Transatlantic Memories of Slavery: Reimagining the Past, Changing the Future

by Elisa Bordin and Anna Scacchi


"With great courage, sharp intuition and professional dedication they have tackled some of the most controversial issues of historical revision and imaginative projection linked to the slave trade all over the world. ... Through the analysis of a large sample of writings, fiction and non-fiction, films, photographs, popular culture, the authors, a group of renown scholars and artists, question the legitimacy of the kept records, showing that the problem, as William Styron maintained, is not just how to portray the history of slavery, but how 'to wrestle with the incomplete project of freedom.' ... Praise be to Bordin and Scacchi for gathering such a relevant instrument of research, and for opening new perspectives in the field." (Read more)European Journal of American Studies


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