The Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism is an essential book that will not allow history to be told by the victors. It is especially needed now, in the age of Trump.
Author: Gerald Horne
Publisher: NYU Press
Category: Social Science
Virtually no part of the modern United States—the economy, education, constitutional law, religious institutions, sports, literature, economics, even protest movements—can be understood without first understanding the slavery and dispossession that laid its foundation. To that end, historian Gerald Horne digs deeply into Europe’s colonization of Africa and the New World, when, from Columbus’s arrival until the Civil War, some 13 million Africans and some 5 million Native Americans were forced to build and cultivate a society extolling “liberty and justice for all.” The seventeenth century was, according to Horne, an era when the roots of slavery, white supremacy, and capitalism became inextricably tangled into a complex history involving war and revolts in Europe, England’s conquest of the Scots and Irish, the development of formidable new weaponry able to ensure Europe’s colonial dominance, the rebel merchants of North America who created “these United States,” and the hordes of Europeans whose newfound opportunities in this “free” land amounted to “combat pay” for their efforts as “white” settlers. Centering his book on the Eastern Seaboard of North America, the Caribbean, Africa, and what is now Great Britain, Horne provides a deeply researched, harrowing account of the apocalyptic loss and misery that likely has no parallel in human history. This is an essential book that will not allow history to be told by the victors. It is especially needed now, in the age of Trump. For it has never been more vital, Horne writes, “to shed light on the contemporary moment wherein it appears that these malevolent forces have received a new lease on life.”
In retelling the bloodthirsty story of the invasion of the Americas, Horne recounts how the fierce resistance by Africans and their Indigenous allies weakened Spain and enabled London to dispatch settlers to Virginia in 1607.
Author: Gerald Horne
Publisher: Monthly Review Press
Category: Social Science
August 2019 saw numerous commemorations of the year 1619, when what was said to be the first arrival of enslaved Africans occurred in North America. Yet in the 1520s, the Spanish, from their imperial perch in Santo Domingo, had already brought enslaved Africans to what was to become South Carolina. The enslaved people here quickly defected to local Indigenous populations, and compelled their captors to flee. Deploying such illuminating research, The Dawning of the Apocalypse is a riveting revision of the “creation myth” of settler colonialism and how the United States was formed. Here, Gerald Horne argues forcefully that, in order to understand the arrival of colonists from the British Isles in the early seventeenth century, one must first understand the “long sixteenth century”– from 1492 until the arrival of settlers in Virginia in 1607. During this prolonged century, Horne contends, “whiteness” morphed into “white supremacy,” and allowed England to co-opt not only religious minorities but also various nationalities throughout Europe, thus forging a muscular bloc that was needed to confront rambunctious Indigenes and Africans. In retelling the bloodthirsty story of the invasion of the Americas, Horne recounts how the fierce resistance by Africans and their Indigenous allies weakened Spain and enabled London to dispatch settlers to Virginia in 1607. These settlers laid the groundwork for the British Empire and its revolting spawn that became the United States of America.
Horne, The Apocalypse of Settler Colonialism. Max Roach, interview, November
13 and 15, 1995, Box 51, Max Roach Papers. Max Roach, interview, n.d., Box 59,
Max Roach Papers. Max Roach, interview, November 22, 1995, Box 51, Max ...
Author: Gerald Horne
Publisher: Monthly Review Press
A galvanizing history of how jazz and jazz musicians flourished despite rampant cultural exploitation The music we call “jazz” arose in late nineteenth century North America—most likely in New Orleans—based on the musical traditions of Africans, newly freed from slavery. Grounded in the music known as the “blues,” which expressed the pain, sufferings, and hopes of Black folk then pulverized by Jim Crow, this new music entered the world via the instruments that had been abandoned by departing military bands after the Civil War. Jazz and Justice examines the economic, social, and political forces that shaped this music into a phenomenal US—and Black American—contribution to global arts and culture. Horne assembles a galvanic story depicting what may have been the era’s most virulent economic—and racist—exploitation, as jazz musicians battled organized crime, the Ku Klux Klan, and other variously malignant forces dominating the nightclub scene where jazz became known. Horne pays particular attention to women artists, such as pianist Mary Lou Williams and trombonist Melba Liston, and limns the contributions of musicians with Native American roots. This is the story of a beautiful lotus, growing from the filth of the crassest form of human immiseration.
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Kakadu ' ( Canberra : Institute of Public Affairs ) . Buchanan , F . ( 1807 ) A
Journey from Madras through the Countries of Mysore , Canara and Malabar ,
Author: Patrick Wolfe
Publisher: Burns & Oates
"Organized around a startling historical reconstruction of the political and theoretical conditions that produced the great anthropological controversy over doctrines of virgin birth, this book argues that the allegation that natives do not understand the relation between sex and conception reveals a great deal about European colonial discourse and little, if anything, about indigenous belief. As the author explores the links between metropolitan anthropological theory and local colonial politics from the nineteenth century to the present, the specificity of settler colonialism and the ideological and sexual regimes that characterize it emerge with increasing clarity. In addition to re-reading the history of anthropology and its intersections with colonial power, this book obliges us to reconceptualize the heterogeneity of colonialism itself." -- Back cover.
