Vincent Brown

Photo of Vincent BrownPhoto | © Sharona JacobsVincent Brown is the Charles Warren Professor of American History and Professor of African and African American Studies at Harvard University and the author of The Reaper’s Garden, which won the James A. Rawley Prize, the Louis Gottschalk Prize, and the Merle Curti Award. He has received Guggenheim and Mellon New Directions fellowships. His online interactive map Slave Revolt in Jamaica, 1760–1761: A Cartographic Narrative has been viewed by 87,000 users in 184 countries, and his documentary Herskovits at the Heart of Blackness, broadcast nationally on PBS, won the John E. O’Connor Film Award and was chosen as Best Documentary at the Hollywood Black Film Festival.

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Cover: Tacky’s Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave WarTacky’s Revolt: The Story of an Atlantic Slave WarBrown, VincentHARDCOVER01/14/2020$35.00
Cover: The Reaper’s Garden: Death and Power in the World of Atlantic SlaveryThe Reaper’s Garden: Death and Power in the World of Atlantic SlaveryBrown, VincentPAPERBACK09/30/2010$24.50
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Who among us hasn’t considered what our lives would be like if we had taken alternate paths, made different decisions? Storytellers of every stripe write of the lives we didn’t have, says Andrew H. Miller, author of On Not Being Someone Else: Tales of Our Unled Lives. As we live through a worldwide pandemic, the ideas of what might have been are even more appealing. Much like the adolescents on the verge of adulthood in Sally Rooney’s novel Normal People, Miller tells us, we wait to see what comes next.