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Black ghost of empire : the long death of slavery and the failure of emancipation / Kris Manjapra.

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  • ISBN: 9781982123475
  • ISBN: 1982123478
  • Physical Description: xi, 240 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition April 2022.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2022.
  • Note: Includes notes (pages 197-216).
  • Bibliography Note: Includes bibliographical references (pages 217-225) and index.
Subject: Liberty > Case studies.
Race relations > Case studies.
Slavery > Political aspects.
Genre: Case studies.
Summary: "The 1619 Project illuminated the ways in which every aspect of life in the United States was and is shaped by the existence of slavery. Black Ghost of Empire focuses on emancipation and how this opportunity to make right further codified the racial caste system-instead of obliterating it. Kris Manjapra identifies five types of emancipation-explaining them in chronological order-along with the lasting impact these transitions had on formerly enslaved groups around the Atlantic. These included the Gradual Emancipations of North America, the Revolutionary Emancipation of Haiti, the Compensated Emancipations of European overseas empires, the War Emancipation of the American South, and the Conquest Emancipations that swept across Sub-Saharan Africa. In practice, all the slavery emancipations that have ever taken place reenacted racial violence against Black communities, and reaffirmed commitment to white supremacy. Timely, lucid, and crucial to our understanding of the ongoing "anti-mattering" of Black people, Black Ghost of Empire shines a light into the deep gap between the idea of slavery's end and its actual perpetuation in various forms-exposing the shadows that linger to this day" --
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