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History of the Present (2016) 6 (2): 146–154.
Published: 01 October 2016
...Anjali Arondekar What More Remains: Slavery, Sexuality, South Asia AnjaliArondekar What more remains? At stake here is slavery's plangent entanglement with the idea of the archive. As emergent archival forms push against, or even record the violence ofslavery's past(s), we are asked here...
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History of the Present (2016) 6 (2): 155–183.
Published: 01 October 2016
...Seth Moglen Enslaved in the City on a Hill: The Archive ofMoravian Slavery and the Practical Past Seth Moglen Storytelling and the Politics ofthe Archive Historians have long recognized the central political conundrum of the ar­ chive: the powerful leave behind the fullest records. They leave...
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History of the Present (2016) 6 (2): 105–116.
Published: 01 October 2016
...Brian Connolly; Marisa Fuentes Introduction: From Archives of Slavery to Liberated Futures? Brian Connolly and Marisa Fuentes Put differently, how does one rewrite the chronicle ofa death foretold and anticipated, as a collective biography ofdead subjects, as a counter­ history ofthe human...
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History of the Present (2016) 6 (2): 184–207.
Published: 01 October 2016
...Jennifer L. Morgan Accounting for "The Most Excruciating Torment": Gender, Slavery, and Trans-Atlantic Passages1 JenniferL. Morgan Introduction As early as the sixteenth century, it was not uncommon for slave ships to de­ liver large numbers ofwomen into slavery in the Americas. In 1566, the slave...
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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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Published: 01 October 2020
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History of the Present (2016) 6 (2): 133–145.
Published: 01 October 2016
...David Kazanjian Freedom's Surprise: Two Paths Through Slavery's Archives David Kazanjian Unfortunately I have not discovered a way of deranging the archive so that it might recall the content of a girl's life or reveal a truer picture, nor have I succeeded in prying open the dead book, which...
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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 (2020) 10 (2): 257–280.
Published: 01 October 2020
...FIGURE 2. Liverpool Slavery Museum. Photograph by the author. ...
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History of the Present (2016) 6 (1): 1–31.
Published: 01 April 2016
... of slavery's economic value in modes offinance after 1865.Ripped offand dirt poor, flesh bruised and broken, so announced and presented, the figure ofthe ex-slave is deeply familiar to us.This ragged familiarity stokes the fires ofour liberal and even our post-liberal hearts.This appearance either clocks some...
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History of the Present (2016) 6 (2): 117–132.
Published: 01 October 2016
... Seven White Men was it not that it seems they were all out of Irons by ye Master's orders: 2 In the second chapter of Saltwater Slavery: A Middle Passagefrom Africa to AmericanDiaspora, I used this report to open a discussion of the slave ship's regime of racial violence, whereby shackles enabled...
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History of the Present (2018) 8 (2): 117–139.
Published: 01 October 2018
... of slavery and the transatlantic slave trade. One reason for this tendency is the ambiguous place of the Iberian empires with regard to various expres­ sions of modernity such as capitalism, possessive individualism, and the state, which are conventionally associated with northern Europe and its imperial...
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History of the Present (2018) 8 (2): 140–176.
Published: 01 October 2018
... arriving in what was then the major city of the primary region of slavery in the state, he declared: 'Tm a conjure man and I'm telling you right now that I've come here to stay and there's a new day coming for this town: 2 Nightingale became a widely respected healer and conjuror in Central Mis­ souri...
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History of the Present (2016) 6 (2): 208–215.
Published: 01 October 2016
... to convey the lived experience ofthe multiple durees ofunfreedom?5 The temporal entanglement ofmy life with theirs was essential to myunderstanding ofwhat was required to write a history ofthe present. The afterlife of slavery was defined bythe enduring and seemingly interminable clutch ofthe hold on our...
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History of the Present (2016) 6 (2): i–iv.
Published: 01 October 2016
..., NUMBER TWO, FALL 2016 History ofthe Present Introduction: From Archives of Slavery to Liberated Futures? Brian Connolly and Marisa Fuentes 105 The Politics of the Archive and History's Accountability to the Enslaved Stephanie E. Smallwood 117 Freedom's Surprise: Two Paths Through Slavery's Archives David...
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History of the Present (2021) 11 (1): 2–22.
Published: 01 April 2021
... and the underground that the guides theorized through their own subterranean explorations. Copyright © 2021 by Duke University Press 2021 underground racialization slavery Mammoth Cave Stephen Bishop At the end of Ralph Ellison’s Invisible Man , the narrator, running from three drunken white men...
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History of the Present (2021) 11 (2): 223–240.
Published: 01 October 2021
..., as Riley writes, ignoring the very “real sufferings” (3) at work. Thinking about slavery and personhood, Spillers demonstrates how “the human body [acts] as a metonymic figure for an entire repertoire of human and social arrangements” (66) that determine who can inhabit these gendered categories. Marisa...
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History of the Present (2019) 9 (1): 55–83.
Published: 01 April 2019
... liberalism, slavery, colonialism, and imperial trade under Anglo-American dominance across Europe, the Americas, Africa, and Asia in the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, we suggest such intimacies can also be found in discourses of precolonial Koreans and othercoloniallyvulnerablepeoples...
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History of the Present (2022) 12 (2): 271–282.
Published: 01 October 2022
... historians are nevertheless forthcoming about the violent origins and underpinnings of capitalism. Their attention to these violent tendencies is clearest in the scholarship focused on the history of slavery, particularly the rise of second slavery and “King Cotton.” Notable works in this subfield...
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History of the Present (2013) 3 (1): 29–56.
Published: 01 April 2013
..., a confirmed but liberalJacksonian party member, spoke expansively and generously toward abolitionists, averring that "the only restraint on the discussion of slavery is that which exists in the good sense and good feeling of the people, in their sentiments of brotherhood, and in the desire which all rational...