Bibliography from Session #1: Abolitionist Resistance

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Bibliography: Abolitionist Resistance and Theories of Change


Theories of Power

Karl Marx, The Communist Manifesto

Antonio Gramsci, Selections from the Prison Notebooks (New York: International Publishers, 1970).

Chantal Mouffe, Gramsci & Marxist Theory (London, Routledge, Keegan and Paul, 1979).

Michele Foucault, “Two Lectures,” in Culture/Power/History, Dirks, Eley and Ortner, eds.

Donna Haraway, “Gender for a Marxist Dictionary,” in Simians, Cyborgs and Women (New York: Routledge, Keegan and Paul, 1990).

Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham, “African American Women’s History and the Metalanguage of Race,” in We Specialize in the Wholly Impossible (Brooklyn NY: Carlson Publishing, 1995) Hine, King and Reed, eds.

Atlantic Slave Trade

Basil Davidson, The Atlantic Slave Trade (Boston: Little, Brown and Company, 1980).

Walter Rodney, How Europe Underdeveloped Africa (Washington: Howard University Press, 1982).

John Thornton, Africa and Africans in the Making of the Atlantic World, 1400-1800(Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1998). Note: argues that African elites controlled the Atlantic Slave Trade.

Sylvaine A. Diouf, Fighting the Slave Trade: West African Strategies (Athens: Ohio University Press, 2003).

W.E.B. DuBois, The Suppression of the African Slave-Trade to the United States of America: 1636-1870 (New York: Schocken Books, 1969).

Michael A. Gomez, Exchanging Our Country Marks: the Transformation of African Identities in the Colonial and Antebellum South (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1998)

Stephanie E. Smallwood, Salt Water Slavery: A Middle Passage from Africa to American Diaspora (Cambridge: Harvard University Press, 2007).

Marcus Rediker, The Slave Ship: a Human History (New York: Viking Press, 2007).

Phillip D. Curtin, The Rise and Fall of the Plantation Complex: Essays in Atlantic History (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 1990).

Joseph E. Inikori, Africans and the Industrial Revolution in England (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2002).

Gwendolyn Midlo Hall and Rebecca L. Hall. “Slave Trades.” In The Oxford Encyclopedia of American Social History, edited by Lynn Dumenil. New York: Oxford University Press, 2012.

Resistance and Abolition

Thomas Clarkson, The History of the Abolition of the African Slave-Trade by the British Parliament (London: Elibron Classics, 2005).

Julie Roy Jeffrey, The Great Silent Army of Abolitionism: Ordinary Women in the Antislavery Movement (Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1998).

Rebecca Hall, “Not Killing Me Softly: African American Women, Slave Revolts, and Historical Constructions of Racialized Gender.” Vol. 1, Issue 2, The Freedom Center Journal, a joint publication of University of Cincinnati College of Law and the National Underground Railroad Center; June, 2010

Marika Sherwood, After Abolition: Britain and the Slave Trade since 1807 (London: I.B. Tauris, 2007).