This essay serves as a response to the review essays by Adom Getachew and Petal Samuel on the author’s 2018 Empire of Neglect: The West Indies in the Wake of British Liberalism. Exploring how the history of liberal capitalism that Empire of Neglect tells might afford critical and political purchase on the epoch of postcolonial neoliberalism, this essay reflects on modes of archival attunement and Caribbean philosophies of history.
Empire in the Mine of History
Christopher Taylor is an associate professor of English literature at the University of Chicago. He is the author of Empire of Neglect: The West Indies in the Wake of British Liberalism (2018) and is currently writing a book on the philosophical, juridical, and literary history of voluntary slavery in the Atlantic world.
Christopher Taylor; Empire in the Mine of History. Small Axe 1 November 2019; 23 (3 (60)): 185–193. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/07990537-7912490
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