Remembering SlaveryRemembering Slavery


Author: Marc Favreau

Publisher: New Press, The

ISBN: 9781620970447


Page: 416

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The groundbreaking, bestselling history of slavery, with a new foreword by Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Annette Gordon-Reed With the publication of the 1619 Project and the national reckoning over racial inequality, the story of slavery has gripped America’s imagination—and conscience—once again. No group of people better understood the power of slavery’s legacies than the last generation of American people who had lived as slaves. Little-known before the first publication of Remembering Slavery over two decades ago, their memories were recorded on paper, and in some cases on primitive recording devices, by WPA workers in the 1930s. A major publishing event, Remembering Slavery captured these extraordinary voices in a single volume for the first time, presenting them as an unprecedented, first-person history of slavery in America. Remembering Slavery received the kind of commercial attention seldom accorded projects of this nature—nationwide reviews as well as extensive coverage on prime-time television, including Good Morning America, Nightline, CBS Sunday Morning, and CNN. Reviewers called the book “chilling . . . [and] riveting” (Publishers Weekly) and “something, truly, truly new” (The Village Voice). With a new foreword by Pulitzer Prize–winning scholar Annette Gordon-Reed, this new edition of Remembering Slavery is an essential text for anyone seeking to understand one of the most basic and essential chapters in our collective history.

Transatlantic SlaveryTransatlantic Slavery

The Challenge of Remembering Slavery LONNIE G. BUNCH ' The Challenge of Remembering Slavery ' was presented at the Merseyside Maritime Museum as the first International Slavery Day Lecture in August 2003. NML has championed UNESCO's ...

Author: Anthony Tibbles

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 0853231982


Page: 192

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Between 1500 and 1870, European traders transported millions of Africans to the Americas to work as slaves—yet despite the wealth of scholarship on this period, many people remain uninformed about the history of the slave trade and its implications for the modern black experience. Published to accompany a permanent gallery in the Merseyside Maritime Museum, Transatlantic Slavery documents this era through essays on women in slavery, the impact of slavery on West and Central Africa, and the African view of the slave trade. Richly illustrated, it reveals how the slave trade shaped the history of three continents—Africa, the Americas, and Europe—and how all of us continue to live with its consequences.

Prison and Slavery A Surprising ComparisonPrison and Slavery A Surprising Comparison

... Foreword to Remembering Slavery, 1998, The New Press, Washington, D.C., pgs vii-viii. 1304 “Class Teaches That Slaves Were Happy,” New York Times, November 16, 1998. 1305 John W. Blassingame, Slave Testimony, Baton Rouge: LSU Press, ...

Author: John Dewar Gleissner

Publisher: John Dewar Gleissner

ISBN: 9781432753832


Page: 458

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This historically accurate and thoroughly researched book compares the modern American prison system to antebellum slavery. The surprising comparison proves that antebellum slavery was not as bad as many believe, while modern mass incarceration is an unrealized social and financial disaster of mammoth proportions.

Slavery in the Age of MemorySlavery in the Age of Memory

20 Otele, “Bristol, Slavery, and the Politics of Representation,” 159. 21 Dresser, “Remembering Slavery and Abolition in Bristol,” 230. 22 Richard Benjamin, “Museums and Sensitive Histories: The International Slavery Museum,” in ...

Author: Ana Lucia Araujo

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350048478


Page: 272

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Exploring notions of history, collective memory, cultural memory, public memory, official memory, and public history, Slavery in the Age of Memory: Engaging the Past explains how ordinary citizens, social groups, governments and institutions engage with the past of slavery and the Atlantic slave trade. It illuminates how and why over the last five decades the debates about slavery have become so relevant in the societies where slavery existed and which participated in the Atlantic slave trade. The book draws on a variety of case studies to investigate its central questions. How have social actors and groups in Europe, Africa and the Americas engaged with the slave past of their societies? Are there are any relations between the demands to rename streets of Liverpool in England and the protests to take down Confederate monuments in the United States? How have black and white social actors and scholars influenced the ways slavery is represented in George Washington's Mount Vernon and Thomas Jefferson's Monticello in the United States?How do slave cemeteries in Brazil and the United States and the walls of names of Whitney Plantation speak to other initiatives honoring enslaved people in England and South Africa? What shared problems and goals have led to the creation of the International Slavery Museum in Liverpool and the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington DC? Why have artists used their works to confront the debates about slavery and its legacies? The important debates addressed in this book resonate in the present day. Arguing that memory of slavery is racialized and gendered, the book shows that more than just attempts to come to terms with the past, debates about slavery are associated with the persistent racial inequalities, racism, and white supremacy which still shape societies where slavery existed. Slavery in the Age of Memory: Engaging the Past is thus a vital resource for students and scholars of the Atlantic world, the history of slavery and public history.

