Explores the long-neglected rural dimensions of northern slavery and emancipation in New York’s Mid-Hudson Valley. Slavery and Freedom in the Mid-Hudson Valley focuses on the largely forgotten history of slavery in New York and the African American freedom struggle in the central Hudson Valley prior to the Civil War. Slaves were central actors in the drama that unfolded in the region during the Revolution, and they wag...(Read More)
The Life and Times of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg Vanessa K. Valdés - Author
Examines the life of Arturo Alfonso Schomburg through the lens of both Blackness and latinidad.
A Black Puerto Rican–born scholar, Arturo Alfonso Schomburg (1874–1938) was a well-known collector and archivist whose personal library was the basis of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library. He was also an autodidact who matched wits with university-educated men and women...(Read More)
Race, Neoliberalism, and the End of the American Century Anna Hartnell - Author
Argues that post-Katrina New Orleans is a key site for exploring competing narratives of American decline and renewal at the beginning of the twenty-first century.
Through the lens provided by the tenth anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, After Katrina argues that the city of New Orleans emerges as a key site for exploring competing narratives of US decline and renewal at the beginning of the twenty-first century. Deploying...(Read More)
Examines how postfeminism and postracialism intersect to perpetuate systemic injustice in the United States. Historicizing Post-Discourses explores how postfeminism and postracialism intersect in dominant narratives of triumphalism, white male crisis, neoliberal and colonial feminism, and multiculturalism to perpetuate systemic injustice in America. By examining various locations within popular culture, including t...(Read More)
Explores how race and gender matter on campus and how Black males navigate college for academic and personal success.
This work marks a radical shift away from the pervasive focus on the challenges that Black male students face and the deficit rhetoric that often limits perspectives about them. Instead, Derrick R. Brooms offers reflective counter-narratives of success. Being Black, Being Male on Campus uses in-depth inte...(Read More)
Hopes and Expectations
The Origins of the Black Middle Class in Hartford Barbara J. Beeching - Author
Describes in rich detail African American daily life among free blacks in the North in the 1860s.
Based on a treasure trove of more than two hundred personal letters written in the 1860s, Hopes and Expectations tells the story of three young African Americans in the North. Living on Maryland’s eastern shore, schoolteacher Rebecca Primus sent “home weeklies” to her parents in Hartford and also corresponde...(Read More)
Sheds new light on both pro and antislavery politics in the nineteenth-century Americas.
The creation of new frontiers of slave commodity production and the expansion and intensification of slavery in Brazil, Cuba, and the southern United States were an integral part of the expansion of the world economy during the nineteenth century. Beginning from this vantage point, The Politics of the Second Slavery brings together a ...(Read More)
Palimpsest - Biannual
A Journal on Women, Gender, and the Black International T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting - Editor Tiffany Ruby Patterson-Myers - Editor
A biannual journal covering women, gender, and the Black International.
Palimpsest: A Journal on Women, Gender, and the Black International is a peer-reviewed journal that publishes cutting-edge interdisciplinary scholarship and creative work by and about women of the African Diaspora and their communities in the Atlantic and Indian Ocean worlds. A partnership between Vanderbilt University’s Program in African A...(Read More)