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Theoretical Groundings (2): Second Slavery, Diaspora, Spatial History

-What is meant by “African diaspora?”

-What is meant by “second slavery”?

-What are the histories of these terms?

-How have historians and other social scientists defined and used the terms “space,” “place” and “mobility”?

-Why are these terms important for the study of Atlantic slavery?

-What can the study of slavery contribute to the literature on space?

Readings:

“Diaspora”:

Mann, Kristin. “Shifting Paradigms in the Study of the African Diaspora and of Atlantic History and Culture,” in Rethinking the African Diaspora, eds. Kristin Mann and Edna G. Bay (London: Frank Cass, 2001), pp. 3-21. [on library scans page]

OR:

Patterson, Tiffany Ruby, and Robin D. G. Kelly. “Unfinished Migrations: Reflections on the African Diaspora and the Making of the Modern World.” African Studies Review, 43:1 (April 2000): 11-45.

“Second slavery”:

Tomich, Dale W. “The Second Slavery: Bonded Labour and the Transformation of the Nineteenth-Century Economy,” in Rethinking the Nineteenth Century, ed. Francisco Ramírez (Stanford, 1988), 103-17.

Space” and “place” in history:

Courtney J. Campbell, “Space, Place and Scale: Human geography and Spatial History in Past and Present.” Past and Present, May 2016 (special issue on space and place ed. Courtney Campbell), 1-23.

Singleton, Theresa A. “Slavery and Spatial Dialectics on Cuban Coffee Plantations.” World Archaeology, 33:1 (June 2001): 98-114.