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Mastering the Niger

David Lambert

in Mastering the Niger: James MacQueen's African Geography and the Struggle over Atlantic Slavery

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780226078069
eISBN:
9780226078236
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226078236.003.0001
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This introductory chapter sets out the central argument that Atlantic slavery – as a practice of subjugation, a source of wealth and a focus of political struggle – was entangled with the production, ... More


Contemporary Literature and the Legal Person

Angela Naimou

in Salvage Work: U.S. and Caribbean Literatures amid the Debris of Legal Personhood

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780823264766
eISBN:
9780823266616
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823264766.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This introduction considers how the history of the Atlantic slave trade and the legal persons it has wrought shapes contemporary literary responses to global capitalism and legal personhood. It ... More


Capitalism and Slavery Revisited: Remaking the Slave Commodity Frontier

Dale Tomich

in The Legacy of Eric Williams: Into the Postcolonial Moment

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9781628462425
eISBN:
9781626746985
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Mississippi
DOI:
10.14325/mississippi/9781628462425.003.0009
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter illustrates how the analysis of Capitalism and Slavery, one of Eric Williams’ contributions to Caribbean and post-colonial historiography and political economy, is an engagement with its ... More


Nature, Human Nature, and Human Difference: Race in Early Modern Philosophy

Justin E. H. Smith

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691153643
eISBN:
9781400866311
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691153643.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, History of Philosophy

People have always been xenophobic, but an explicit philosophical and scientific view of human racial difference only began to emerge during the modern period. Why and how did this happen? Surveying ... More


Common Routes to New Orleans

in The French Atlantic: Travels in Culture and History

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
June 2013
ISBN:
9781846310508
eISBN:
9781846315848
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846310508.003.0006
Subject:
History, Cultural History

This chapter examines the history of New Orleans as part of the French Atlantic. It explains that New Orleans and Louisiana have been similarly marginalized within French culture and suggests that ... More


Bonds of Citizenship: Law and the Labors of Emancipation

Hoang Gia Phan

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814738474
eISBN:
9780814738931
Item type:
book
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814738474.001.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Asian Studies

This book demonstrates how American citizenship and civic culture were profoundly transformed by the racialized material histories of free, enslaved, and indentured labor. It illuminates the ... More


Fatal Revolutions: Natural History, West Indian Slavery, and the Routes of American Literature

Christopher P. Iannini

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807835562
eISBN:
9781469601922
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807838181_iannini
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Drawing on letters, illustrations, engravings, and neglected manuscripts, this book connects two dramatic transformations in the eighteenth-century Atlantic world—the emergence and growth of the ... More


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