Just published: Politics of Memory: Making Slavery Visible in the Public Space

My new edited book Politics of Memory: Making Slavery Visible in the Public Space (Routledge, 2012) is now available. Take a look at the table of contents below and suggest the purchase to the Librarian of your university.

Ana Lucia Araujo, Howard University

Part I: Slavery and Slave Trade in National Narratives

1. Transnational Memory of Slave Merchants: Making the Perpetrators Visible in the Public Space
Ana Lucia Araujo, Howard University

2. Reasons for Silence: Tracing the Legacy of Internal Slavery and Slave Trade in Contemporary Gambia
Alice Bellagamba, University of Milan-Biccoca

3. With or Without Roots: Conflicting Memories of Slavery and Indentured Labor in the Mauritian Public Space
Mathieu Claveyrolas, CNRS and EHESS

4. Smoldering Memories and Burning Questions: The Politics of Remembering Sally Bassett and Slavery in Bermuda
Quito Swan, Howard University

5. Making Slavery Visible (Again): The Nineteenth-Century Roots of a Revisionist Recovery in New England
Margot Minardi, Reed College

6. Teaching and Commemorating Slavery and Abolition in France: From Organized Forgetfulness to Historical Debates
Nelly Schmidt, University of Paris IV-Sorbonne

7. Commemorating a Guilty Past: The Politics of Memory in the French Former Slave Trade Cities
Renaud Hourcade,  Sciences Po Rennes

8. The Challenge of Memorializing Slavery in North Carolina: The Unsung Founders Memorial and the North Carolina Freedom Monument Project
Renée Ater, University of Maryland College Park

Part II: Slavery and Slave Trade in the Museum

9. Museums and Slavery in Britain: The Bicentenary of 1807
Geoffrey Cubitt, University of York

10. Museums and Sensitive Histories: The International Slavery Museum
Richard Benjamin, International Slavery Museum

11. The Art of Memory: São Paulo’s AfroBrasil Museum
Kimberly Cleveland, Georgia State University

12. Afro-Brazilian Heritage and Slavery in Rio de Janeiro Community Museums
Francine Saillant, Université Laval
Pedro Simonard, Université Laval

13. Exhibiting Slavery at the New-York Historical Society
Kathleen Hulser, New-York Historical Society

14. Museums and the Story of Slavery: The Challenge of Language
Regina Faden, Historic St. Mary’s City

List of Contributors