Of Note” continues with four reflections on recent scholarship about slavery and the archive. While the “Of Note” section doesn’t always coincide with or complement the special issue topic, this iteration reinforces and enhances the issue’s focus on the 2020 posthumous publication of Claude McKay’s Romance in Marseille, a novel too long missing from the American print archive.

All four contributors, Ariela J. Gross, Stefanie Hunt-Kennedy, Cherene Sherrard-Johnson, and Marisa Fuentes, have written about slavery and the archive and offer invaluable insights into the three articles under examination here. These articles include Saidiya Hartman’s “The Dead Book Revisited” (History of the Present, Fall 2016), Simon P. Newman’s “Freedom-Seeking Slaves in England and Scotland, 1700–1780,” English Historical Review, Fall 2019), and Stephanie E. Smallwood’s “The Politics of the Archive and History’s Accountability to the Enslaved” (History of the Present, Fall 2016). In different ways, these...

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