The Idea of Haiti on Against the Grain

Against the Grain

polyne_idea coverHaiti got rid of slavery long before supposedly enlightened nations like France and the US did. So what's the relationship between the banning of slavery in Haiti in 1804 and the way that nation has been systematically undermined? Nick Nesbitt offers an answer; he also relates the notion of “socialism in one country," propounded by Stalin, to the reality, over many decades, of antislavery in one country (Haiti).

Listen to the interview here.

University of Minnesota Press Podcast

More than two dozen essays of Indigenous resistance to the privatization and allotment of Indigenous lands

Allotment Stories: Daniel Heath Justice and Jean M. O'Brien.

A fascinating and unprecedented ethnography of animal sanctuaries in the United States

Saving AnimalsElan Abrell and Kathryn (Katie) Gillespie on sanctuary, care, ethics.

How popular debates about the so-called digital generation mediate anxieties about labor and life in twenty-first-century America

Making creative laborers for a precarious economy: Josef Nguyen, Carly Kocurek, and Patrick LeMieux.



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