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This week in the twittersphere, the podcast The Dig hosted by Daniel Denver explores slavery in New England and the broader Atlantic World in the newly released episode, “Capitalism and Slavery, Pt. 1.” The episode features a series of interviews with historians Linford Fisher, Christy Clark-Pujara, Joanne Pope Melish, and Emily Owens conducted at the Slavery Hinterlands symposium in Rhode Island. Find it, here: https://www.thedigradio.com/podcast/capitalism-and-slavery-part-1/#about

Published by Black Perspectives, Whitney Stewart’s article “Slavery and the Family Tree,” examines transformations in genealogy as enslaved individuals and their descendants created new methods for retaining their family history, such as a wooden wardrobe built by a formerly enslaved man. Read more, here: https://www.aaihs.org/slavery-and-the-family-tree/

Also published by Black Perspectives, Karen Cook Bell provides insight into the history of black women’s agency by exploring how enslaved women and young girls liberated themselves from bondage in her article, “Black Women’s Fugitivity in Colonial America.” Learn more, here: https://www.aaihs.org/black-womens-fugitivity-in-colonial-america/


The University of West Georgia may soon be added to the growing list of universities examining their relationship to slavery. Published by News4Georgia, Ernie Suggs examines how archaeological tests on an area of the university’s grounds suggests a slave cemetery may exist on the campus and what this may mean for the future of UWG in his article, “Possible Slave Cemetery on Georgia Campus Stirs Debate.”  Find it, here: https://www.news4jax.com/news/georgia/possible-slave-cemetery-on-georgia-campus-stirs-debate