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Slavery Continued, Freedom Sought: Wright’s Political Intellectual Journey

Jane Anna Gordon

in The Politics of Richard Wright: Perspectives on Resistance

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9780813175164
eISBN:
9780813175195
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175164.003.0021
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

Jane Anna Gordon argues that Wright, while stressing the economic legacies of racialized enslavement, also explored three features of slavery that have persisted since its formal abolition: (1) the ... More


Bigidi

Jérôme Camal

in Creolized Aurality: Guadeloupean Gwoka and Postcolonial Politics

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780226631639
eISBN:
9780226631806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226631806.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Ethnomusicology, World Music

Although the rhetoric surrounding gwoka has emphasized a narrative of resistance and escape, the sounds of the music and the overall sociality that emerges around the drum, tell a different story. ... More


Geographies of Risk: Migratory Subjects and the Uncertainty of Travel

GerShun Avilez

in Black Queer Freedom: Spaces of Injury and Paths of Desire

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780252043376
eISBN:
9780252052255
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043376.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Gender and Sexuality

This chapter explores how Black diasporic authors use representations of immigration to redefine the relationship queer bodies have to place and to offer radical visions of freedom. It traces how ... More


The Black Market: Property, Freedom, and Fugitivity in Antebellum Life

Sharada Balachandran Orihuela

in Fugitives, Smugglers, and Thieves: Piracy and Personhood in American Literature

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781469640921
eISBN:
9781469640945
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469640921.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

This chapter considers varied forms of political life made possible through the framework of theft. Recognizing that the hemispheric slave trade is a piratical act in the context of the novel, these ... More


Overflow

Jasper Bernes

in The Work of Art in the Age of Deindustrialization

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780804796415
eISBN:
9781503602601
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804796415.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

The Epilogue considers the possible fate of the artistic critique of labor in the decades to come. As demand for labor weakens because of ongoing structural transformations, the link between art and ... More


“They Won’t Believe What I Say”: Theorizing Freedom as an Economy of Violence

Regis M. Fox

in Resistance Reimagined: Black Women's Critical Thought as Survival

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780813056586
eISBN:
9780813053431
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813056586.003.0002
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

“‘They Won’t Believe What I Say’: Theorizing Freedom as an Economy of Violence” analyzes Harriet Wilson’s Our Nig (1859) in which Wilson exposes the coerciveness of imbricated discourses of ... More


Comparative Freedom and the Flight from Slavery

Neil Roberts

in Freedom as Marronage

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226127460
eISBN:
9780226201184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226201184.003.0003
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines the work of Frederick Douglass to illustrate a theorist who supports the claim that freedom must be understood in relation to slavery, but does so in ways that still remains ... More


Introduction

Britt Rusert

in Fugitive Science: Empiricism and Freedom in Early African American Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479885688
eISBN:
9781479804702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479885688.003.0001
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

The introduction lays out the historical and conceptual dimensions of fugitive science, a concept that emerges out of scholarship on fugitivity in African American studies as well as the theorization ... More


Delany’s Comet: Blake; or, The Huts of America

Britt Rusert

in Fugitive Science: Empiricism and Freedom in Early African American Culture

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781479885688
eISBN:
9781479804702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9781479885688.003.0005
Subject:
Society and Culture, Cultural Studies

Turning to the publication of Martin Delany’s serial novel, Blake; or the Huts of America, in the Anglo-African Magazine in 1859, this chapter argues that black experiments with natural science ... More


The Voyage

Alasdair Pettinger

in Frederick Douglass and Scotland, 1846: Living an Antislavery Life

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781474444255
eISBN:
9781474459686
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9781474444255.003.0001
Subject:
Literature, Prose (inc. letters, diaries)

Introduces Frederick Douglass in the context of his incident-packed voyage on the Cunard ship Cambria from Boston in August 1845 during which some racist passengers tried to prevent him from ... More


Fugitive Personhood: Reimagining Sanctuary in Gayl Jones’s Song for Anninho and Mosquito

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/9780823264766.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

This chapter argues that Jones’s book-length poem Song for Anninho and novel Mosquito challenge death-bound theories of personhood through their narrational modes of flight, fugitivity, and ... More


“A Black Sister to Massachusetts”: Latin America and the Fugitive Democratic Ethos of Frederick Douglass

Juliet Hooker

in Theorizing Race in the Americas: Douglass, Sarmiento, Du Bois, and Vasconcelos

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190633691
eISBN:
9780190633714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190633691.003.0002
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

This chapter explores the hemispheric dimensions of Frederick Douglass’s political thought. It traces the connections between Douglass’s interventions into debates about US expansionism in the ... More


Conclusion

Juliet Hooker

in Theorizing Race in the Americas: Douglass, Sarmiento, Du Bois, and Vasconcelos

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780190633691
eISBN:
9780190633714
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190633691.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, Political Theory

The conclusion develops the implications of hemispheric juxtaposition for comparative political theory, and for African American studies, Latin American studies, and Latino studies. It explains how a ... More


Head: Writing the African American Portrait

Sarah Blackwood

in The Portrait's Subject: Inventing Inner Life in the Nineteenth-Century United States

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781469652597
eISBN:
9781469652610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469652597.003.0003
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

This chapter explores the cultural significance of portraiture for nineteenth-century Black American writers. It argues that many Black writers engaged with portraiture in their texts to both ... More


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