Projects

Slave Revolt in Jamaica, 1760-1761

Dr. Vincent Brown

Animated thematic map Slave Revolt in Jamaica, 1760-1761. Mapping the revolt and its suppression illustrates something that is difficult to glean from simply reading the textual sources.

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Two Plantations: Enslaved Families in Virginia and Jamaica

Dr. Vincent Brown, Richard Dunn

The website, TwoPlantations.com, is the interactive companion to a book written by Dunn called A Tale of Two Plantations: Slave Life and Labor in Jamaica and Virginia, for release on Harvard University Press next month, (4 November 2014).

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Geographies of Criminality in the American Colonial Philippines, 1904-1924

Benjamin D. Weber

This project examines how the production of geographic knowledge was entwined with the construction of criminality in the Philippines, and how both became transfigured into practices of incarceration, criminal transportation, and forced labor.

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Letters to Bank of America

John Husley

Using a high-powered projector mounted on top of a van, the hand-written words of homeowners facing imminent eviction through foreclosure in the Greater Boston Area were projected onto the front facades of those financial institutions.

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