I was on the radio this morning (LBC) talking about the death of seven-year-old Guatemalan girl Jakelin Caal Maquin in US border custody. The clip can be heard here.
On Saturday 8th September I spoke about Jair Bolsonaro’s stabbing and its wider context.
You can listen to the clip here: https://youtu.be/RAQd9VRBw9o
If you are interested in hearing the Radical Americas Podcast (which I host), you can find the episodes here:
Last month I wrote a blog post on Mexico’s 1968 for Verso. You can read it here:
This is a slightly truncated clip of my radio appearance on April 20th 2018 discussing the change of president in Cuba: https://twitter.com/i/status/987346949534830593
Notice: Black Jacobins Reading Group
In Hilary Term we will be meeting to discuss C. L. R. James’ 1938 work The Black Jacobins: Toussaint L’Ouverture and the San Domingo Revolution. The reading group is convened by Dr. William Booth at St. Catherine’s College, Oxford. It is open to all – students, staff, and the public – though space may be limited; thus, please express interest to firstname.lastname@example.org. Location: Room Quad 14.2, St. Catherine’s College, Manor Road, Oxford OX1 3UJ.
Dates (Hilary Term 2018 – all sessions 14.00-15.30):
Tuesday 16th January (First Week) – Chapters I-III
Tuesday 30th January (Third Week) – Chapters IV-VI
Tuesday 13th February (Fifth Week) – Chapters VII-IX
Tuesday 27th February (Seventh Week) – Chapters X-XII
Friday 9th March (Eighth Week) – Chapter XIII
In addition to The Black Jacobins, which is available in many of Oxford’s libraries, you may also be interested in the following secondary works, inter alia:
C. Hogsbjerg & C. Forsdick, The Black Jacobins Reader (2017)
L. Dubois, Avengers of the New World (2005)
G. Horne, Confronting Black Jacobins (2015)
P. Buhle, C. L. R. James: The Artist as Revolutionary (2017)
C. Hogsbjerg & C. Forsdick, Toussaint L’Ouverture: A Black Jacobin in the Age of Revolutions (2017)
D. Geggus, The Haitian Revolution: A Documentary History (2008)
J. Popkin, You Are All Free: The Haitian Revolution and the Abolition of Slavery (2011)
P. Girard, “Black Talleyrand: Toussaint Louverture’s Diplomacy, 1798-1802” in The William and Mary Quarterly, 66:1, and “Caribbean Genocide: Racial War in Haiti, 1802-1804,” in Patterns of Prejudice, 39:2
R. Blackburn, “Haiti, Slavery, and the Age of the Democratic Revolution” in The William and Mary Quarterly, 63:4
From September I will be working as Adjunct Professor of Latin American Studies at SAIS Johns Hopkins’ Bologna Institute for Policy Research. You can find my staff profile here. I will also continue to teach modern history at Oxford.