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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 1–16.
Published: 01 March 2016
... political intractability—its ironization of social evolutionism, its allusions to insurrection, its emphasis on the counterfactual—and suggests that it offers a surprising view of dialect poetry, one that foregrounds the potentially radical mutations involved in the act of reading aloud. Claude McKay...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (2): 209–216.
Published: 01 June 2007
... insurrection of 1791 and the role of Vodou in the revolution. Small Axe Incorporated 2007 Sa Nou Pa We Yo (The Invisible Ones): A Reply to Four Readers Madison Smartt Bell Ab s t r a c t : This essay responds to four critics who discuss Bell’s trilogy of novels about the Haitian...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (2 (50)): 175–186.
Published: 01 July 2016
... intellectual culture Caribbean politics radical political theory insurrections It is now de rigueur to deliver eulogies mourning the death of a once-powerful and historically important social figure: the critical, classical, humanistic intellectual. 1 In the United States, for example, this lament...
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Small Axe (2017) 21 (3 (54)): 98–110.
Published: 01 November 2017
... of an armed insurrection by Rastafarian leader the Reverend Claudius Henry and his followers in Kingston provoked a raid on Henry's headquarters by the security forces. Henry, a determined advocate for the repatriation of black Jamaicans to Africa, fierce opponent of British rule on the island...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): vii–x.
Published: 01 March 2012
... during the Era of Abolition (London: Pickering and Chatto, 2009). 37 • March 2012 • David Scott  |  ix only further compromised by the extremity of the violence with which they responded to the insurrection. It roused...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 30–54.
Published: 01 March 2022
... of the colonial military corps who traveled and worked in the Antilles; from colonial inhabitants who lobbied for their own interests; from representatives in the colony asked to submit reports to the French government on the causes of unrest and insurrection; and from military officers seeking to justify...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (2 (68)): 144–153.
Published: 01 July 2022
... to the military plantation (“del latifundio azucarero al latifundio militar”), 19 and that twentieth-century struggle against the Navy draws from a memory of insurrections “whitened” by the historical narratives of “civil disobedience.” 20 Ellis Neyra rightly stresses that “all that signifies virginal...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 152–162.
Published: 01 November 2010
...-Domingue between 1791 and 1804. The image, she says, is no mere metaphor derived from the European philosophical tradition (from Aristotle, for example). When in the late summer of 1791 the Saint-Domingue slaves launched an insurrection that engulfed larger and larger parts...
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Small Axe (2007) 11 (1): 67–75.
Published: 01 February 2007
... in St. George’s. Before they were executed, plantain had been the staple of the prisoners as it had been for many of the rebels of the camp. Hay reported seeing fields of plantain the rebels had planted to feed themselves long before the insurrection began.13 The depletion...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (2 (65)): 50–68.
Published: 01 July 2021
... that many Yoruba lucumí gods, such as the warrior orisha Oggún, conjured slave insurrections. 43 Sensationalized in media, these feared black brujos were represented in ways still similar to the popular rendering of the cannibalistic, grave-digging zombies. 44 Epitomic of a simultaneous attraction...
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Small Axe (2022) 26 (1 (67)): 55–68.
Published: 01 March 2022
... in the Island of Jamaica , ed. Judith Terry (1834; repr., Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1999), 203. 10 James Grant, “The Black Insurrection,” in “Vere of Ours, the Eighth or King’s,” Tinsley’s Magazine 23 (January–June 1878): 515. 11 Lewis, Journal of a West Indian Proprietor , 156, 203...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 163–172.
Published: 01 November 2010
..., literary scholars, and theorists of varying specializations. The ground had shifted. The debate is far from over. At a recent workshop organized by the well-known historian of the revolution in France, Jeremy Popkin, about the insurrection in Saint-Domingue...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 72–79.
Published: 01 July 2014
....” For Anglade, there is a deep continuity between different forms of resistance: “From marronage to escape into the diaspora, from the revolt of the slaves to the peasant insurrections[,] … from the slave markets of the eighteenth century to today's markets in the capital.” But as he makes clear, the central...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (1 (43)): 138–148.
Published: 01 March 2014
... in 1961 (at the height of the Algerian War of Independence) trenchantly identified as the colonization of everyday life. 5 Writing of the 2005 insurrections, Maboula Soumahoro states, “The ‘riots’ and the youths implicated in them both test and challenge the cherished republican model of color...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (1 (46)): 5–19.
Published: 01 March 2015
... it. In a letter to his relatives in France, written a few months before the first of Haiti's slave insurrections, La Barre notes, reassuringly, “We have nothing to fear on the part of the Negroes; they are tranquil and obedient … . We sleep with doors and windows wide open. Freedom for Negroes is a chimera.” 11...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (3 (45)): 35–51.
Published: 01 November 2014
... principal objective in The Black Jacobins is not to recount the basic details of the historical unfolding of the Saint-Domingue insurrection in all their professional completeness (although clearly these details are scarcely unimportant to him). Rather, James's objective is to use these events to emplot...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (1 (64)): 15–27.
Published: 01 March 2021
... impacted some London ultraradicals: “The engagement of the Spenceans with the colonial periphery . . . deepened their commitment to revolutionary tactics and helped to convince them of the applicability and efficacy of revolt and insurrection in the metropolis.” Ajmal Waqif, “Cato Street and the Spencean...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 195–207.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of the Haitian Revolution in the Atlantic world. Aponte created a pastiche of black kings, and his coconspirators impersonated Haitian revolutionary leaders. Cuban planters and soldiers found that the insurrection in Guarico, the Spanish name for Cap-Français, “expanded the horizon of [their] ideas” (qtd. On 38...
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Small Axe (2021) 25 (3 (66)): 166–177.
Published: 01 November 2021
... on our enemies, the sheaf of force that alone can save us. 21 The attempts of an impious ruler to sell off a country, like Santo Domingo, and sacrifice its citizens will be in vain; Spain’s attempts to crush the insurrection so she can sell Cuba to the United States and begin thus the absorption...
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Small Axe (2016) 20 (1 (49)): 62–78.
Published: 01 March 2016
... are repositioned to learn from them this extra-African history of insurrection.) Soon the chapter enumeration and pagination system of “Black Metamorphosis” turns somewhat ambiguous in this now permanent work in progress. Nevertheless, a series of no fewer than four chapters follow chapter 11 (or “Negro...