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It is very easy for history to untether and float away into abstractions; but it is far harder for it to do so when we remember that history, no matter what, happens to bodies. Not just our own, but those of others, and indeed of other species, bodies of water, planetary bodies. History itself is a body of knowledge. There’s abstraction here too, but it’s a useful abstraction. It suggests the connectedness of the body being considered: its ability to be born, live, and change.

Chapter 1: Human Bodies

Chapter 2: Bodies on Display

To be published May 1, 2014

Chapter 3: Foreign Bodies

To be published June 3, 2014

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The Appendix is a quarterly journal of experimental and narrative history, soliciting articles from historians, writers, and artists committed to good storytelling, with an eye for the strange and a suspicion of both jargon and traditional narratives.

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Deadly Notes: Atlantic Soundscapes and the Writing of the Middle Passage
By Danielle Skeehan

The slave ships of the Middle Passage were anything but quiet. By going beyond the cold case of the shipboard ledgers to find the music of Africans at sea, Danielle Skeehan suggests that we might hear a counter-history of slavery filled with resistance and song.

Originally Appeared in… Out Loud Volume 1. Issue 3. July 2013

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