Tagged with “slavery” (18)
Quentin Tarantino’s new film depicts an ex-slave’s heroic journey in the context of a Western.
How far is globalised trade driving modern slavery as it increases the demand for ever-cheaper goods? Why does slavery still exist almost 150 years after most countries abolished it? And what should governments do now to tackle the trafficking and exploitation of people for profit?
Annie Kelly hears guests including: Beate Andrees, head of the programme to combat forced labour at the ILO; Romana Cacchioli, of Anti-Slavery International; Andrew Wallis, chief executive of Unseen; Leonardo Sakamoto, who covers slavery for Reporter Brazil, and a first-hand testimony from a Chinese person who has experience trafficking.
In August of 1865, a Colonel P.H. Anderson of Big Spring, Tennessee, wrote to his former slave, Jourdon Anderson, and requested that he come back to work on his farm. Jourdon — who, since being emancipated, had moved to Ohio, found paid work, and was now supporting his family — responded spectacularly by way of the letter seen below (a letter which, according to newspapers at the time, he dictated).
In January 1811, 500 armed slaves rose up from the plantations and set out to conquer the city of New Orleans. Host Guy Raz speaks with Daniel Rasmussen, author of the new book American Rising: The Untold Story of America’s Largest Slave Revolt.
Historians are starting to listen, tuning their ears to the sounds of the past to gain a new understanding of times gone by.
Sound may be irretrievable in itself but references to hearing and listening resonate in many written records and can be highly significant for grasping a sense of how people thought in the past.
Australian historians are making key contributions to the field of sound history, in particular with the work of Professor Shane White and Graham White at Sydney University. They are specialists in African-American history, and together have written an acclaimed book on the sound history of slavery. They recover the sounds of plantation and urban life and document the differing responses from those who heard them.
How sounds are heard is crucial for Professor Mark Smith of the University of South Carolina. He is one of the pioneers in sound history, and has argued for the importance of sound in the thinking of Americans in the years leading up to the Civil War.
Meantime historians have begun to consider how Australia was heard in the past—from early explorers to the lead-up to Federation. Many of the themes from the American research resound here too—the power of silence, the appeal of uniformity, the question of noise—suggesting that sound history is going to be heard loudly in the future.
Shane White, Professor of History, University of Sydney
Mark Smith, Professor of History, University of South Carolina
Alan Atkinson, ARC Professorial Fellow, University of New England, Armidale
Diane Collins, Associate Dean, Conservatorium of Music, Sydney
Bruce Johnson, Docent and Visiting Professor , University of Turku , Finland
Cameron Fairweather, trumpet
Ingrid Heyn, sound performer
Manolis Mavromakis, reader
Michael Taft, sound performer
Class 4/3 S, St Brigid’s Primary School, Mordialloc
Title: The Sounds of Slavery
Author: Shane White and Graham White
Publisher: Beacon Press, Boston 2005
Title: Listening to Nineteenth Century America
Author: Mark M. Smith
Publisher: University of North Carolina Press, 2001
Title: The Commonwealth of Speech
Author: Alan Atkinson
Publisher: Australian Scholarly Publishing, Melbourne 2002
Title: Talking and Listening in the Age of Modernity
Author/editors: Joy Damousi and Desley Deacon
Publisher: ANU Press, Canberra 2007
Title: De Anima Book II
The Tea Party Movement and its contradictions: the story of a street protest movement with elite origins, a maverick movement with loss on its mind, an outsider group with insider claims, a non-political organisation with clear party connections.
Did the Tea Party Movement come into being in February 2009? Or perhaps in response to the civil rights movements of the 1960s, or in the 1840s, or maybe during the French Revolution … And what of its claims to a connection to the Revolutionary War?
As the US moves towards its 2012 Presidential Elections, the Tea Party Movement remains an influential not-quite-third-party force. On Rear Vision today, we try to get a handle on its origins.
Jenny Beth Martin, Cofounder and National Coordinator, Tea Party Patriots
Clare Corbould, Historian. Larkins Fellow, School of Philosophical, Historical & International Studies, Monash University
Corey Robin, Associate Professor of Politics, Brooklyn College, New York. Author of The Reactionary Mind.
Geoffrey Dunn, Investigative journalist and documentary filmmaker. Contributor to the Huffington Post. Author of, The Lies of Sarah Palin.
Corey Robin blog - (http://coreyrobin.com/)
Geoffrey Dunn on the Huffington Post - (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/geoffrey-dunn)
Tea Party Patriots - (http://www.teapartypatriots.org/)
Title: The Reactionary Mind: Conservatism from Edmund Burke to Sarah Palin
Author: Corey Robin
Publisher: Oxford University Press, 2011
Title: The Lies of Sarah Palin: the untold story behind her relentless quest for power
Author: Geoffrey Dunn
Publisher: Scribe, 2011
CD title: Music of the American Revolution: The birth of liberty
Track title: Track 1: The Brickmaker’s March
Artist: American Fife Ensemble
Publishing/Copyright: New World REcords, NY, 1976
CD title: Soundtrack to Liberty: The American Revolution, PBS TV Series
Track title: ‘Johny Has Gone for a Soldier’
Artist: James Taylor & Mark O’Connor
Publishing/Copyright: Sony Classics
CD title: We’ll Never Turn Back
Track title: ‘On My Way’
Artist: Mavis Staples
Publishing/Copyright: ANTI/ Shock Records, 2007
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