Over the past few days, the African American Intellectual History Society (AAIHS) has been hosting an online roundtable on Adam Ewing's The Age of Garvey: How a Jamaican Activist Created a Mass Movement and Changed Global Black Politics. On Monday (11/23), Stephen G.
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Below is the full text of my most recent post for the African American Intellectual History Society. I'd be anxious to hear any thoughts from H-Afro-Am.
(Initially Published at http://aaihs.org/capitalism-and-slavery-reflections-on-the-williams-thesis/ on 11-21-14)
Capitalism And Slavery:
Reflections On The Williams Thesis
Guy Emerson Mount
University of Chicago
I have just learned that the publisher is out of stock on Q. Taylor's From Timbuktu to Katrina, volume 1, which I was planning to use for my third-year History of U.S. Slavery and Emancipation course next term. Does anyone have any recommendations for a current collection of primary documents in this area [one that is likely to be in stock!]
Dana E. Weiner
Wilfrid Laurier University
Black Student Activists and the Hunger for History
By Ibram X. Kendi
Interest Convergence: A Revolutionary Theory for Athletic Reform
Billy Hawkins, PhD - University of Georigia
The Univ. of Missouri is prominent in my research since the Univ. of Missouri Press publishes many neo-Confederate books and books by white supremacists. or in praise of them.
I decided to review my book database and see how many and which books by the Univ. of Missouri Press I own.
When it was announced that they were potentially closing in 2012 on the C19 listserv I stated that I hoped it would close.
At that time I decided to review my book database and see how many and which books by the Univ. of Missouri Press I owned.
Many have been following the events at the University of Missouri over the past few weeks.
Recent News Items of Interest to H-Afro-Am
Over the past few days, to mark the beginning of the 150th anniversary of Reconstruction, The Atlantic has been slowly releasing a digital symposium “on the 13th, 14th and 15th Amendments to the constitution, and their legacy.”
What are the legacies of these Amendments?
What are the legacies of Reconstruction more generally?
Fifty years ago Kenneth B. Clark published his important study, Dark Ghetto: Dilemmas of Social Power (1965).
What does Clark’s study still tell us today?
What arguments put forth by Clark continue to hold weight?
What arguments have not stood the test of time?
Finally, with Clark in mind, where has the study of the black urban comminity gone since 1965 and in what direction(s) should the field of urban studies go today?
70 years ago the 5th Pan-African Congress convened in Manchester England (October 15-21, 1945) for what turned out to be a historic meeting with dramatic effects for the continent and the Diaspora.
What are the legacies of the important 1945 meeting?
Do we need to revive the revolutionary spirit of the Pan-African Congress?
What would the Congress look like today? What would the demands such a meeting be today?
CFP's and Announcements
The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 23 November 2015 to 30 November 2015. These job postings are included here based on the categories selected by the list editors for H-Afro-Am.
Summer 2016 NEH ODH Institute for Advanced Topics in the Digital Humanities
"Space and Place in Africana/Black Studies: An Institute on Spatial Humanities Theories, Methods and Practice for Africana Studies"
5-26 June 2016 & 14-16 April 2017
Deadline for applications: January 25, 2016
The Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is accepting submissions for the first annual Harriet Tubman Book Prize. The award honors a distinguished and appropriately documented nonfiction book published in the United States in 2015 on the slave trade, slavery, and anti-slavery in the Atlantic World. It carries a $7,500 prize.
Call for Proposals
Register of the Kentucky Historical Society
“Debating War in Kentucky”
The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 16 November 2015 to 23 November 2015. These job postings are included here based on the categories selected by the list editors for H-Afro-Am.
1-2 presenters are needed for a panel to be submitted to the 2016 Society for Disability Studies in Phoenix. Current panelists investigate the relationships between eugenics, race, and disability.
The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) invites applications for its 2016-17 visiting academic fellowships. Over thirty short-term fellowships will be awarded for peridos of one to two months. New among our fellowship offerings this year is the Alstott Morgan Fellowship, which, supports research on the history of education in nineteenth-century America, drawing on AAS’s unmatched collection of early educational materials.
The Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition at Yale University invites applications for its 2016-2017 Fellowship Program. The Center seeks to promote a better understanding of all aspects of the institution of slavery from the earliest times to the present. We especially welcome proposals that will utilize the special collections of the Yale University Libraries or other research collections of the New England area, and explicitly engage issues of slavery, resistance, abolition, and their legacies.