Human Consumption and Homoeroticism within US Slave Culture
Takes the enslaved person's claims of human consumption seriously, focusing on both the literal starvation of the slave and the tropes of cannibalism on the part of the slaveholder, and further draws attention to the ways in which Blacks experienced their consumption as a fundamentally homoerotic occurrence.
The Life and Writings of a Pan-Africanist Pioneer, 1799-1851
John Brown Russwurm (1799-1851) played a pioneering role as an educator, abolitionist, editor, government official, emigrationist and colonizationist. He is the first African American graduate of Maine's Bowdoin College, and co-founder of Freedom's Journal. This title presents an account of Russwurm's life.
The United States, Brazil, and the African Slave Trade
During its heyday in the 19th century, the African slave trade was fueled by the close relationship of the US and Brazil. This work tells the story of how US nationals participated in this odious commerce by creating diplomatic, social, and political ties with Brazil, which has the largest population of African origin outside of Africa itself.
Modern slavery is widespread, but systemic injustice in society means this crime is able to perpetuate, hidden in plain sight. This expose shares moving survivor stories uncovering the harsh reality of modern slavery, and reveals what is going on behind closed doors, encouraging all of us to challenge this current atrocity.
A Tragic Tale of Slavery, Smuggling, and Chocolate
A little-know story of mutiny and murder illustrating the centrality of smuggling and slavery in early American society On the night of June 1, 1743, terror struck the schooner Rising Sun. After completing a routine smuggling voyage where the crew sold enslaved Africans in exchange for chocolate, sugar, and coffee in the Dutch colony of ......
Slaves, Spirits, and Memories in the African Diaspora
Shackled Sentiments: Slaves, Spirits, and Memories in the African Diaspora is the first comprehensive ethnographic and historical study of slavery and its outcomes in numerous geographic contexts. The contributors to this collection traverse region, theme, and time to construct a book of great scale and scope.
Disability, Race, and Gender in Antebellum America
Exploring the disability history of slavery Time and again, antebellum Americans justified slavery and white supremacy by linking blackness to disability, defectiveness, and dependency. Jenifer L. Barclay examines the ubiquitous narratives that depicted black people with disabilities as pitiable, monstrous, or comical, narratives used not only to ......