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Published: 01 July 2021
Figure 7 Front and back covers of the Mighty Sparrow’s The Slave , 1963 (National Recording Company, Port of Spain, NLP-4188). Photograph by the author Figure 7. Front and back covers of the Mighty Sparrow’s The Slave, 1963 (National Recording Company, Port of Spain, NLP-4188). Photograph More
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 208–219.
Published: 01 March 2019
... of the 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...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): vii–x.
Published: 01 March 2012
...David Scott © Small Axe, Inc. 2012 Preface: Who Were the Subjects of Slave Emancipation? David Scott They hanged him on a clement morning, swung between the falling sunlight and the women’s breathing, like a black apostrophe to pain. All morning while the children hushed...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 168–177.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Nicholas Draper Written within the framework originally established by Eric Williams, Nick Draper's book The Price of Emancipation analyzes the £20 million compensation paid to slave owners by the British state in the 1830s, showing that 5 to 10 percent of the British elites of the time were...
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Small Axe (2010) 14 (3 (33)): 163–172.
Published: 01 November 2010
...Sibylle Fischer Can we coherently conjugate high philosophy and slave insurgency under the heading of “universal history”? Is it possible to disentangle “universal history” from its roots in white supremacy and European imperial reason? Susan Buck-Morss' recent answer to that question, which...
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Small Axe (2018) 22 (1 (55)): 1–17.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Jennifer L. Morgan From the moment of its introduction into the Atlantic world, hereditary racial slavery depended on an understanding that enslaved women’s reproductive lives would be tethered to the institution of slavery. At the same time, few colonial slave codes explicitly defined the status...
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Small Axe (2008) 12 (3 (27)): 151–164.
Published: 01 October 2008
... 2, the slave trade; act 3, the slave uprising that created Haiti; and act 4, the “endless migration” of post-occupation diaspora that continues into the present as an unfinished environmental and social revolution. ©2008 Small Axe Incorporated. All rights reserved. 2008 On Reading Continental...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 144–153.
Published: 01 March 2012
... in the metropole it offers a new and important analysis of the character of British slave ownership on the brink of emancipation. Questions raised by Draper's work about the rise and influence of this absentee group, about the diversity of slave ownership in the British Atlantic, and about the emergence of dynamic...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (1 (37)): 154–167.
Published: 01 March 2012
...Susan Thorne The Slave Compensation Commission distributed no less than £20 million between 1834 and 1845, making compensation “the largest single financial operation undertaken by the British state to date.” In his book The Price of Emancipation , Nicholas Draper uses the commission's untapped...
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Small Axe (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 (2010) 14 (1 (31)): 193–199.
Published: 01 March 2010
...Colin Dayan This essay brings law more fully into the rituals of terror, the fictions of slavery that Brown portrays so powerfully in * The Reaper's Garden. * In tracking the ghost-ridden traces of persons and property, I consider how palpable and visible remain the deposits of slave history, how...
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Small Axe (2015) 19 (3 (48)): 186–204.
Published: 01 November 2015
... the authority of the slave past in contemporary black life—and the first to explore that subject in the field of contemporary art. Best notes that when we reverse the thesis of slavery's afterlife and reconceptualize it as the basis for a historiography of slavery, we can tend also to hypostatize aspects...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (3 (60)): 167–177.
Published: 01 November 2019
... that makes the deep connections between free trade and freeing slaves legible. The practical and theoretical coincidence of these nineteenth-century developments as well as Taylor’s reconstruction of a West Indian tradition of political economy provide a new way of conceptualizing colonial economic violence...
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Small Axe (2020) 24 (3 (63)): 228–238.
Published: 01 November 2020
... as a manifestation of the black radical tradition and a critical involvement with socialism. Drawing on C. L. R. James and Sylvia Wynter, it argues that black freedom struggles in the Americas and Europe, including slave revolts, have been an essential part of the history of labor and freedom struggles. It also...
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Small Axe (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...
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Small Axe (2019) 23 (1 (58)): 17–34.
Published: 01 March 2019
...Daniel Benjamin This essay argues that M. NourbeSe Philip’s 2008 book-length poem Zong! offers aesthetic experience as an undetermined exposure toward communality. As readers, we are not merely consuming the poem, which emerges from Philip’s reading of a 1781 court decision regarding a slave...
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Small Axe (2012) 16 (2 (38)): 43–59.
Published: 01 July 2012
... argues that both authors use neo–slave narrative tropes to simultaneously problematize acts of violence against these individuals and demonstrate how women engaged and even utilized limiting colonial paradigms. © 2012 by Small Axe, Inc. 2012 What can a white man be in the colonies but the enemy...
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Small Axe (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 (2013) 17 (3 (42)): 1–15.
Published: 01 November 2013
...Katherine McKittrick This essay explores plantation geographies. In drawing specific attention to the ways past configurations of the plantation are recast in post-slave urban contexts, the discussion signals the links between black dispossession and geography, while also considering how assertions...
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Small Axe (2014) 18 (2 (44)): 1–17.
Published: 01 July 2014
.... L. R. James's varied coteries throughout Italy, the author argues that James's methodological innovations in the field of slave historiography were central to the formulation of strategies of refusal and flight eventually popularized in Hardt and Negri's Empire . These methodological homologies...