Category Archives: Maps

The Black Atlantic (220/303)

Here is some background to our discussion about Afrofuturism, taken from a lecture I gave a couple of years ago.

Maritime Culture, America, and the Black Atlantic

“The Oceanic Revolution”: the opening of the Western Hemisphere to exploration and colonization was a world historical event. The central figures of this revolution were sailors and the enslaved.

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Absolut Land Grab (HUM225)


Above: the advertisement that drove US nationalists into a frenzy.

And here is the lie that killed thousands and changed history:

“Mexico has passed the boundary of the United States, has invaded our territory and shed American blood upon the American soil.” — Pres. James Polk May 11, 1846

As Sen. Abraham Lincoln noted some time later, “The whole of this,–issue and evidence–is, from beginning to end, the sheerest deception.”