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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2011) 15 (2 (35)): 96–116.
Published: 01 July 2011
...Cheryl Finley Since the early 1990s, the contemporary visual culture of slavery has been defined increasingly by installation, performance, and time-based media. This is particularly so for visual artists who chronicle Caribbean catastrophic history using the slave ship as a key iconic signifier...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2014) 18 (2 (44)): 191–201.
Published: 01 July 2014
... Western philosophical “fiction,” that is, the dichotomy of mind and body, energy, and matter, or subject and object. In the dancehalls and as the first commodities in the cargoholds of the Atlantic slave ships, sonic bodies are restorative, disruptive, and procreative, accounting in part for why they are...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2019) 23 (1 (58)): 208–219.
Published: 01 March 2019
... interactions explored in Freedom’s Mirror points to the possibility that, even in more ordinary times, stakeholders in Caribbean slave societies paid substantial attention to political and social developments among their regional neighbors. New studies in Caribbean comparative slavery might well focus more on...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2012) 16 (1 (37)): 168–177.
Published: 01 March 2012
... slavery in his account of the birth of modern capitalism. Williams has to be read against this immediate context. But as far as British slave owner- ship is concerned, Williams’s own history writing, I am arguing, stands up as history outside the political and intellectual...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2018) 22 (3 (57)): 171–180.
Published: 01 November 2018
... . Copyright © 2018 Small Axe, Inc. 2018 ordinary note of care wake Equal Justice Initiative (slave) ship The old black ladies perched in their windows shout, “Girl, where you headed?” Each new deprivation raises doubts about when freedom is going to come, if the question pounding inside her head— Can I...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2012) 16 (1 (37)): 20–35.
Published: 01 March 2012
..., however, deemed a “failed experiment”; all of the 192 contracted Chinese laborers chose to return home after their terms were up. The 1817 treaty between Spain and England outlaw- ing the importation of slaves to Spanish colonies had little effect on the Atlantic slave trade. Instead, prices...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2010) 14 (3 (33)): 163–172.
Published: 01 November 2010
... remained of the original intent [of African religious and social elements]. But it is inconceiv- able, from a human point of view, that these brutally enslaved and expatriated persons carried their rituals and gods with them in slave-ship holds like so much checked baggage” (128–29). Now, I think...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2018) 22 (1 (55)): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2018
.... All three may have been subjected to the sexual depravity of the crew. All three could have been legitimately unloaded in London or any other sixteenth-century English port city where other black men and women, both slave and free, lived. 26 Had the men on board Drake’s ship left Maria untouched...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2015) 19 (3 (48)): 186–204.
Published: 01 November 2015
... called the Morrisonian moment, and I would add that specific traumas have figured most prominently in this period—the Margaret Garner infanticide in which she killed her children rather than see them returned to slavery, or, as well, the massacre aboard the slave ship Zong in which Captain Luke...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2009) 13 (1): 50–74.
Published: 01 March 2009
... modern “slave-ships on the middle passage to nowhere”—that have come to characterize the United States as a super-carceral state.5 Can we, the uneasy heirs of empire, now speak only of national things? If a long-estab- lished but primarily covert US imperialism has, since 9/11...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2011) 15 (2 (35)): 154–163.
Published: 01 July 2011
... sacrifice. Or maybe a frustrated soul unable to find the way to Guinea, the resting place of slaves who lost their lives at sea, might lead someone overboard just for spite, but really probably just for company. Lemuel felt as if he had spent an entire lifetime enduring this incessant quarrel between...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2019) 23 (1 (58)): 17–34.
Published: 01 March 2019
... the book among the words in the decision. “I would lock myself in this text in the same way men, women, and children were locked in the holds of the slave ship Zong ,” Philip writes (“Notanda,” 191). As readers we are not in the Zong but we are in Zong! —a minute typographical difference that...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2018) 22 (2 (56)): 219–231.
Published: 01 July 2018
... only in terms set by violence. Finally, while Bahadur engages infrastructures of colonial violence that positioned the “coolie” as not a slave, this essay offers a cautionary note about reproducing archival investments in irreconcilable difference. It extends Bahadur’s own approach to revisit some of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2015) 19 (1 (46)): 5–19.
Published: 01 March 2015
... the slave ship and the captives”; whereas the African slaves were left in the islands to work in the fields, the master “submerged himself in French culture.” 27 Off the coast of Senegal, Joseph could see Voltaire's Alzire , ou Les Américains , a play that dealt ironically with colonial occupiers...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2016) 20 (1 (49)): 47–61.
Published: 01 March 2016
... disabled would render one less than a full pieza. This method of assessment was to determine the value/equivalence of the enslaved person, which implied that the actual number of biological human persons on a slave ship would not necessarily correspond to the number of piezas de Indias to be traded. 4...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2009) 13 (3 (30)): 37–50.
Published: 01 November 2009
... which enslaved women recreated family relations based on proximity, friend- ship, or duty, where relations between biological parents and child had been severed by, for instance, masters’ selling children away from their parents.20 The slave family is also disrupted by the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 June 2007) 11 (2): 209–216.
Published: 01 June 2007
...Madison Smartt Bell This essay responds to four critics who discuss Bell's trilogy of novels about the Haitian Revolution— All Souls' Rising, Master of the Crossroads, The Stone That the Builder Refused. Particular attention is paid to the idea of a French royalist plot behind the slave...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 October 2008) 12 (3 (27)): 1–13.
Published: 01 October 2008
... Ghana. Styled a “celebration of culture and identity,” this series of events, inspired by the bicentenary of abolition of the slave trade, was more concerned with a celebratory exploration of “the relation- ship between Africa and UK in its many manifestations, past, present and...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2013) 17 (3 (42)): 1–15.
Published: 01 November 2013
... crops are prepared, such as a mill or a refinery; the plantation will also include a crop area and fields, woods, and a pasture. Plantation towns are linked to transport—rivers, roads, small rail networks—that enable the shipping of crops, slaves, and other commodities. This is a meaningful geographic...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2011) 15 (3 (36)): 80–88.
Published: 01 November 2011
... Humus Dominique Aurélia Opening with a note succinctly written by a slave-ship captain from Nantes in 1774, Fabienne Kanor’s Humus retranscribes the multiple and fragmented story of fourteen captives who chose obliteration in the waters of the Middle Passage.1 Written in 2006, the novel...