Critical background reading for Phantoms of the Past project researchers:

Nora, Pierre. “Between Memory and History: Les Lieux de Mémoire” Representations No. 26, Special Issue: Memory and Counter-Memory (Spring, 1989), pp. 7-24.

Olivette Otele,

Otele, Olivette. “Slavery and Visual Memory”

Otele, Olivette. “Bristol, slavery and the politics of representation: the Slave Trade Gallery in the Bristol Museum” Social Semiotics Vol. 22, No. 2, April 2012, 155-172.

Reid-Maroney, Nina. “History and Historiography in the Promised Land Communities” in The Promised Land: History and Historiography of the Black Experience in Chatham-Kent’s Settlements and beyond. Boulou Ebanda de B’béri, Nina Reid-Maroney and Handel Kashope Wright eds., epilogue by Afua Cooper. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, 2014.

White, Richard. “Social media trails, mapping and mashing memories at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.” Livingmaps Review Vol. 1, no. 1(2016).

For resources on Uncle Tom’s Cabin in historical, literary, and cultural context, visit Uncle Tom’s Cabin and American Culture

For more on local antislavery history in London, ON, see the list of primary and secondary sources published here: