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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 2010) 14 (3 (33)): 152–162.
Published: 01 November 2010
... history. Small Axe, Inc. 2010 BOOK DISCUSSION: Susan Buck-Morss, Hegel, Haiti, and Universal History (Pittsburgh, PA: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2009), 160 pages; ISBN: 978-0822959786 (paper). Antinomies of Slavery, Enlightenment, and Universal History David Scott Etudier...
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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 2012) 16 (1 (37)): 154–167.
Published: 01 March 2012
... records to construct what amounts to a forensic prosopography, endeavoring to “locate the accountability for slavery more precisely” than has previously been possible. Reviewing Draper's text, this essay locates compensation in relation to other public policies of the period associated with the rise of...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2009) 13 (3 (30)): 74–83.
Published: 01 November 2009
...Maeve McCusker In an interview which took place in the Maison Française, Oxford, on 10 May 2008, the day instituted by the Chirac government to commemorate the crime of slavery, Patrick Chamoiseau discusses his attempts to raise consciousness of slavery among young Antilleans. He reflects on his...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2018) 22 (1 (55)): 18–38.
Published: 01 March 2018
... potential to critically disrupt analyses of slavery’s archives that threaten to reproduce or even exacerbate their violence. Copyright © 2018 Small Axe, Inc. 2016 natural history surveillance rape archives Joscelyn Gardner Jamaica When twenty-nine-year-old white Englishman Thomas...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 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: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2019) 23 (1 (58)): 220–228.
Published: 01 March 2019
... informed speculation in scholarly work on slavery and black revolution. Copyright © 2019 Small Axe, Inc. 2019 slavery Haitian Revolution archives historical methodology Cuba The long gestation of Freedom’s Mirror meant many things beyond a slow promotion to full. The databases and word...
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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 2015) 19 (3 (48)): 186–204.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Stephen Best Huey Copeland's Bound to Appear: Art, Slavery, and the Site of Blackness in Multicultural America can be categorized as the most recent in a long line of scholarly investigations into what has come to be called “the afterlife of slavery”—the general preoccupation with establishing the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 March 2010) 14 (1 (31)): 219–227.
Published: 01 March 2010
... demographic histories of slavery have left off, exploring how social, cultural, and political life articulated with the brutal facts of morbidity and mortality. It seeks to offer a dynamic understanding of how the idioms that related the living to the dead mediated the way people in Jamaican slave society...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 July 2010) 14 (2 (32)): 97–110.
Published: 01 July 2010
...Petrine Archer This article explores the repeating patterns of the subordinate colonial relationship using a handful of pictures that make links between slavery, pageantry, racial uplift, Jamaica's dancehall culture, and dress. Through a truncated discussion about the body, emasculation, clothing...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 June 2008) 12 (2): 1–14.
Published: 01 June 2008
...Saidiya Hartman This essay examines the ubiquitous presence of Venus in the archive of Atlantic slavery and wrestles with the impossibility of discovering anything about her that hasn't already been stated. As an emblematic figure of the enslaved woman in the Atlantic world, Venus makes plain the...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2009) 13 (3 (30)): 25–36.
Published: 01 November 2009
... slavery, 2004 was the 200 th anniversary of the Haitian Declaration of Independence and 2006 marked 60 years since Martinique and Guadeloupe became part of metropolitan France as overseas departments. French Caribbean writers have been vital to the public activities associated with remembrance of slavery...
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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 March 2018) 22 (1 (55)): 181–190.
Published: 01 March 2018
...Louis Chude-Sokei In the African diaspora, Jamaica is one of the primary spaces where the discourse of racial or cultural roots becomes sutured to technology and where the political legacies of race, slavery, and imperialism become enshrined in the public sphere of popular music alongside dreams of...
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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 November 2014) 18 (3 (45)): 1–17.
Published: 01 November 2014
... documenting the child abuse and homophobic violence she suffered. This essay makes visible the connections between physical punishments during slavery (with particular reference to “The History of Mary Prince”), practices of child abuse and homophobic violence in Jamaica, and contemporary modes of recognizing...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2014) 18 (3 (45)): 162–177.
Published: 01 November 2014
... Dayan and Ghachem's very different representations of the Code Noir and the Lejeune case helps illuminate the (ever more visibly) political stakes of Dayan's long-standing critique of the conversional logic through which both the slavery of old and the penal incarceration of today have “turned humans...
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Small Axe: A Caribbean Journal of Criticism (1 November 2015) 19 (3 (48)): 175–185.
Published: 01 November 2015
...Hortense J. Spillers In a reading of Huey Copeland's Bound to Appear: Art, Slavery, and the Site of Blackness in Multicultural America , Spillers examines the stakes and implications of the work against the broader perspective of black artistic practices in the sociopolitical context of the United...