The U.S. in southern Africa during the 19th & early 20th centuries --The U.S. lays the foundation for apartheid, 1906-1930 --Pretoria seeks alliance with Nazi Germany to complement ties with the U.S., 1930-1939 --Pro-Nazi sabotage in ...
Thomas, Martin, 'The Gendarmerie, Information Collection, and Colonial Violence
in French North Africa between the Wars. Historical Reflections, 36:2 ... Veracini,
Lorenzo, Settler Colonialism: A Theoretical Overview (Basingstoke, 2010).
Vermeren, Hugo, Des ... Von Sivers, Peter, “The Realm of Justice: Apocalyptic
Revolts in Algeria (1849–1879), Humaniora Islamica, 1 (1973), 47–60. Von
Sivers, Peter ...
Author: Arthur Asseraf
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
How do the things which connect us also serve to divide us? Electric News in Colonial Algeria traces how news circulated in a particularly divided society: Algeria under French rule in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. It tells a different history of globalization, one which puts the experience of everyday people at the centre. The years between 1881 and 1940 were those of maximum colonial power in North Africa; a period of intense technological revolution, global high imperialism, and the expansion of settler colonialism. Algerians became connected to international networks of news, and local people followed distant events with great interest. But once news reached Algeria, accounts of recent events often provoked conflict as they moved between different social groups. In a society split between its native majority and a substantial settler minority, distant wars led to riots. Circulation and polarisation were two sides of the same coin. Examining a range of sources in multiple languages across colonial society, Electric News in Colonial Algeria offers a new understanding of the spread of news. News was a whole ecosystem in which new technologies such as the printing press, telegraph, cinema, and radio interacted with older media like songs, rumours, letters, and manuscripts. The French government watched anxiously over these developments, monitoring Algerians' reactions to news through an extensive network of surveillance that often ended up spreading news rather than controlling its flow. By tracking what different people thought of as news, this history helps us reconsider the relationship between time, media, and historical change.
born of the experience of settler colonies . The myth of the Great Novel is a part of
the colonial baggage of the settler colony . 16 . Robinson , American Apocalypses p62 Whilst from a European perspective the United States , located
in the ...
While the Nootka Sound Convention ( 1790 ) 290 had restricted British colonial
settlements in Alta California , English ... between clerical and civil authorities
over the presence of this civil settlement and the settlers ' eventual claims for land
This book traces the story of Black dominance in the sport, from fighting enslavers in Africa, through the brutal "battle royals" of slavery when enslaved men were placed in a ring blindfolded and forced to fight until one man was left ...
Author: Gerald Horne
Publisher: International Publishers
Based upon exhaustive research in court records, memoirs, the files of the New York State Athletic Commissions and related bodies from Nevada to New Jersey - not to mention the gangster venues from garish Las Vegas to venal South Philadelphia, this pioneering work tells the untold story of the grimy intersection of racism and racketeering in boxing. Revealing previously unrecorded stories of punchers from Jack Johnson to Joe Louis to Sugar Ray Robinson to Muhammad Ali, Horne also details a fascinating story of the waxing and waning of anti-Semitism. Toxic masculinity and other offshoots (including homophobia) are a major theme of this book and the author does not neglect women boxers--and wrestlers too---whose skills were honed in day-to-day battles with the pestilence that is male supremacy. An intriguing chapter concerns--ironically--the mob's chief executive in boxing in the 1950s, when profits piled up because of television broadcasts: Truman Gibson, a Negro, became the "fall guy", however, when a scapegoat was needed to take the blame for the fixed fights, the murderous attacks on those who refused to cooperate and the broken lives of what amounted to desperate workers eager to make a buck to support their starving families. This book traces the story of Black dominance in the sport, from fighting enslavers in Africa, through the brutal "battle royals" of slavery when enslaved men were placed in a ring blindfolded and forced to fight until one man was left standing, while, at the same time, it exposes the gross exploitation of fighters and the gargantuan profits garnered by the likes of Don King, Bob Arum--and a former Atlantic City casino poseur named Donald J. Trump.
The time was ripe for change as settlers away from the long dominant coastal
areas sought social power and status equivalent to their growing importance in colonial economics and politics and as the colonies themselves sought power
Whether consciously or subconsciously , every Native American and Colonial
American is deciding what our descendants will ... STANFORD LIBRARIES Here
are some examples : The “ Crow ” were given that name by English settlers .
SETTLER COLONIALISM There are correspondences between the Abyssinian
occupation of the "Galla Land" and other settler regimes else where.l But unlike
other settler regimes and similar to the Israeli occupation of Palestine,
Similarly , Queen Victoria recurred in Kenyan political discourse as a symbol of
an early colonial alliance of progress between ... and British that had later been
abrogated by rapacious white settlers and an oppressive colonial administration .
