By Caroline B. Brettell, Alexander X. Byrd, Cynthia Feliciano, Norma Fuentes, Alana Hackshaw, David Hernandez, Jamillah Karim, Mariel Rose, Johanna Shih, Zulema Valdez, Aviva Zeltzer-Zubida

The essays during this quantity take on the development and value of race and ethnicity as boundary-making approaches between different immigrant populations within the usa. Race and ethnicity can either unite and divide. the person students contributing to this quantity version, install, and clarify notions of "borders" and "boundaries" in a variety of methods, yet jointly they emphasize the fluidity of racial and ethnic identities which are formed, negotiated, and contested in particular contexts and events. developing Borders/Crossing obstacles additionally captures the diversity of areas within which ethnicity and race turn into salient--the collage, the immigrant enclave, the reformatory, the paintings position, the nightclub, or even the trans-Atlantic passage. This interdisciplinary paintings positive aspects essays on a various variety of immigrant populations from previous to provide and may curiosity students from throughout disciplines.

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Rather, they were thrown to rot into the “bad bush,” grounds used by local people to dispose of those who died tainted by some abomination. Slaves in transit, argues Obichere, suffered such harsh usage, in part, precisely because they were so far from home and thus so far from any potential protectors or relations. The slave coffles, quite simply, were full of the foreign born and strange accents. Slaves in transit 8 were utter outsiders, pariahs, and they suffered as such (Obichere 1988: 48). In Vassa’s Interesting Narrative, the effects of continual dislocation and the power slave owners held over captives is absolutely clear.

1). Among today’s lettered classes, Vassa is still widely recognized and very nearly as widely read. Yet as things presently stand, some of the most affecting and cited sections of Vassa’s life story—the details of his African origins, his enslavement, and his experience as a captive in the transatlantic slave trade—have come unmoored. As Vassa’s most careful contemporary editor has recently pointed out, Gustavus Vassa, the African, may not have hailed, as indicated in his memoir, from Eboe behind the Bight of Biafra in what we now know as southeastern Nigeria.

Penny believes,” reads 42 Alexander X. Byrd a summary of his testimony, “that some of the slaves are brought from Countries still more distant in the interior Parts of Africa”: They sometimes find from the Slaves that they have travelled Two Moons (or Months) before they arrived at the Sea Coast. They may travel at the Rate of from Twenty to Twenty-five Miles a Day. (HCSP 1975a: 47) Thus Penny conceded that he had regularly taken aboard his ship men and women who from appearances gave no reason to doubt that they had just been forcibly marched some 1,200 miles from the interior to the coast (HCSP 1975a: 47).

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