Centering Black Women

Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham’s article, “African-American Women’s History and the Metalanguage of Race” calls for additional work in black women’s history. Higginbotham splits her work into five sections, “Defining Race,” “Racial Constructions of Gender,” “Racial Constructions of Class,” “Racial Constructions of Sexuality,” and “Race as a Double-Voiced Discourse.” Through analyzing white power structures in America, historians … Continue reading Centering Black Women

Gender and Colonialism- A Comparison

This week’s readings focus around the themes of gender and colonialism, and the methodology of comparison. Ann Laura Stoler’s “Tense and Tender Ties: The Politics of Comparison in North American History and (Post) Colonial Studies,” highlights the importance of comparison when studying postcolonial nations, especially North America. Addressing North American and Postcolonial historiographies, Stoler addresses […]

In Which We Think About How Colonialism Is Everywhere

Young Adult author TJ Klune stated in an interview that his book The House in the Cerulean Sea was inspired in part by The Sixties Scoop — a horrendous event in Canadian history in which indigenous children were stolen from their families and sent to “reform schools” with the intention that they would be adopted …