EP14: An Atlantic Slave War and competition within Africa with Professor Vincent Brown of Harvard
I've Been Thinking with Peter Frankopan
On this episode of I've Been Thinking Peter is in conversation with Vincent Brown, Professor of American History and Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard and author of the excellent Tacky's Revolt released in 2020.He and Peter discuss who Tacky was, the implications of the revolt on the American revolution that was to come but also the competition within Africa between Europeans and African states themselves.More from Vincent can be found on his Harvard profile - www.scholar.harvard.edu/vbrown/biocvFurther reading and updates from Peter via - www.peterfrankopan.comProduced, edited and mixed by @producerneil
Anisfield-Wolf: Vincent Brown Explores Transatlantic Slave Trade
ideastream Arts & Culture
Vincent Brown wins Cleveland-based award for "Tacky’s Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War" Detailed show notes at https://www.ideastream.org/news/anisfield-wolf-vincent-brown-explores-transatlantic-slave-trade.
29_Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion with Vincent Brown
The Busy Leader’s Podcast - A Catalyst for Inspired Action
Want to redefine how you and your employees think about diversity? Vincent Brown, President & CEO of V. Randolph Brown Consulting, a boutique global, management consulting consortium, is on The Busy Leader’s Podcast this week to discuss the meaning of diversity, equity, and inclusion in our companies and lives. Vincent has been making strides in diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) for over 35 years after he and his two partners asked the question: “What can we do to create a more inclusive world?” Since then, DEI have been at the forefront of Vincent’s message. In this episode, he dives into how DEI is beneficial for business, customer service, and innovation. He mentions that inclusion starts with good leadership. For companies to truly embody DEI, leaders must role model the ideals they want to implement among their employees. Companies need to be willing to make inclusion a strategic priority to make a meaningful difference. The biggest takeaway you will leave with after this episode is how DEI is not about fixing problems but about taking advantage of opportunities for all. Vincent emphasizes that we are all human, therefore we will make mistakes, but the actions we take after our mistakes is where true change lies. Vincent also mentions his latest book he co-authored with Dr. Janet Reid, Intrinsic Inclusion: Rebooting Your Biased Brain. The first 50 people to email me at Quint@QuintStuder.com will receive a copy of this book!
Episode 72 – Tacky’s Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War with author Vincent Brown
Race and Democracy
Vincent Brown is Charles Warren Professor of American History and Professor of African and African American Studies. He directs the History Design Studio and teaches courses in Atlantic history, African diaspora studies, and the history of slavery in the Americas. Brown is the author of The Reaper’s Garden: Death and Power in the World of Atlantic Slavery (Harvard University Press, 2008), producer of Herskovits at the Heart of Blackness, an audiovisual documentary broadcast on the PBS series Independent Lens, and is most recently the author of Tacky’s Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War (Belknap Press, 2020). This episode of Race and Democracy was mixed and mastered by Oscar Kitmanyen and Sofia Salter.
2021 Bancroft Lecture at the Academy: Dr. Vincent Brown, "Charting the Course of an Atlantic Slave War."
About Dr. Vincent Brown:Vincent Brown is Charles Warren Professor of American History, Professor of African and African-American Studies, and Founding Director of the History Design Studio at Harvard University. His research, writing, teaching, and other creative endeavors are focused on the political dimensions of cultural practice in the African Diaspora, with a particular emphasis on the early modern Atlantic world. Brown is the author of numerous articles and reviews in scholarly journals, he is Principal Investigator and Curator for the animated thematic map Slave Revolt in Jamaica, 1760-1761: A Cartographic Narrative (2013), and he was Producer and Director of Research for the award-wining television documentary Herskovits at the Heart of Blackness(2009), broadcast nationally on season 11 of the PBS series Independent Lens. His first book, The Reaper’s Garden: Death and Power in the World of Atlantic Slavery (2008), was co-winner of the 2009 Merle Curti Award and received the 2009 James A. Rawley Prize and the 2008-09 Louis Gottschalk Prize. His most recent book is Tacky’s Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War, published by Belknap Press in January 2020, which was awarded the 2020 Sons & Daughters of United States Middle Passage Phillis Wheatley Book Award for Non-Fiction Research and was a finalist for the 2020 Cundill History Prize.
Former Patriots LB Vincent Brown sits down with In The Huddle host Pete Brock to discuss his time in the league, the lessons of football, and more. Brown spent all 8 seasons of his career, 1988-1995, in New England and developed into an essential piece of their defense. This episode of In The Huddle is proudly sponsored by Spyglass MTG and Mark Cruise & Family.
