sets up a white middle-class young woman’s emergence as a rights-bearing, choice-making exemplar of sexual freedom and as a holder of intimate racial capital in the 1970s. At the same time, elites and various professional authorities were re...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (2): 187–207.
Published: 01 October 2020
... racial categories to base Roma identity on linguistic criteria. Copyright © 2020 by Duke University Press 2020 Banū Sāsān Roma Holocaust In the late sixteenth century a Muslim silk weaver named Kamāl al-Dīn regularly recorded anecdotes and observations about his life and work in Ottoman...
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History of the Present (2022) 12 (2): 283–297.
Published: 01 October 2022
... and critique, looms large in the field as a figure of decolonial solidarities outside the epistemological confines of modern coloniality. This essay contends that the racial politics of Indian Ocean cosmopolitanism, itself an inheritance of the Afro-Asian hierarchies of mid-century Third Worldism, deserves...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (1): 87–100.
Published: 01 April 2023
... Kolb’s method of “epidemiological reading” to reveal and analyze the racial and imperial anxieties that underlie this understudied text. The article begins with a summary of Madar al-Zar and an account of the sociopolitical context in which it was published. It then pulls back the surface layers...
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History of the Present (2011) 1 (2): 259–264.
Published: 01 October 2011
... nationalism is a nineteenth-century field, held together by assumptions of biological de­ terminism.It is a field from which a host of naturalized and racialized cat­ egories and characters emerged.One of these was the homosexual, whose sexuality was assumed to be both determined from deepwithinthe body...
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History of the Present (2014) 4 (1): 23–48.
Published: 01 April 2014
... as a Negro. When excerpts from Cane were published in Alain Locke's 1925 anthology TheNewNegro, Toomer expressed frustration insofar as the publication helped to entrench him in the prevailing racial designations of his day. Toomer claimed membership in what he called an emergent "American race...
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History of the Present (2011) 1 (2): 265–274.
Published: 01 October 2011
... minorities, on the one hand, and racial or racialized ones, on the other? (In these remarks, the usage of the first person will more often than not, whether explicitly or implicitly, hesi­ tate between the singular ["I"] and the plural ["we Neither is premised on identity. What is at stake in this hesitation...
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History of the Present (2017) 7 (2): 219–241.
Published: 01 October 2017
...-normative sex, misbegotten belief, and racialization-by tracing, through just a few of its chiefpoints ofupheaval and transition, the story ofnineteenth-century Mormonism itsel£ I will be concerned with the Mormons from the period of their emergence as a dissident sect, noted as much for their post...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 146–151.
Published: 01 April 2020
... to this type of intentioned fusion of authorial voice? 2 These are all questions raised by Familiar Stranger and other texts grappling with narrating what Saidiya Hartman (“Venus”) has described as a “counter-history” of colonized and racialized subjects who have, as Hall notes, entered “History...
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History of the Present (2021) 11 (1): 80–105.
Published: 01 April 2021
... settler colonialism’s structure of violence. Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 settler colonialism Indigenous studies subaltern studies the Western genre Patrick Wolfe Indigenous film In his recent monograph Under Representation: The Racial Regime of Aesthetics , David...