SOURCE: Black Perspectives
by Vanessa M. Holden
Historian Vanessa Holden reviews a new book edited by Erica L. Ball, Tatiana Seijas and Terri L. Snyder which draws on the stories of women of African descent in the Americas to argue that such women helped bring freedom into being and defined what freedom in the world actually means.
SOURCE: Made By History at the Washington Post
by Manuel Barcia and John Harris
The persistence of the oceanic slave trade to the United States long after it was outlawed shows the power of financial gain to overwhelm the law, and should warn us today not to ignore injustices.
SOURCE: Washington Post
Historians Daryle Williams, Walter Hawthorne, Gwendolyn Midlo Hall and David Eltis, along with Henry Louis Gates, are part of an interdisciplinary collaboration to create access to biographical and genealogical information about individual people enslaved in the United States.
SOURCE: Public Books
by Julia Gaffield
Historian of Haiti Julia Gaffield reviews two new books examining the Atlantic Slave Trade through the lenses of war against slave rebellion and disease.
SOURCE: CBS News
Finding the Last Ship Known to have Brought Enslaved Africans to America and the Descendants of its Survivors
"The Clotilda was burned and sunk in an Alabama River after bringing 110 imprisoned people across the Atlantic in 1860. Two years ago, its remains were found."
SOURCE: The New Yorker
The literary scholar Saidiya Hartman's studies of the aftermath of slavery and the African diaspora point to the limits of archival records for understanding historical Black experience. Some historians question whether her methods fill archival gaps too creatively.
SOURCE: ABC News
Columbia University professor Christopher Brown says the number of slave shipwrecks that researchers have been able to confirm are the absolute minimum, and that the true number of shipwrecked slave ships are likely much higher. The work of a Florida diving group hopes to change that.
"Just because we are in England … that's not an excuse to be able to commemorate individuals who were involved in keeping other people in chains," said historian Laurence Westgaph.
SOURCE: Tropics of Meta
by Daniel B. Domingues da Silva
How will the inundation of historic seaports as climate change progresses affect historical memory of the Atlantic slave trade?
by Gregory E. O’Malley
Port records, merchant papers, and imperial correspondence all suggest that a thriving intercolonial slave trade dispersed as many as a quarter of the African people who arrived in the New World, extending their dangerous journeys to American plantations.
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