Ok Fediverse, one thing I absolutely love about the Birdsite is watching historians and other academics share their work in public to improve our understanding. I think I'm just gonna start cross posting some things I find interesting as I come across them. Maybe we can make a new hashtag? For now I'm gonna just reuse one from Birdsite that Dr. Karin Wulf created.
“Many people today believe that you can’t understand the American Revolution without understanding anything about Haiti. You can’t understand the American Revolution without understanding anything about what was going on in the Spanish world.”
From an interview with Professor Julius S Scott III about the interconnected nature of the Atlantic trade, and it's impact on Black culture. http://www.publicbooks.org/julius-s-scott-iii-1955-2021-the-common-wind/