This page holds the content for H-Slavery's series of weekly posts tracking content about slavery on Twitter. The series is authored by Amanda McGee of the University of Arkansas.
This week in the twittersphere, Audra D. S. Burch explored the connections between Monroetown, a small African-American community, and former president James Monroe’s estate in her article, “James Monroe Enslaved Hundreds.
With the Fourth of July this week, scholars on Twitter explored the relationship between the American Revolution, independence, and slavery. In her article, “The American Counterrevolution,” Joey La Neve DeFrancesco highlights how the enslaved led a simultaneous and often divergent revolution for independence.
This week in the twittersphere, a memorial dedicated to the enslaved people sold at an auction block in front of present day Faneuil Hall in Boston, Massachusetts, is one step closer to becoming a reality. Designed by Steve Locke, the monument will not only represent the auction block, but it will also outline the shipping route of Peter Faneuil's ships and will be heated to evoke the presence of the enslaved sold there. Read more here.
This week in the twittersphere, scholars celebrated emancipation through articles dedicated to Juneteenth. Published by TexasMonthly, Wes Ferguson’s article, “Why this Mexican Village Celebrates Juneteenth,” examines how the descendants of slaves who escaped to freedom in Mexico celebrate emancipation with their own unique traditions.
This week in the twittersphere, Sarah Churchwell explores the relationship between slavery and modern American capitalism in her article “’The Lehman Trilogy’ and Wall Street’s Debt to Slavery.” Published by NYR Daily, Churchwell’s article serves as both a critical review of the 2013 theatrical play The Lehman Trilogy and an examin
This week in the twittersphere, Eagle Scout member Jackson Cantrell uncovered 153 names of Bernard de Marigny’s enslaved. Published by The New Orleans Advocate, Kadee Kreiger’s article “Eagle Scout Project Remembers Slaves Who Once Lived at Fontainebleau State Park," provides insight into Cantrell’s research and his findings.
In honor of Memorial Day this week, twitterstorians examined the relationship between slavery and the holiday. Published by History.com, Davis Roos’ article “One of the Earliest Memorial Day Ceremonies was held by Freed Slaves,” explores how formerly enslaved people in Charleston honored fallen Union Soldiers at the close of the Civil War.
This week in the twittersphere, the Clotilda, the last known slave ship to arrive in the United States, was found this week in Alabama waters. Meagan Flynn details the discovery in her article for The Washington Post.
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.
What's new in the twittersphere over these past two weeks?