Author Archives: The Public Archive

Nat Turner and the Haitian Revolution

In consequence of the alarming increase of the Black population at the South, fears have been long entertained, that it might one day be the unhappy lot of the whites, in that section, to witness scenes similar to those which but a few years since, nearly depopulated the once flourishing island of St. Domingo of [...]
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W.E.B. Du Bois, “Toussaint L’Ouverture and the Anti-Slavery Effort, 1787-1806″

“The role which the great Negro Toussaint, called L’Ouverture, played in the history of the United States has seldom been fully appreciated. Representing the age of revolution in America, he rose to leadership through a bloody terror, which contrived a Negro ‘problem’ for the Western Hemisphere, intensified and defined the anti-slavery movement, became one [...]
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Gwendolyn Midlo Hall: Essays in Black World/Negro Digest, 1967-1972

Essays by African Diaspora historian Gwendolyn Midlo Hall published in Black World/Negro Digest between 1967 and 1972: “St. Malcolm and the Black Revolutionist,” Negro Digest, November 1967. “Black Resistance in Colonial Haiti“, Negro Digest, February 1968. “Black Resistance in Colonial Haiti,” Black World/Negro Digest (February 1968 “The Myth of Benevolent Spanish Slave Laws,” Negro Digest, March 1969. “Africans in the Americas,“ Negro Digest, March 1969. “Rural, Black [...]
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Cedric J. Robinson, 1940-2016: Memorials, Tributes, and a Bibliography

Tributes and Memorials Tributes to Cedric Robinson, Race & Class, June 9, 2016. Black Study Group (London), “Cedric Robinson 1940 – 2016,” dark matter: in the ruins of imperial culture (June 12, 2016) Tributes to Cedric Robinson on the African American Intellectual History Society blog. Josh Myers, Cedric Robinson and the Black Radical Tradition., U.S. Intellectual History Society Blog, [...]
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Guantanamology or, Five Essays on Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

Adam Hudson, “Reporting from Guantanamo (June 10 — June 22),” Free your mind, July 1, 2013 Paul Kramer, “A Useful Corner of the World: Guantánamo,” The New Yorker, July 30, 2013 Molly Crabapple, “It Don’t Gitmo Better Than This,” Vice, July 31, 2013 [Also: "Guantánamo Bay is Kafka in the Caribbean"] Julia Thomas, “Guantanamology: Excavating Stories from GTMO’s Haitian [...]
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Les chefs d’état d’Haïti, 1804-2011

Les chefs d’état d’Haïti, 1804-2011 (Éditions Combit/Edisyon Konbit, 2006). Source: Bibliothèque et Archives nationales du Québec (BAnQ)
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Port-au-Prince, January 12, 2010

[Port-au-Prince, January 12, 2010, 16:53.] Image: Cathédrale de Port-au-Prince à Haïti (1922). Source: Gallica.
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10 Books for 2015

1. Amy Jacques Garvey, Garvey and Garveyism (Black Classic Press). Thanks and praise are due to Black Classic Press for reissuing Garvey and Garveyism, Amy Jacques Garvey’s remarkable biography of her husband, the Jamaican pan-Africanist Marcus Mosiah Garvey. Originally self-published in Kingston, Jamaica in 1963, Garvey and Garveyism is among the most lucid and inspired [...]
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