Shadows of the Slave Past: Memory, Heritage, and Slavery

Shadows of the Slave Past: Memory, Heritage, and Slavery

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Hardcover, Taylor & Francis, 2013, ISBN13 9780415853927, ISBN10 0415853923
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"This book is a transnational and comparative study examining the processes that led to the memorialization of slavery and the Atlantic slave trade in the second half of the twentieth century. Araujo explores numerous kinds of initiatives such as monuments, memorials, and museums as well as heritage sites. By connecting different projects developed in various countries and urban centers in Europe, Africa, and the Americas during the last two decades, the author retraces the various stages of the Atlanticslave trade and slavery including the enslavement in Africa, the process of confinement in slave depots, the Middle Passage, the arrival in the Americas, the daily life of forced labor, until the fight for emancipation and the abolition of slavery. Relying on a multitude of examples from the United States, Brazil, and the Caribbean, the book discusses how different groups and social actors have competed to occupy the public arena by associating the slave past with other human atrocities

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"This book is a transnational and comparative study examining the processes that led to the memorialization of slavery and the Atlantic slave trade in the second half of the twentieth century. Araujo explores numerous kinds of initiatives such as monuments, memorials, and museums as well as heritage sites. By connecting different projects developed in various countries and urban centers in Europe, Africa, and the Americas during the last two decades, the author retraces the various stages of the Atlanticslave trade and slavery including the enslavement in Africa, the process of confinement in slave depots, the Middle Passage, the arrival in the Americas, the daily life of forced labor, until the fight for emancipation and the abolition of slavery. Relying on a multitude of examples from the United States, Brazil, and the Caribbean, the book discusses how different groups and social actors have competed to occupy the public arena by associating the slave past with other human atrocities

How do our contemporary societies remember, reenact, conceal, and forget unpleasant aspects of their national histories encompassing enslavement, racism, and segregation of individuals and groups? How is the slave trade past conveyed and displayed in the public space? Over the last twenty years, the Atlantic slave past has received increased attention in the Americas, Europe, and Africa. The rise of the public memory of slavery resulted from the political struggle of social actors fighting for social justice or seeking to occupy the public arena, sometimes in order to obtain political gains. Relying on transnational and comparative examination of monuments, memorials, and museums located in various regions of the Americas, Europe, and Africa, "Shadows of the Slave Past: Memory, Heritage, and Slavery "seeks to understand how slavery and the Atlantic slave trade are remembered, commemorated, and "heritagized" in the public space.

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Number of Pages: 250
Original Languages: English
Author: Araujo, Ana-lucia
Series Title: Routledge Studies in Cultural History
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
ISBN-13: 9780415853927
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 5.75 x 9.00 x 0.75 Inches
ISBN-10: 0415853923
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