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History of the Present (2020) 10 (1): 46–66.
Published: 01 April 2020
...Zach Sell Abstract Historians of the United States have often described slavery as guided by the chattel principle. Yet in Black Reconstruction , W. E. B. Du Bois wrote, “No matter how degraded the factory hand, he is not real estate.” This article builds upon Du Bois’s description of slavery’s...
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History of the Present (2021) 11 (1): 23–52.
Published: 01 April 2021
... of the Faithful, the spiritual head of the Moroccan nation—to claim justice against the tyranny of the real-estate company. This choice hinted at the protesters’ departure from typical human-rights and Western-feminist discourses, a theme that became more apparent as my work progressed. This article...
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History of the Present (2023) 13 (2): 141–165.
Published: 01 October 2023
..., Shefveland tracks a June 1676 law that stated that “all Indians taken in war were slaves for life” ( 61 ). An October 1705 act converted all enslaved people, whether African or Indigenous, into real estate and forbade Africans and Indians from holding public office in Virginia (62). This law validated...
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History of the Present (2016) 6 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 April 2016
...: the plantation, which was the site of slavery's production.The plantation as both an idea and an object underwent an economic reconstitution and a revitalization in the decades after 1865. While the Civil War caused vast damage to real estate and industry, far worse for planters was abolition itself, which...
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History of the Present (2022) 12 (2): 155–182.
Published: 01 October 2022
... decisions and pursue her own role in stabilizing the nuclear family: Victoria has obtained a job to go into selling Real-Estate. . . . Previously, she was a sickly hypochondriac, she was a retiring person, she was afraid of her responsibility as a mother and a wife. But now she was able to take care...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (2): 209–235.
Published: 01 October 2020
... of an absence of civic trust. What is more, in his report on this examination of what constituted a real obstruction to revolution, not from enemies but from the body politic itself, he focused on a specific kind of political obstruction, that of a voluntary servitude with respect to a leader. Billaud...
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History of the Present (2020) 10 (2): 257–280.
Published: 01 October 2020
... at Three Mile River estate. Bought by Joseph Foster Barham I in 1786 for £90, together with her parents & siblings, at age 20. At Mesopotamia, she worked in the 1st Field Gang ages 20–52, enduring 33 years of very hard labor. Baptized into the Moravian Church in 1815 at age 50. Baptismal name: Ann Mary...
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History of the Present (2022) 12 (1): 4–33.
Published: 01 April 2022
... capitalism. 2 In the place of a mythical Oedipal scene, then, I begin with a history that juxtaposes two scenes of sexual violence, racialization, language, law, and geography. Scene One : On August 22, 1768, Sally, a fifteen-year-old Congo girl enslaved in Jamaica on an estate owned by Thomas...
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History of the Present (2022) 12 (2): 183–206.
Published: 01 October 2022
...-first century and is significantly higher in the popular classes. The Gilets jaunes began with a petition for state action, not an attempt to work through existing parties or the parliament. Despite its real limitations as an exercise of democracy, the RIC is premised on citizens’ direct assertion...
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History of the Present (2014) 4 (2): 143–170.
Published: 01 October 2014
... and that all change was progress.He carried with him to Central America particular ideas about what was changing and how: "Much is said about revolutions in Central America;' he wrote."But the real and tragic revolution in these pastoral countries, for which nobody is to blame and which no amount of good...
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History of the Present (2018) 8 (2): 209–232.
Published: 01 October 2018
... by Pierre Bourdieu inone ofhisrarepiecesthatfocusedsolelyonwork: "The investment in labour, and therefore miscognition of the objective truth of labour as exploitation, which leads people to find an extrinsic profit in labour, irreducible to simple monetaryincome, is part of the real conditions...
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History of the Present (2015) 5 (2): 109–136.
Published: 01 October 2015
..., the HaitianrevoltsofAugust 1791reactivated Voodoo traditions, which operated as a regenerating energy that"enabled the slaves to break away psychologically from the very real and concrete chains of slavery and to see themselves as independent beings:'41 The reference to those traditions not only brings a particular energy...
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History of the Present (2019) 9 (2): 142–165.
Published: 01 October 2019
... in the future, and exposure to legal proceedings. At stake in retiring them regularly was the solvency ofthe household and the cherished impression, real or imagined, that the home was sufficiently disconnected from the market. Browne took seriously the task ofmanaging these entanglements. She assiduously...