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CHAPTER 2 First Contacts, Slavery and Kinship in North-Eastern Amazonia (Book chapter)

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ISBN: 9781785330841 9781785330834 Year: Pages: 18 Language: English
Publisher: Berghahn Books Grant: Wellcome Trust
Subject: Anthropology
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The first book to address the classic anthropological theme of property through the ethnography of Amazonia, Ownership and Nurture sets new and challenging terms for anthropological debates about the region and about property in general. Property and ownership have special significance and carry specific meanings in Amazonia, which has been portrayed as the antithesis of Western, property-based, civilization. Through carefully constructed studies of land ownership, slavery, shamanism, spirit mastery, aesthetics, and intellectual property, this volume demonstrates that property relations are of central importance in Amazonia, and that the ownership of persons plays an especially significant role in native cosmology.

Unfinished Revolution: Haiti, Black Sovereignty and Power in the Nineteenth-Century Atlantic World

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ISBN: 9781786941619 9781786949547 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Liverpool University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 102595
Subject: History
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Unfinished Revolution is the first study to gather nineteenth-century representations and performances of Haitian sovereignty in the Atlantic world. In assembling this undiscovered archive of black power, this book offers compelling evidence of the ways that sovereignty and blackness intersect with unstable processes of modernity to produce an articulation of black authority always, already under threat for eradication or ridicule. Undeterred, nineteenth-century Haitian leaders mounted a century’s-long battle to situate Haiti at the centre of the Atlantic world.

Toussaint Louverture

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Book Series: Revolutionary Lives ISBN: 9780745335155 9781786800282 Year: DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_626410 Language: English
Publisher: Pluto Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 100052
Subject: History
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Toussaint Louverture (c1743-1803) was the heroic leading figure in the Haitian Revolution of 1791-1804, the only successful slave revolt in recorded history, and he remains an international inspiration, seen by many to be one of the greatest anti-imperialist fighters who ever lived. Toussaint was a military genius who led an army composed overwhelmingly of former enslaved Africans and people of African descent to victory after victory under the banner ‘Liberty or Death’ over the professional armies of France, Spain and Britain, before paying the ultimate price himself for refusing to compromise with imperial power at the expense of the maintenance of liberty for all. This new political biography of Toussaint aims to provide readers with an accessible yet scholarly introduction to his complex life while critically analysing Toussaint’s political thought, his contribution as a revolutionary leader, and his legacy for both Haiti and the wider world.

Il commercio infame: Antischiavismo e diritti dell’uomo nel Settecento italiano

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Book Series: Clio: Saggi di scienze storiche, archeologiche e storico-artistiche ISSN: 2532-4608 ISBN: 9788888904177 Year: Volume: 12 Pages: 432 DOI: 10.6093/978-88-88904-17-7 Language: Italian
Publisher: FedOA - Federico II University Press
Subject: Economics
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The legitimacy of slavery, deeply rooted in classical and Christian culture, was called into question starting from the 18th century. It was a slow process, that had to relate to the peculiar forms the slavery institution got with the European colonisation of America in the Modern Age, that is the workforce imported from sub-Saharan Africa. This process was influenced by economic and political aspects and got a turning point on the intellectual history point of view when the problem of the universal acknowledgment of natural rights of men arose.This history did not concern the colonial powers solely, and this volume explores an unknown field about it, that is the Italian Enlightenment culture’s contribution to the transnational antislavery thought. In their writings, the Illuministi – and Southern reformers most of all – bumped into the colonial slavery matter, focusing on economic science, history, ancient and contemporary political treaties and on the definition of reforms inspired by the principles of natural rights. The black slave got the anti-model of the human emancipation project of political Enlightenment and, at the end of the century, of the revolutionary «regeneration». Human trafficking and the violation of natural rights were, for Italian antislaverists, the «infamous commerce».

