All across the US in the last few years, there has been a resurgence of Black protest against structural racism and other forms of racial injustice. Black Resistance in the Americas draws attention to this renewed energy and how this theme of resistance intersects with other communities of Black people around the world. This edited collection examines in depth stories of resistance against slavery, narratives of resistance in African American, Afro-Caribbean, and Afro-Latin American Literature, resistance in politics, education, religion, music, dance, and film, exploring a range of new perspectives from established and emerging researchers on Black communities. The essays in this pivotal book discuss some of the mechanisms that Black communities have used to resist bondage, domination, disempowerment, inequality, and injustices resulting from their encounters with the West, from colonization to forced migration.

chapter |6 pages


part I|75 pages

Race, Nation, and Resistance in Brazil and the Caribbean

chapter 1|11 pages

Resistance and The Evaporation of Masters’ Authority

Two Brazilian Cases 1

chapter 2|10 pages


Race and Spirituality
Edited ByD.A. Dunkley

chapter 4|12 pages

Black Man’s Cry in The Babylon System

A Comparative Analysis of Fela Kuti and Bob Marley

chapter 5|9 pages

On The Wings

Muralism as Feminist Political Praxis by Afro-Puerto Rican Women

chapter 6|8 pages

A Geração Tombamento

Black Empowerment Through Aesthetics in Salvador da Bahia

part II|60 pages

African American Narratives of Resistance

chapter 8|10 pages

“No Scheme More Monstrous Could have been Invented”

Slave Election Ceremonies and the New York Slave Conspiracy of 1741

chapter 10|10 pages

Unlikely Agents of Change

Desegregation at the University of Missouri

chapter 11|10 pages

Rewriting The Bible

The Jesus Figure in Black Atlantic Women’s Literature

chapter 12|8 pages

Big Chief

The Black Indian Tradition of New Orleans