Recent portrayals of American slavery — from 12 Years a Slave and Django Unchained to Walter Johnson’s River of Dark Dreams and Sven Beckert’s Empire of Cotton — have emphasized the brutal violence on cotton plantations in the years preceding the Civil War. What they miss is that during the same period, slaves that were…

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“I don’t know a lot about philosophy,” says Grant Louis Oliveira, a data analyst and quantitative social sciences researcher with an undergraduate degree in political science. He continues: I’d like to change that and more rigorously explore my ideas, but I find the world of philosophy a bit impenetrable, and I don’t think I’m the only…

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Digital Humanities Now is on hiatus until January 10, and as we close out another successful year, we want to take some time to reflect on 2016. After eight years of publication, Digital Humanities Now remains a community-curated publication that is driven by a group of dedicated staff members and a community of editors who graciously volunteer…

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