Professor Alvaro Reyes, Assistant Professor of Geography at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and current UNC-CH Institute of African American Research (IAAR) fellow, will be delivering a talk titled ‘Racialized Spaces and Proper Places: Frantz Fanon, Decolonization, and the Rise of New Territorialities’ on February 19, 2015, at 1pm in the Hitchcock Room of the Sonja Haynes Stone Center.
More information about Professor Reyes’ work can be found here.
Karen E. Fields will be delivering a lecture on February 4, 2015, at 12:00pm in the Hitchcock Room of the Sonja Haynes Stone Center.
Dr. Fields is an independent scholar and the author of several articles and three published books: Revival and Rebellion in Colonial Central Africa; Lemon Swamp and Other Places: A Carolina Memoir (with Mamie Garvin Fields), and a translation of Emile Durkheim’s The Elementary Forms of Religious Life. She also has two book-length works in progress: Bordeaux’s Africa and Race Matters in the American Academy.
She holds degrees from Harvard University, Brandeis University, and the Sorbonne.
Fields’ talk will focus on the French cities of Bordeaux and Nantes and their role in the “triangular trade” of slaves, manufactured goods and colonial products illustrated below.
Selected relevant UNC Library resources:
The Atlantic Slave Trade: Effects on Economies, Societies, and Peoples in Africa, the Americas, and Europe. Ed. Stanley L. Engerman, et al. Durham: Duke University Press, 1992.
Bordeaux Au XVIIIe Siècle: Le Commerce Atlantique Et l’Esclavage. Ed. Christian Block, et al. Bordeaux: Le Festin, 2010.
Deveau, Jean-Michel. La Traite Rochelaise. Paris: Karthala, 1990.
Eltis, David, and David Richardson. “Productivity in the Transatlantic Slave Trade.” Explorations in economic history 32.4 (1995): 465-84.
Fields, Karen E., Racecraft: The Soul of Inequality in American Life. Ed. Barbara Jeanne Fields and . London;New York: Verso, 2012.
Harms, Robert W., The Diligent: A Voyage through the Worlds of the Slave Trade. New York: Basic Books, 2002.
Lindsay, Lisa A. Captives as Commodities: The Transatlantic Slave Trade. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2008.
Miller, Christopher L., The French Atlantic Triangle: Literature and Culture of the Slave Trade. Durham: Duke University Press, 2008.
Morgan, Kenneth. “Slavery and the Transatlantic Slave Trade.” International history review XXX.4 (2008): 785-95.
Saugera, Éric. Bordeaux, Port Négrier: Chronologie, Économie, Idéologie, XVIIe-XIXe Siècles. Biarritz; Paris: J & D éditions; Karthala, 1995.
Stein, Robert Louis. The French Slave Trade in the Eighteenth Century: An Old Regime Business. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1979.
Walvin, James, author. Crossings: Africa, the Americas and the Atlantic Slave Trade. London: Reaktion Books, 2013.
These and other sources are available as a printable PDF.
Dr. Khalil Gibran Muhammad will deliver the 11th Annual African American History Month Lecture on February 17, 2015, in the Sonja Haynes Stone Center Auditorium.
In addition to being the Director of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Research and a sought-after speaker, Dr. Muhammad has published extensively, including his book The Condemnation of Blackness: race, crime, and the making of modern urban America, and several articles. Links to published articles, audio, and video interviews are included below.
Muhammad, Khalil G. “White may be might, but it’s Not always Right.” The Washington Post Dec 09 2007. ProQuest. Web. 14 Jan. 2015.
Muhammad, Khalil G. “”Negro Stranger in our Midst”: Origins of African American Criminality in the Urban North, 1900–1940.” Order No. 3117624 Rutgers The State University of New Jersey – New Brunswick, 2004. Ann Arbor: ProQuest. Web. 14 Jan. 2015.
Muhammad, Khalil Gibran. “Where did all the White Criminals Go? Reconfiguring Race and Crime on the Road to Mass Incarceration.” Souls 13.1 (2011): 72-90. ProQuest. 14 Jan. 2015.
Muhammad, Khalil G. “Playing the Violence Card.” New York Times Apr 06 2012, Late Edition (East Coast) ed. ProQuest. 14 Jan. 2015.
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Moyers and Company: Confronting the Contradictions of America’s Past Jun 29 2012 (Video
Lake Effect’s Mitch Teich interviews author Khalil Gibran Muhammad on his book “The Condemnation of Blackness.”