Tag: Atlantic Slavery
Editing the Jamaica Reader: A Conversation with Professor Diana Paton and Professor Matthew Smith
Professor Diana Paton and Professor Matthew Smith sit down with Retrospect’s EIC, Jamie Gemmell, to discuss their new volume: The Jamaica Reader: History, Culture, Politics.
Redefining Humanity: Political Philosophy in African British Anti-Slavery Literature
Written by Charlie Horlick. Ottobah Cugoano’s writing has been typically framed as a slave narrative, yet it is perhaps more than that. Part political economy, part meditation on morality, it should be integrated into the canon of eighteenth-century philosophy.
Review: Wicked Flesh: Black Women, Intimacy, and Freedom in the Atlantic World, Jessica Marie Johnson (2020)
Written by Jamie Gemmell. Dr. Jessica Marie Johnson’s 2020 book explores the lives of black women in colonial Louisiana. Beginning in West Africa and moving through colonial rule to the formation of the USA to produce a history of the Atlantic world.
Book One to Book Two: Writing Histories of Atlantic Slavery
Professor Vincent Brown joined Retrospect for an interview titled, “Book One to Book Two: Writing Histories of Atlantic Slavery.” Here, we offer an edited transcript of the conversation
Rehabilitating Haitian Vodou
Written by Charlie Horlick. Haitian Vodou is a syncretic set of religious practices grounded in the experiences of Atlantic Slavery. They have been attacked since their very inception.
Review: Slavery at Sea, Sowande’ Mustakeem
Written by Jamie Gemmell. Slavery at Sea: Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage by Sowande’ Mustakeem recounts the diverse experiences of slavery at sea. This is a text that goes to the bloody heart of the Middle Passage.
From Proposal to Published: Writing Histories of Atlantic Slavery
Retrospect’s Welcome Week interview with Dr. Sowande’ Mustakeem on her 2016 monograph, Slavery at Sea.