Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Why did white Europeans enslave Africans?

Origin Of Everything (PBS, July 10, 2018); Crystal Quintero, CC Liu (eds.), Wisdom Quarterly
Written and hosted by Danielle Bainbridge. Graphics by Noelle Smith. Edited by Mike Petrow. Fact check by Sarah Edwards. Produced by Kornhaber Brown (kornhaberbrown.com).

Why were most chattel slaves in the Americas from West Africa? Non-chattel "slavery" has existed throughout history in various forms across the globe (usually not based on race), but who became enslaved was almost always based on military conquest. So why did greedy and cruel white Europeans travel thousands of miles to enslave people from a particular geographic region?
The reaper's garden: death and power in the world of Atlantic slavery Vincent Brown
Specters of the Atlantic: finance capital, slavery, and the philosophy of history Ian Baucom Hortense Spillers
Mama’s Baby, Papa’s Maybe: An American Grammar Book Jennifer Morgan
Laboring Women: Reproduction and Gender in New World Slavery
Saltwater Slavery. Stephanie Smallwood, Saidiya Hartman
Scenes of Subjection “Venus in Two Acts” Capitalism and Slavery Eric Williams
How Africa Developed Europe: Deconstructing the His-story of Africa, Excavating Untold Truth and What Ought to Be Done and Known Nkwazi Nkuzi Mhango
Theorising development in Africa: towards building an African framework of development Munyaradzi Mawere

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