Between 1760 and 1761, Great Britain witnessed one of the largest slave insurrections in the history of its empire. Although the revolt took place on the island of Jamaica, the reverberations of this revolt stretched across the Atlantic Ocean and into the British North American colonies. Vincent Brown, the Charles Warren Professor of American History and a Professor of African American Studies at Harvard University, joins us to investigate Tacky’s Revolt and how that revolt served as an eddy within the larger current of Atlantic warfare, with details from his book, Tacky’s Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War. Show Notes: https://www.benfranklinsworld.com/282 Join Ben Franklin's World! Subscribe and help us bring history right to your ears! Sponsor Links Omohundro Institute SaneBox 2-Week Free Trial & $25 Credit Complementary Episodes Episode 052: Ronald A. Johnson, Early United States-Haitian Diplomacy Episode 124: James Alexander Dun, Making the Haitian Revolution in Early America Episode 133: Patrick Breen, The Nat Turner Revolt Episode 164: The American Revolution in the Age of Revolutions Episode 236: Daniel Livesay, Mixed-Race Britons & the Atlantic Family Episode 281: Caitlin Rosenthal, The Business of Slavery Listen! Apple Podcasts Spotify Google Podcasts Ben Franklin's World iOS App Ben Franklin's World Android App Helpful Links Join the Ben Franklin's World Facebook Group Ben Franklin’s World Twitter: @BFWorldPodcast Ben Franklin's World Facebook Page Sign-up for the Franklin Gazette Newsletter
S1E17 Slavery: An untold history with Vincent Brown
Behind The Spine
The relationship between slave and master. If we go by what we see on screen and in literature, it would appear that’s the only narrative that exists around slavery. But the slave trade was a global phenomenon, connecting countries and continents around the world. The history books are rarely written on a global scale, so inconvenient truths from our past are often unintentionally, and intentionally left out. Professor Vincent Brown is Charles Warren Professor of American History and Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University. In his latest book ‘Tacky’s Revolt’, an account of the largest slave revolt in the eighteenth-century, he unleashes the true scale of the slave war. In this episode he explores our need to dramatise slavery better, the importance of educating students on the global implications of major historical events, and how broadening our knowledge of the past can help us better understand the issues of today. View Transcript Here
Vincent Brown is a professor of African and African-American studies and director of the History Design Studio at Harvard. His fascinating new book, ‘Tacky’s Revolt’, looks at slavery in a completely different light, placing the Jamaican revolts of 1760 firmly within the broader history of the time.
34 The Caribbean and Vectors of Warfare: Vincent Brown (EF, JP)
Recall This Book
Simon’s March, September 1760, “Slave Revolt in Jamaica, 1760-1761, A Cartographic Narrative”The largest slave uprising in the 18th century British Caribbean was also a node of the global conflict called the Seven Year’s War, though it isn’t usually thought of that way. In the first few days of the quarantine and our current geopolitical and epidemiological shitshow, John and Elizabeth spoke with Vincent Brown, who recently published Tacky’s Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave War (Belknap, 2019), centered on a group of enslaved West Africans, known under the term “Coromantees” who were the chief protagonists in this war. Tracing the vectors of this war within the Caribbean, the North Atlantic, and West Africa, Vince shows us how these particular enslaved Africans, who are caught in the gears of one of human history’s most dehumanizing institutions, constrained by repressive institutions, social-inscribed categories of differences and brutal force, operate tactically within and across space in complex and cosmopolitan ways. Vince locates his interest in warfare (as an object of study) in emergence of new world order and disorder through the Gulf Wars. His attention to routes and mobilities he credits to an epidemiological turn of mind–perhaps inherited from his father Willie Brown, a medical microbiologist now retired from UCSD. The idea of the vector shaped his first book as well. Vince’s “cartographic narrative” “A Slave Revolt in Jamaica: 1760-1761” and the film he produced with director Llewellyn Smith, Herskovits at the Heart of Blackness (which traces African studies and anthropology’s understanding of cultural movements from between Africa and the Americas) also explore these burning questions. Along the way, Vince discusses C.L.R. James’ notion of conflict, war and global connectedness in The Black Jacobins and the ways that categories of social difference both are constituted by global capital (reminding us of our conversation on caste, class and whiteness with Ajantha Subramanian) and those bumper stickers from the early 1980s in which the Taliban were the good guys. Mentioned in this episode: Rambo III (1988) The Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano, or Gustavus Vassa, the African, written by himself (1789) Aphra Behn, Oroonoko (1688) Catherine Hall, Civilising Subjects: Metropole and Colony in the English Imagination, 1830-1867 (2002) C. L. R. James, The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution (1938) John Thornton, Africa and Africans in the making of the Atlantic World-1400-1800 (1992) Derrick ‘Black X’ Robinson on his advocacy to make Tacky a national hero in Jamaica Black X walks barefoot across Jamaica to make Tacky a national hero Recallable Books: Marlon James, The Book of Night Women (2009) John Tutino, Making a New World (2011) Angel Palerm, The First Economic World-System (1980) Listen and Reda Here: 34 The Caribbean and Vectors of Warfare: Vincent Brown Upcoming Episodes: Books in Dark Times returns, featuring conversations with book historian Martin Puchner and poet Elizabeth Bradfield; and John talks with Beth Blum about the Self-Help Compulsion.