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White Men's Magic: Scripturalization as Slavery

Vincent L. Wimbush

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199873579
eISBN:
9780199949595
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199873579.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

This book is a transdisciplinary analysis of The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African, first published in England in 1789. It was one of the earliest ... More


Epilogue

Vincent L. Wimbush

in White Men's Magic: Scripturalization as Slavery

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2012
ISBN:
9780199873579
eISBN:
9780199949595
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199873579.003.0009
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

The Epilogue revisits the implications of tying together in critical analysis Equiano’s story and that of Wimbush, including their mutual interest in escaping slavery and finding a place for the safe ... More


Sovereign Marronage and Its Others

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/9780226201184.003.0004
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This is the first of two chapters exploring the Haitian Revolution, the only known successful human slave revolution. Both chapters highlight the value of marronage for our modern political ... More


Killing the Big Snake: Myth and History in the Trombetas River, 1800–1888

Oscar de la Torre

in The People of the River: Nature and Identity in Black Amazonia, 1835-1945

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
May 2019
ISBN:
9781469643243
eISBN:
9781469643267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469643243.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter takes the story of the Big Snake, a famous oral tradition among maroon descendants in the Trombetas river (called mocambeiros in the region), as a symbol of their relocation to new ... More


Captivity and Marronage

Kenneth M. Bilby

in True-Born Maroons

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9780813032788
eISBN:
9780813039138
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Florida
DOI:
10.5744/florida/9780813032788.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Latin American Studies

This chapter examines the Jamaican Maroons' recollection of their captivity and marronage. It suggests that the Maroons never needed any help in recalling the ordeal of slavery because their very ... More


“Weh eye nuh see heart nuh leap”: Claude McKay’s Literary Drag Performance in Banana Bottom

Jarrett H. Brown

in Black Intersectionalities: A Critique for the 21st Century

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9781846319389
eISBN:
9781781380901
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846319389.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This essay examines the persuasive fit between the biographical evidence of Claude McKay’s life, his characterization of Bita Plant as a maroon figure returning to “the point of entanglement” ... More


Shouting

Ashon T. Crawley

in Blackpentecostal Breath: The Aesthetics of Possibility

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780823274543
eISBN:
9780823274598
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Fordham University Press
DOI:
10.5422/fordham/9780823274543.003.0003
Subject:
Sociology, Sociology of Religion

This chapter is about the resistance to becoming an object for theological-philosophical reflection. Attention is given to the ways choreography and sonicity work together, how there is a choreosonic ... More


Freedom as Marronage

Neil Roberts

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780226127460
eISBN:
9780226201184
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226201184.001.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This book explores the meaning of freedom through its fundamental relationship to the experience of slavery. It makes transparent a central insight on the human condition often ignored or disavowed ... More


The Guianas

Wim Klooster and Gert Oostindie

in Realm between Empires: The Second Dutch Atlantic, 1680-1815

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781501705267
eISBN:
9781501719592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705267.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

The Dutch started to develop parts of the Guianas mainly because they had not succeeded in conquering, defending and exploiting Caribbean islands suitable for profitable plantation agriculture. The ... More


The Insular Caribbean

Wim Klooster and Gert Oostindie

in Realm between Empires: The Second Dutch Atlantic, 1680-1815

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
January 2019
ISBN:
9781501705267
eISBN:
9781501719592
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501705267.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Although plantation agriculture did exist, what made the Dutch islands special, in particular Curacao and Statia, was their functioning as regional entrepôts. Demographically, the large number of ... More


Introduction

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/9780226201184.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter frames the context for the main interrelated questions the book answers: 1) what are some distinct concepts of freedom emerging out of the experience of slavery? 2) What important ... More


Sociogenic Marronage in a Slave Revolution

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/9780226201184.003.0005
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter deciphers principles developed during the Haitian Revolution by slave masses in flight. Its twofold objectives are a refutation of scholarship reducing the notions of freedom in the ... More


Marronage between Past and Future

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/9780226201184.003.0006
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter examines Édouard Glissant’s thought within the wider discourses on creolization and creolizing political theory. It also marks a shift in the book to describing marronage’s relevance for ... More


Why Marronage Still Matters

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/9780226201184.003.0007
Subject:
Philosophy, Political Philosophy

This chapter broadens discourse on marronage through exploration into a late modern maroon movement: Rastafari. Rastafari speech acts inform its interpretation of freedom and the evolving disposition ... More


The New World ‘sans-culottes’: French revolutionary ideology in Saint-Domingue

Johnhenry Gonzalez

in Colonial Exchanges: Political Theory and the Agency of the Colonized

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9781526105646
eISBN:
9781526128140
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526105646.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter focuses on the Haitian Revolution and its brief moment of impact in France’s National Assembly. During the early portions of the Revolution, Haitian revolutionaries – former slaves – ... 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


Between the Cross and the Sword: Religious Conquest and Maroon Legitimacy in Colonial Esmeraldas

Charles Beatty-Medina

in Africans to Spanish America: Expanding the Diaspora

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
April 2017
ISBN:
9780252036637
eISBN:
9780252093715
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5406/illinois/9780252036637.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, African Studies

This chapter explores how Christianization became an indispensable tool for Afro-Amerindian rebels seeking political legitimacy and continued autonomy on the frontiers of the Spanish empire and ... More


“Seeking the Water of Baptism”: Fugitive Slaves and Imperial Jurisdiction in the Early Modern Caribbean

Linda M. Rupert

in Legal Pluralism and Empires, 1500-1850

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780814771167
eISBN:
9780814708316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
NYU Press
DOI:
10.18574/nyu/9780814771167.003.0008
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter examines the question of imperial jurisdiction over fugitive slaves in the Caribbean during the eighteenth century. In particular, it considers how slavery intersected with the Spanish ... More


“We Have Fallen Apart”: The Rupture of Meaning

Vincent L. Wimbush

in Scripturalectics: The Management of Meaning

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780190664701
eISBN:
9780190664725
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190664701.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, History of Christianity

This chapter is exploration of the conditions and reasons for the near destruction of the villagers who are ensnared by the colonial project and its forms of violence. Beyond expropriation of their ... More


Contrabandists or Cargo?: People of Color, Smuggling, and the Illicit Slave Trade

Jesse Cromwell

in The Smugglers' World: Illicit Trade and Atlantic Communities in Eighteenth-Century Venezuela

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9781469636887
eISBN:
9781469636948
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469636887.003.0009
Subject:
History, American History: early to 18th Century

Chapter 7 analyzes Afro-Caribbeans as participants in illicit commerce, but it also discusses smuggling’s impact on slavery in the coastal circum-Caribbean. People of color were involved in smuggling ... More


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