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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 53–66.
Published: 01 July 2020
...Fredrik Thomasson Sweden became a slaveholding nation when it acquired its only Caribbean colony, Saint-Barthélemy—a.k.a. St. Barths or St. Barts—from France in 1784. When the island was retroceded in 1878, the records created during ninety-four years of Swedish Caribbean rule were left behind...
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Published: 01 July 2020
Figure 1 This is an example of an extreme case of insect damage. On the left is paper debris as found in the archive; on the right, it has been pieced together to form the only known issue of the handwritten satirical newspaper the Watchman from April 1832. Criticism of the Swedish colonial More
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (2 (62)): 208–210.
Published: 01 July 2020
...) of the Lesser Antilles island Saint-Barthélemy (also known as St. Barths). He has published extensively on various aspects of Swedish Caribbean colonialism and is preparing a monograph on Swedish slave law and colonial justice. He is the initiator of the digitization of the Swedish Saint-Barthélemy archive...
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Small Axe (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 193–202.
Published: 01 November 2013
... the baton Trouillot handed us and ask ourselves what other than our historicist ways of thinking renders History's sans papiers and the stories told about them so distinctly “unthinkable”? This essay was written while I held a Fellowship at the Swedish Collegium for Advanced Studies in Uppsala. My...
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Small Axe (2002) 6 (1): 112–132.
Published: 01 March 2002
... in their ancestors places. Antillean art is this restoration of our shattered histories, our shards of vocabulary, our archi- pelago becoming a synonym for pieces broken off from the original continent Walcott delivered these observations before the Swedish crown, entrenched in what he...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 1–21.
Published: 01 July 2012
... of an irreducible temporal relation to the colonial, something more complex and reparative than the after-killing or “postcolonial.” 5 Jean-Paul Sartre, preface to Fanon, The Wretched of the Earth , 16. 6 Ibid., 10; and Edward Said, “Travelling Theory Reconsidered,” in Nigel C. Gibson, ed., Rethinking...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 28–46.
Published: 01 March 2021
... to alternative sources—in particular, art produced in the camps and coverage from the period in the African American press. In March 1944, of the 329 American prisoners at Tittmoning 28 were repatriated to the United States on the Swedish liner SS Gripsholm . Among these were 6 African American prisoners...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (3 (57)): 68–80.
Published: 01 November 2018
... of Transformations , Report of the Environmental Advisory Council to the Swedish Government (Stockholm: Edita Norstedts Tryckeri AB, 2002). 23 See Anthony Giddens, The Constitution of Society: Outline of the Theory of Structuration (Cambridge: Polity, 1984). 24 Several studies have illustrated how...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 18–38.
Published: 01 March 2018
... of the imbrications of natural history, colonization, and slavery have at times operated at the level of discourse—focusing their attention, for example, on how descriptions of plant reproduction served as metaphors for human sexuality. 25 A central text in such studies is Swedish naturalist Carl Linnaeus’s widely...
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