Surinaams contrast

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Book Series: Caribbean Series ISBN: 9789067180528 9789004259799 Year: Volume: 13 Pages: 494 DOI: 10.1163/9789004259799 Language: Dutch;
Publisher: Brill
Subject: History --- Migration
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Plantages en slaven vormden meer dan twee eeuwen de kern van de Surinaamse maatschappij. Surinaams contrast biedt op basis van een bijna tienjarig onderzoek van Nederlands, Surinaams en Engels archiefmateriaal over enkele honderden plantages de meest uitvoerige en diepgaande studie over deze twee

Surinaams contrast

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Book Series: Caribbean Series ISBN: 9067180521 Year: Pages: 494 DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_374613 Language: Dutch;
Publisher: Brill
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In-depth study of the Suriname plantations in the 18th and 19th centuries. Based on archival research in England, Suriname, and the Netherlands, this book focuses on the idea that there existed a precarious balance between super exploitation and survival on the coffee, sugar, and cotton plantations.

Scarlet and Black

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ISBN: 9780813591520 9780813592121 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Rutgers University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101355
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The work of the Committee on Enslaved and Disenfranchised Population in Rutgers History. Visit the project's website at http://scarletandblack.rutgers.edu

Curaçao in the Age of Revolutions, 1795-1800

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Book Series: Caribbean Series ISBN: 9789067183802 9789004253582 Year: Volume: 30 Pages: X, 180 p DOI: 10.26530/OAPEN_393490 Language: English
Publisher: Brill
Subject: Social Sciences
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From 1795 through 1800, a series of revolts rocked Curaçao, a small but strategically located Dutch colony just off the South American contintent. A combination of internal and external factors produced these uprisings, in which free and enslaved islanders particiapted with various objectives. A major slave revolt in August 1795 was the opening salvo for these tumultuous five years. While this revolt is a well-known episode in Curaçaoan history, its wider Caribbean and Atlantic context is much less known. Also lacking are studies sketching a clear picture of the turbulent five years that followed. It is in these dark corners that this volume aims to shed light. The events discussed in this book fall squarely within the Age of Revolutions, the period that began with the onset of the American Revolution in 1775, was punctuated by the demise of the ancien régime in France, saw the establishment of a black state in Haiti, and witnessed the collapse of Spanish rule in mainland America. All of these revolutions seemed to converge by the late eighteenth century in Curaçao.&#xD;The seven contributions in this volume provide new insights in the nature of slave resistance in the Age of Revolutions, the remarkable flows of people and ideas in the late eighteenth-century Caribbean, and the unique local history of Curaçao.&#xD;Wim Klooster is Associate Professor at Clark University in Worcester (MA), USA. His most recent book is Revolutions in the Atlantic World: A Comparative History (2009).&#xD;Gert Oostindie is Director of the KITLV/Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies and Professor of History at Leiden University

A Life Under Russian Serfdom

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ISBN: 9789637326158 9786155053955 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Central European University Press
Subject: Ethnology
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This is a translation of one of very few Russian serfs' memoirs. Savva Purlevskii recollects his life in Russian serfdom and life of his grandparents, parents, and fellow villagers. He describes family and communal life and the serfs' daily interaction with landlords and authorities. Purlevskii came from an initially prosperous family that later became impoverished. Early in his childhood, he lost his father. Purlevskii did not have a chance to gain a formal education. He lived under serfdom ...

Antebellum Posthuman

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ISBN: 9780823278442 Year: Language: English
Publisher: Fordham University Press Grant: Knowledge Unlatched - 101634
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From the eighteenth-century abolitionist motto Am I Not a Man and a Brother? to the Civil Rights-era declaration I AM a Man, antiracism has engaged in a struggle for the recognition of the humanness of black humanity. It has done so, however, during an era in which the very definition of the human has been called into question by the rising prestige of the biological sciences whose materialist account of human being erodes the grounds of human exceptionalism...Antislavery materialism allowed these authors to respond to scientific racism in its own empirical terms. At the same time, however, it also attenuated their faith in the liberal humanist principles that they champion elsewhere in their work. This antebellum conflict between the liberal ideals of freedom and a materialist ontology of contingency not only presages current critical debates between new materialist and social justice theorists, but reveals an intrinsic tension between posthumanism’s embodied ontology and the...

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