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Category: Research

Christer Petley Publishes Slaveowner’s Letters at “Slavery and Revolution”

Christer Petley (University of Southampton) recently launched Slavery and Revolution: Jamaica and Slavery in the Age of Revolution “an internet resource for research about Jamaica and Atlantic slavery in the Age of Revolution.”

From the website:

Teaching #NOLA with Tumblr

Image Credit: Edouard Marquis, “Creole Women of Color Taking the Air,” 1867, Louisiana State Museum

Seeing everyone polish off their syllabi and check attendance rolls reminds me I’ve been meaning to share my experience using Tumblr as a course blog.  The fall semester is almost here (already for some) but is it ever too late to innovate?  Or get started on the spring load?

Below are some notes on my time teaching “AFRS 215: Black Women in Atlantic New Orleans” as a Consortium for Faculty Diversity Fellow in the Africana Studies Program at Bowdoin College.

Mapping the 18th Century French Book Trade

“Europeans Purchasing a Slave Woman, late 18th cent.,” Guillaume Raynal, Histoire Philosophique et Politique . . . des Europeens dans les Deux Indes (Geneva, 1780), vol. 7, p. 377. (Copy at the John Carter Brown Library at Brown University) Image Reference H005 as shown on, compiled by Jerome Handler and Michael Tuite, and sponsored by the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities and the University of Virginia Library.

From The French Book Trade in Enlightenment Europe website: