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An African American Journey to Black Diasporic Consciousness: Charles Johnson’s

Tuire Valkeakari

in Precarious Passages: The Diasporic Imagination in Contemporary Black Anglophone Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813062471
eISBN:
9780813051963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062471.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter demonstrates that Charles Johnson’s Middle Passage participates in the ongoing construction of black diasporic identity or consciousness by offering a philosophically and spiritually ... More


Becoming African in America: Race and Nation in the Early Black Atlantic, 1760-1830

James Sidbury

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
September 2007
ISBN:
9780195320107
eISBN:
9780199789009
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195320107.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

The first slaves imported to America did not see themselves as “African” but rather as Temne, Igbo, or Yoruban. This book reveals how an African identity emerged in the late 18th-century Atlantic ... More


Introduction: Passages to (Be)Longing

Tuire Valkeakari

in Precarious Passages: The Diasporic Imagination in Contemporary Black Anglophone Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813062471
eISBN:
9780813051963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062471.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

The introduction articulates this book’s four main arguments. First, as the selected novelists reimagine the lives of uprooted groups and individuals in various stages and settings of black history, ... More


Water and African American Memory: An Ecocritical Perspective

Anissa Janine Wardi

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037455
eISBN:
9780813042343
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037455.001.0001
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This book contributes to the fields of African American, ecocritical, and literary studies, as it offers a sustained treatise on watercourses in the African American expressive tradition. It builds ... More


Ethics of Entanglement

John E. Drabinski

in Levinas and the Postcolonial: Race, Nation, Other

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748641031
eISBN:
9780748652617
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748641031.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, General

This chapter examines the issues of otherness in relation to Edouard Glissant's account of entanglement. It suggests that an interpretation of Emmanuel Levinas as a post-Shoah thinker opens up ... More


Casting: “They sang their home-songs, and danced, each with his free foot slapping the deck”

Katrina Dyonne Thompson

in Ring Shout, Wheel About: The Racial Politics of Music and Dance in North American Slavery

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038259
eISBN:
9780252096112
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038259.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Performing Practice/Studies

This chapter examines the manner in which African captives were forced to perform music, song, and dance during the Atlantic voyage. Within the Middle Passage, white slavers brought the slaves on ... More


The Journeys of Amistad’s Orphans

Benjamin N. Lawrance

in Amistad's Orphans: An Atlantic Story of Children, Slavery, and Smuggling

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780300198454
eISBN:
9780300210439
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300198454.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter employs the journeys of Amistad's orphans as a vehicle to distinguish myth from reality as part of investigating the complexity of child mobility in the nineteenth-century Atlantic ... More


Introduction: Middle Passage Studies and the Birth of Slavery at Sea

Sowande' M. Mustakeem

in Slavery at Sea: Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040559
eISBN:
9780252098994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040559.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book investigates the social conditions and human costs associated with maritime slavery by tracing the movement of bondpeople in, out, and through the Atlantic Ocean. Drawing on a variety of ... More


introduction

Gregory E. O’Malley

in Final Passages: The Intercolonial Slave Trade of British America, 1619–1807

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9781469615349
eISBN:
9781469615554
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469615349.003.0001
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

This book documents the Atlantic slave trade involving hundreds of thousands of captive Africans who, after the Middle Passage, were forced to travel across the Atlantic, only to be sold to colonial ... More


Slavery at Sea: Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage

Sowande' M. Mustakeem

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040559
eISBN:
9780252098994
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040559.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Most times left solely within the confine of plantation narratives, slavery was far from a land-based phenomenon. This book reveals for the first time how it took critical shape at sea. Expanding the ... More


Prize voyages and ideas of freedom

Mary Wills

in Envoys of abolition: British Naval Officers and the Campaign Against the Slave Trade in West Africa

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620788
eISBN:
9781789629668
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620788.003.0005
Subject:
History, African-American History

To witness the human trauma of the transatlantic slave trade was extraordinary employment for British naval officers, and this chapter examines rare surviving accounts of life on prize voyages, ... More


Arteries of the Nation: Rivers of Redemption in Toni Morrison's Beloved and Henry Dumas's “Ark of Bones”

Anissa Janine Wardi

in Water and African American Memory: An Ecocritical Perspective

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780813037455
eISBN:
9780813042343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813037455.003.0003
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter reads rivers as a synecdoche of the nation. Historically, rivers were both arteries of the slave trade and conduits to freedom, as their surrounding geographies determined such ... More


Epilogue: The Frankenstein of Slavery: A Meditation on Memory

Sowande' M. Mustakeem

in Slavery at Sea: Terror, Sex, and Sickness in the Middle Passage

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252040559
eISBN:
9780252098994
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252040559.003.0009
Subject:
History, African-American History

This book has examined the visible and invisible sufferings within the human manufacturing process and, more directly, the Middle Passage. By expanding the intellectual landscapes of slavery, it has ... More


Middle Passage Blackness and its Diasporic Discontents: The Case for a Post-War Epistemology

Michelle M. Wright

in Africa in Europe: Studies in Transnational Practice in the Long Twentieth Century

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846318474
eISBN:
9781781380437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318474.003.0012
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter proposes a new framework for understanding the African diaspora. It rejects the ‘Middle Passage Epistemology’, which dictates that diaspora studies are dominated by the African-American ... More


Unfree Labor and Industrial Capital: Fitness, Disability, and Worth

Stefanie Hunt-Kennedy

in Between Fitness and Death: Disability and Slavery in the Caribbean

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252043192
eISBN:
9780252052071
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043192.003.0004
Subject:
History, African-American History

This chapter explores three sites of slavery-induced disability—the Middle Passage, the slave market, and the plantation—to demonstrate that enslaved people lived in the space between fitness and ... More


Suicide and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

Terri L. Snyder

in The Power to Die: Slavery and Suicide in British North America

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780226280561
eISBN:
9780226280738
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226280738.003.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

Acts of suicide by captive Africans were ubiquitous aboard slave ships crossing from Africa to the Americas. Mariner's observations generated a commercial, working knowledge in the trade about ... More


Epilogue

Tuire Valkeakari

in Precarious Passages: The Diasporic Imagination in Contemporary Black Anglophone Fiction

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780813062471
eISBN:
9780813051963
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813062471.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

The epilogue affirms that the old Anglophone African diaspora in the West is characterized by considerable ethnic, national, socioeconomic, sociocultural, religious, and political diversity as well ... More


Middle Pasages: Movable Borders and Ocean-Air Space Mobility

Carole Boyce Davies

in Caribbean Spaces: Escapes from Twilight Zones

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252038020
eISBN:
9780252095863
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252038020.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

This chapter explores the concept of the Middle Passage, which has attained iconic significance in African diaspora discourses. The concept refers to the transportation of numerous Africans across ... More


Middle Passages: Mediating Classics and Radical Philology in Marlene NourbeSe Philip and Derek Walcott

Emily Greenwood

in Classicisms in the Black Atlantic

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780198814122
eISBN:
9780191851780
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198814122.003.0002
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

This chapter analyzes uses of Greek and Roman classical texts as mediating passages in anglophone Caribbean literature of the Middle Passage. In Derek Walcott’s Omeros and Marlene NourbeSe Philip’s ... More


Envoys of abolition: British Naval Officers and the Campaign Against the Slave Trade in West Africa

Mary Wills

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9781789620788
eISBN:
9781789629668
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620788.001.0001
Subject:
History, African-American History

After Britain’s Abolition of the Slave Trade Act of 1807, a squadron of Royal Navy vessels was sent to the West Coast of Africa tasked with suppressing the thriving transatlantic slave trade. Drawing ... More


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