Traces and Memories of Slavery in the Atlantic WorldTraces and Memories of Slavery in the Atlantic World

They remember slavery as if remembering it is cost-free. That is not remembering, just as this is not an apology. In the end, it is an insulting statement that turns out to be focused less on the historical hypocrisy of America's ...

Author: Lawrence Aje

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000074987


Page: 336

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Traces and Memories deals with the foundation, mechanisms and scope of slavery-related memorial processes, interrogating how descendants of enslaved populations reconstruct the history of their ancestors when transatlantic slavery is one of the variables of the memorial process. While memory studies mark a shift from concern with historical knowledge of events to that of memory, the book seeks to bridge the memorial representations of historical events with the production and knowledge of those events. The book offers a methodological and epistemological reflection on the challenges that are raised by archival limitations in relation to slavery and how they can be overcome. It covers topics such as the historical and memorial legacy/ies of slavery, the memorialization of slavery, the canonization and patrimonialization of the memory of slavery, the places and conditions of the production of knowledge on slavery and its circulation, the heritage of slavery and the (re)construction of (collective) identity. By offering fresh perspectives on how slavery-related sites of memory have been retrospectively (re)framed or (re)shaped, the book probes the constraints which determine the inscription of this contentious memory in the public sphere. The volume will serve as a valuable resource in the area of slavery, memory, and Atlantic studies.

The Sounds of SlaveryThe Sounds of Slavery

Berlin , Favreau , and Miller , eds . , Remembering Slavery , 346 . 28. Rawick , ed . , The American Slave , ser . 1 and 2 , vol . 6 , Alabama and Indiana Narratives , Indiana Narratives , 25 . 29. Berlin , Favreau , and Miller , eds .

Author: Shane White

Publisher: Beacon Press

ISBN: 0807050261


Page: 274

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Collects songs, speeches, and sermons that provide a revealing window into the sufferings of slaves, as well as some of the most revealing of such documents from the 1700s through the 1850s.

Americans Remember Their Civil WarAmericans Remember Their Civil War

In a 1961 volume, the author continued to defend this institution. “Slavery was in some ways a blessing to the Negro himself. It taught him the rudiments of civilization and Christianity.” Remembering slavery as ...

Author: Barbara A. Gannon

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9780313049002


Page: 170

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This book provides readers with an overview of how Americans have commemorated and remembered the Civil War. • Presents events related to the commemoration of public memory of the Civil War chronologically, from 1865 to the present • Illustrated with photographs of monuments, individuals, and events related to commemoration activities, as well as selected political cartoons related to Civil War memory from popular publications • Bibliography includes both primary and secondary sources on the subject of Civil War memory

Britain s History and Memory of Transatlantic SlaveryBritain s History and Memory of Transatlantic Slavery

... or roughly 10 per cent of its operating budget.19 Several things were interesting about 'remembering Slavery.' one was the aim to embed slavery in British national history; that is, to see it not in terms of the empire or British ...

Author: Katie Donington

Publisher: Liverpool University Press

ISBN: 9781781383551


Page: 290

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This collection brings together local case studies of Britain’s history and memory of transatlantic slavery and abolition, including the role of individuals and families, regional identity narratives, sites of memory and forgetting, and the financial, architectural and social legacies of slave-ownership.

Women in ChainsWomen in Chains

She is the memory of slavery come to challenge a community that has been trying to forget its past . If , indeed , Morrison's text does advocate the necessity of remembering , why is this not a story to pass on ?

Author: Venetria K. Patton

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 0791443442


Page: 216

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Traces the connection between slavery and the way in which black women fiction writers depict female characters and address gender issues, particularly maternity.


To render the personal accounts included within the pages of REMEMBERING SLAVERY less stereotypical and potentially offensive , while at the same time enhancing the flow and rhythm of the reading experience , the author has taken the ...

Author: Cotter Bass

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 9783755400257


Page: 210

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Walk alongside the resolute men and women in REMEMBERING SLAVERY as they portray the real world in which they struggled and endured as slaves. Experience the harsh and often brutal reality of slavery as it really was; the beatings, the humiliation, the long hours and back-breaking work, and the seemingly endless days of cruelty and hardship. Their personal accounts expose the undeniable and often uncomfortable truths, both good and evil, attendant to life in bondage. The personal accounts of 24 former slaves presented in REMEMBERING SLAVERY expose the harsh and often painful tribulations they endured while living in bondage, transcribed in their own words and recorded for posterity. These first-person testimonials open a window into the past, thus enabling contemporary readers a rare opportunity to share the trials, fears, frustrations, hopes, and visions of these African Americans caught up in the maelstrom that was the 1800's Antebellum Period.