"The Mobile Resistance Rumor and revolution in Julius Scott’s black Atlantic," By Manisha SINHA

The Mobile Resistance: Rumor and revolution in Julius Scott’s black Atlantic.

By Manisha Sinha

At long last, The Common Wind, Julius Scott’s classic in African-American history and studies of resistance, has found a publisher in Verso. The volume, which began as his 1986 dissertation and went unpublished because of Scott’s perfectionism and ill health, has acquired a cult following over the years.

"You Can't Understand Haiti's Protests Without Understanding History," by Aaron RICHTERMAN Anne BECKETT

You Can't Understand Haiti's Protests Without Understanding History

March 11, 2019

 

Residents lined up to buy propane gas in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, Monday, Feb. 18, 2019. (Dieu Nalio Chery/AP)

 

State of the Field: Abolition and Emancipation

Chair: Joshua Rothman
Panelists: Stephen Kantrowitz, Chandra Manning, Kate Masur, Manisha Sinha, and Kidada E. Williams

There has been a proliferation of new work on the movement to abolish slavery in the United States, the process of the emancipation of enslaved people, and the meaning of those changes through the Civil War and beyond. This panel brings together leading scholars to consider these new historiographies, their significance for understanding the history of the nineteenth century, and their lessons for our contemporary politics.

STATE OF THE ARTS: Toussaint L’Ouverture

STATE OF THE ARTS: Toussaint L’Ouverture

The exhibition Jacob Lawrence’s “Toussaint L’Ouverture” Series: The Haitian Revolution is currently on view at The El Paso Museum of Art. In 1937 Jacob Lawrence began a group of tempera panels about the Haitian Revolution in which he tells the story of Haiti’s struggle for independence from France through the life of Toussaint L’Ouverture, a slave turned revolutionary leader.

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