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Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Chapter 12: Picturing Homes and Border Crossings: The Slavery Trope in Films of the Black Atlantic

In the twelfth and final chapter of Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Interactions, Identities, and Images, Awam Amkpa and Gunja SenGupta examine three films—Julie Dash’s Daughters of the Dust (United States, 1991), Euzhan Palcy’s Rue Cases-Nègres (Martinique, 1983), and Ousmane Sembène’s Ceddo (Senegal, 1977)—to examine the representation of slavery. The authors argue that on… Continue reading Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Chapter 12: Picturing Homes and Border Crossings: The Slavery Trope in Films of the Black Atlantic

Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Chapter 11: Slaves Supplicant and Slaves Triumphant: The Middle Passage of an Abolitionist Icon

In the eleventh chapter of Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade:Interactions, Identities, and Images, Jeffrey R. Kerr-Richie examines a transition in the visual representation of the slave from the beseeching captive to the grateful ex-slave and argues that the popular visual image of slave supplication was crucial in constructing the metaphorical image of ex-slaves’ gratitude… Continue reading Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Chapter 11: Slaves Supplicant and Slaves Triumphant: The Middle Passage of an Abolitionist Icon

Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Chapter 10: Hidden Beneath the Surface: Atlantic Slavery in Winslow Homer’s Gulf Stream

In Chapter 10 of Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Interactions, Identities, and Images, Peter H. Wood examines North American artist Winslow Homer’s famous 1899 painting, The Gulf Stream. Homer’s masterpiece is set in the Atlantic between Cuba and North America, with a distant ship and an ominous storm in the background. A solitary black… Continue reading Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Chapter 10: Hidden Beneath the Surface: Atlantic Slavery in Winslow Homer’s Gulf Stream

Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Chapter 9: Women Merchants and Slave Depots: Saint-Louis, Senegal, and St. Mary’s, Madagascar

In the ninth chapter of Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Interactions, Identities, and Images, Wendy Wilson-Fall examines eighteenth-century Afro-Creole women traders, a subject neglected by scholars. Known as in-betweens, collaborators, and sometimes symbols of Westernization, creolization, and amalgamation in West African and Indian slave ports, these women married Europeans and created a niche where… Continue reading Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Chapter 9: Women Merchants and Slave Depots: Saint-Louis, Senegal, and St. Mary’s, Madagascar

Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Chapter 8: Transatlantic Links: The Benguela-Bahia Connections, 1700–1850 (Excerpts)

In the eighth chapter of Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Interactions, Identities, and Images, Mariana P. Candido sheds light on the commercial and human exchanges between the Brazilian slave port of Salvador in Bahia and Benguela, in West Central Africa. Whereas many scholars privilege connections between Bahia and the Bight of Benin or between… Continue reading Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Chapter 8: Transatlantic Links: The Benguela-Bahia Connections, 1700–1850 (Excerpts)

Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Chapter 7: Between Memory, Myth, and History, Transatlantic Voyagers of the Casa Branca Temple (Excerpts)

In the seventh chapter of Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Interactions, Identities, and Images, Lisa Earl Castillo looks at the lives of African freedmen critical to the early days of the Casa Branca, one of the oldest Afro-Brazilian temples in the city of Salvador, Bahia. In connecting the trajectories of these freedmen and their… Continue reading Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Chapter 7: Between Memory, Myth, and History, Transatlantic Voyagers of the Casa Branca Temple (Excerpts)

Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Chapter 6: Common Bedfellows? Brazilian Antislavery and Anti–Capital Punishment Efforts in Comparative Perspective (Excerpts)

Despite the general concern with slavery suppression issues among northern black activists, only James Pennington became actively involved in the question of what would happen to Africans rescued from American-intercepted slavers. … Continue reading Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Chapter 6: Common Bedfellows? Brazilian Antislavery and Anti–Capital Punishment Efforts in Comparative Perspective (Excerpts)

Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Chapter 5: “‘The Ship of Slavery’: Atlantic Slave Trade Suppression, Liberated Africans, and Black Abolition Politics in Antebellum New York” (Excerpts)

Despite the general concern with slavery suppression issues among northern black activists, only James Pennington became actively involved in the question of what would happen to Africans rescued from American-intercepted slavers. … Continue reading Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Chapter 5: “‘The Ship of Slavery’: Atlantic Slave Trade Suppression, Liberated Africans, and Black Abolition Politics in Antebellum New York” (Excerpts)

Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Chapter 4: “New Africans in the Postslavery French West Indies and Guiana, 1854–1889” (Excerpts)

In the fourth chapter of Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Interactions, Identities, and Images, Céline Flory examines the employment of thousands of indentured workers in French West Indies and French Guiana after the French abolition of slavery in 1848. Bought by private merchants, these West Central Africans from the Gabon and Loango-Congo areas were… Continue reading Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Chapter 4: “New Africans in the Postslavery French West Indies and Guiana, 1854–1889” (Excerpts)

POLITICO Magazine article by the Honorable Rose Gottemoeller—the first woman to to lead a major nuclear arms negotiation and the first female NATO Deputy Secretary General

Read this POLITICO Magazine article by the Honorable Rose Gottemoeller—the first woman to to lead a major nuclear arms negotiation and the first female NATO Deputy Secretary General—which includes an excerpt from her new book Negotiating the New START Treaty released this week. What the experts are saying about the book: Future negotiators would benefit… Continue reading POLITICO Magazine article by the Honorable Rose Gottemoeller—the first woman to to lead a major nuclear arms negotiation and the first female NATO Deputy Secretary General