By Ana Lucia Araujo
This booklet is a transnational and comparative learn analyzing the tactics that ended in the memorialization of slavery and the Atlantic slave exchange within the moment half the 20th century. Araujo explores a number of sorts of projects reminiscent of monuments, memorials, and museums in addition to history websites. by way of connecting assorted tasks built in a number of international locations and concrete facilities in Europe, Africa, and the Americas over the last twenty years, the writer retraces a few of the levels of the Atlantic slave exchange and slavery together with the enslavement in Africa, the method of confinement in slave depots, the center Passage, the arriving within the Americas, the everyday life of pressured exertions, until eventually the struggle for emancipation and the abolition of slavery. counting on a large number of examples from the USA, Brazil, and the Caribbean, the publication discusses how diversified teams and social actors have competed to occupy the general public area by way of associating the slave earlier with different human atrocities, specifically the Holocaust. Araujo explores how the populations of African descent, white elites, and nationwide governments, quite often wearing specific political agendas, appropriated the slave previous through battling to make it noticeable or cover it within the public area of former slave societies.