Author: Robert R. Edgar
Publisher: Ohio University Press
Category: Biography & Autobiography
"The other tale takes place six decades after Nontetha's death in that Pretoria asylum and her burial in an unmarked pauper's grave in 1935. Over the years, a historian and frequent visitor to South Africa, Robert Edgar, gradually learned of Nontetha's story, which he recorded. Inspired by the devotion of her followers, he then led a search for her remains and, with Hilary Sapire, arranged for their return to her home village for reburial among her people." "Thanks to Edgar and Sapire's persistence and illuminating scholarship, this striking account of the life of a singular African woman provides an insightful record of South Africa's past that would otherwise have gone untold."--BOOK JACKET.
But no sooner has this post - colonial anxiety been relieved within the film ' s
narrative , than the apocalyptic wave appears to destroy settler ( and all )
civilisation . This ominous ending to the film , although ambiguous in its exact
Author: Sacha Clelland-Stokes
Publisher: Left Coast Press
Category: Performing Arts
Representing Aboriginality takes a close look at the dominant trends in the representation of aboriginal people in Australian, South African and Aotearoa/ New Zealand film. Jan Mohamed's thesis of The Economy of the Manichean Allegory is employed to interrogate these trends in terms of Other/Self binaries, where representations of the Other are understood to be sensitive to tensions within the individual psyches of the media-makers as well as to social tensions and stresses within the "political unconscious" of the society in which they appear. Thee films are analyzed in the discussion of the dominant trends: The Great Dance- a hunter's story, The Last Wave, and Once Were Warriors. Clelland-Stokes' forceful analysis of visual representations pf aboriginality will be of interest to scholars and students on the fields of visual anthropology, cultural anthropology, culture and media studies, film studies, and anyone interested in the visual culture of aboriginal and indigenous communities.
There were no plans in Brussels to make the colony into a future homeland for
Belgian settlers , nor to displace the natives for such purposes . For the ... It
became very racist against whites , and had bizarre beliefs about a coming apocalypse .
Author: Richard E. Osborne
Publisher: Riebel-Rogue Publishing Company
This is a history of the ENTIRE continent of Africa during World War II. It tells of the several wars in Africa and how they related to each other as well as to the conflicts in Europe, Asia, the Americas and the surrounding oceans. Also related in this book are the wartime experiences of the African people and how those experiences influenced the eventual de-colonization of the continent.
revivals associated with Edwards as the first major evidence of the
Americanization of those English colonies which became the United States .... ”
Particularly appealing to the settlers were the apocalyptic characteristics of divine
election and ...
history in terms of white minority state power and black majority resistance risks
reducing the role of whites to “ exploitation and settler colonialism . ” ( p . 10 )
While Dubow looks at how the perceived problem of “ poor whitism ” became a ...
... Lawson 2000 ' Settler Colonies ' , in Henry Schwarz and Sangeeta Ray ( eds ) ,
A Companion to Postcolonial Studies ( Oxford : Blackwell ) : 360–76 . Keller ,
Catherine 1996 Apocalypse Now and Then : A Feminist Guide to the End of the ...
Author: Fernando F. Segovia
Publisher: T&T Clark
A comprehensive analysis of the New Testament from the perspective of postcolonial criticism, this title enables readers to relate biblical texts more sharply to the perennial geopolitical issues of imperialism and colonialism.
Shaun Milton, “Western Veterinary Medicine in Colonial Africa: A Survey, 1902–
1963,” Argos 18 (1998): 313. ... and Empire, 199—214; and idem, “The Apocalypse Cow: Russell Thornton and State Policy toward the African Cattle
Industry in the Union of South Africa, c. ... Regarding South Africa, see Shaun
Milton, “To Make the Crooked Straight: Settler Colonialism, Imperial Decline and
the South African ...
Author: Karen Brown
"[Book title] brings together case studies from the Americas, western Europe, and the European and Japanese colonies to illustrate how the rapid growth of the international trade in animals through the nineteenth century engendered the spread of infectious diseases, sometimes with devastating consequences for indigenous pastoral societies."--Back cover.
An assumption that tends to permeate the literature of postcolonial studies itself is
that colonialism is a phenomenon whose ' real history begins only ... two - way
flow of human and natural resources ( settlers , slaves , raw materials , and so
forth ) and a one - way flow of profits into their coffers.20 18. ... But although colonialism did acquire an unprecedented reach and devastating 8 Empire and Apocalypse.
Author: Stephen D. Moore
Publisher: Sheffield Phoenix Press Limited
In Empire and Apocalypse Stephen Moore offers us the most complete introduction yet to the emergent field of postcolonial biblical criticism. It includes an indispensable in-depth introduction to postcolonial theory and criticism together with a detailed survey of postcolonial biblical criticism. Next come three substantial exegetical chapters on the Gospels of Mark and John and the Book of Revelation, which together demonstrate how postcolonial studies provide fresh conceptual resources and critical strategies for rethinking early Christianity's complex relations to the Roman Empire. Each of these three texts, to different degrees, Moore argues, mimic and replicate fundamental facets of Roman imperial ideology even while resisting and eroding it. The book concludes with an amply annotated bibliography whose main section provides a comprehensive listing of work done to date in postcolonial biblical criticism.