James H. Sweet (NHC Fellow, 2006–07)

Project Title

Domingos Alvares and the African-Atlantic Diaspora, 1710-1750

University of Wisconsin–Madison

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Fellowship Work Summary, 2006–07

James H. Sweet completed six chapters of his book manuscript, tentatively titled "Today He Cures; Tomorrow He Kills": Domingos Álvares and the Politics of Public Healing in the African-Portuguese Diaspora, 1710-1755. He completed work on two book chapters: "African Identity and Slave Resistance in the Portuguese Atlantic, 1550-1624" for The Atlantic World and Virginia, 1550-1624, edited by Peter C. Mancall (University of North Carolina Press, 2007); and "Slaves, Convicts, and Exiles: African Travelers in the Portuguese-Atlantic World, 1720-1750" for Pioneers, Adventurers, and the Creation of the Atlantic World, edited by Caroline Williams (Ashgate, forthcoming 2008).