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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2012) 16 (1 (37)): 144–153.
Published: 01 March 2012
... emergence of dynamic new plantation economies in British Guiana and Trinidad are discussed in the essay, which concludes with an examination of the imperative for scholars to continue to offer detailed histories of Caribbean slavery and emancipation while simultaneously focusing on British themes. © Small...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2019) 23 (1 (58)): 208–219.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Laura Rosanne Adderley This essay uses Ada Ferrer’s book Freedom’s Mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the Age of Revolution as a starting point for revisiting the intellectual project of comparative slavery within the Caribbean. Freedom’s Mirror focuses on neighboring territories—Cuba and Hispaniola—during...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2016) 20 (3 (51)): 65–79.
Published: 01 November 2016
... triumph of the Haitian Revolution (1804)—or the Caribbean and black creole manifestation of the French Revolution—and 1848, the date of the abolition of slavery. In the Anglo-Caribbean, the abolition of the slave trade began in 1807 and culminated with the abolition of slavery in 1834, while the same...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 June 2006) 10 (2): 80–96.
Published: 01 June 2006
...Angeletta KM Gourdine Small Axe Incorporated 2006 Caribbean Tabula Rasa: Textual Touristing as Carnival in Contemporary Caribbean Women’s Writing Angeletta KM Gourdine Oh, by now you are tired . . . you want to reach your destination–your hotel, your room. You long to...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2013) 17 (2 (41)): 88–107.
Published: 01 July 2013
... fluidly inside and outside of boundaries that exceeded both national states and former empires. Interestingly, these writers often imagined the islands of the Caribbean in relation to its people, their movement, slavery, exile-longing, and empire, and, as such, they articulated the Caribbean through the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2015) 19 (3 (48)): 147–162.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Charles Forsdick Those working on the Caribbean have regularly adopted the figures and practices of translation in their work and also have devoted attention to the study of various translational processes. The presence of the Caribbean in translation studies remains, however, considerably less...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2015) 19 (1 (46)): 5–19.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Fayçal Falaky This essay engages the broad question of the relation between the French Enlightenment and colonial racial slavery by exploring the literature of planters and slavetraders in the French Caribbean and showing how the ideals of French Enlightenment philosophy were not always framed as...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2009) 13 (3 (30)): 74–83.
Published: 01 November 2009
... relationship with a number of Caribbean writers, including Edouard Glissant, Derek Walcott and the recently-deceased Aimé Césaire. Working out of a number of familiar theoretical concepts (`créolité', `relation'), he articulates his vision of `mondialité', a global dynamic according to which the peoples...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2014) 18 (2 (44)): 1–17.
Published: 01 July 2014
...Christopher Taylor This essay argues that Caribbean histories of slavery and emancipation have served as a crucial site for the generation of the Marxist antiwork politics popularized by Michael Hardt and Antonio Negri. Recovering a transnational network of radicals that disseminated the work of C...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2019) 23 (1 (58)): 220–228.
Published: 01 March 2019
... Neighbor’s Slave Society: Rethinking Comparison and Interconnection in the History of Caribbean Slavery,” this issue of Small Axe , 218; Johnson, “‘He Was a Lion,’” 196. 11 C. L. R. James, “How I Wrote The Black Jacobins ” (lecture, 14 June 1971), Small Axe , no. 8 (September 2000): 74. 12...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2018) 22 (1 (55)): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2018
... modern Atlantic ideas of slavery, freedom, and racial colonialism. 2 From the first founding of English settlements in the Caribbean to the slow unfolding of racial slavery in Virginia, early modern slaveowners presumed that enslaved women’s reproductive labor accompanied their manual labor in...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2018) 22 (1 (55)): 18–38.
Published: 01 March 2018
... slavery. Each lithograph in the series presents a “portrait” of the head of an enslaved woman seen from behind. The thirteen images combine (thwarted) views of their subjects with detailed yet stylized natural history–inspired depictions of plants used by enslaved women in the Caribbean as abortifacients...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2012) 16 (1 (37)): 154–167.
Published: 01 March 2012
... world,” including if not especially the Caribbean, produced most of what we know about the imperial history of metropolitan Europe. We remain deeply indebted to Eric Williams and C. L. R. James for rethinking the dual revolutions in ways that take empire into account. Capitalism and Slavery...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2010) 14 (3 (33)): 152–162.
Published: 01 November 2010
... suggest rethinking both its stakes and its hopes.15 In “Universal History,” the companion essay to “Hegel and Haiti,” Buck-Morss traverses a wide field of debate and argument in Caribbean and slavery studies (in a somewhat idio- syncratic way, it is true) in an effort to establish the...
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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 September 2004) 8 (2): v–x.
Published: 01 September 2004
... the Caribbean, most explicitly in regard to earlier memorializations of what Petrina Dacres in “Monument and Meaning” refers to as “the traumatic past.” Public representations of slavery and emancipation have a long history in the Caribbean. In his essay “Th e Politics of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2014) 18 (1 (43)): 72–86.
Published: 01 March 2014
... research in at least two places. 11 Some transnational work studies migration between the Caribbean and Western Europe or North America rather than within the Caribbean. 12 Extraregional linkages also mark comparative history, with several prominent historians of Caribbean slavery and abolition...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2013) 17 (2 (41)): 108–122.
Published: 01 July 2013
... it was: a modernity that predated the modern.” 10 James's The Black Jacobins and Eric Williams's Capitalism and Slavery pioneered analysis of the Caribbean as a “crucible” of modernity, defined by the globalization and racialization of identities; unequal inclusion into a global economy...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2017) 21 (3 (54)): 17–39.
Published: 01 November 2017
... reparations are perhaps predictably dismissive, but they illuminate significant differences in the perceived circumscription of transatlantic imperialism's consequences. In his New York Times article titled “Caribbean Nations to Seek Reparations, Putting Price on Damage of Slavery,” Stephen Castle argues...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2014) 18 (1 (43)): 55–71.
Published: 01 March 2014
..., Eric Williams, with his Capitalism and Slavery. 18 A book of immense intellectual weight, it not only overturned the received wisdom of imperial history writing on the region but also created its own orthodoxy. Its impact on the field was deep. That Williams was a man of the Caribbean meant that...