In memory of the pre-pandemic world, when historians were still able to conduct archival research, I created a checklist based on my own experience.
Many poor Black people lived, worked, and died to bring about modern industries such as oil in Brazil. Mr. João de Deus’ life story hopefully sheds light on these experiences.
To flesh out the labor between humans and animals, I sometimes find myself struggling to write between the “real” and “representational” interactions I experience on farms and see on paper in the archive.
Why do we tell those eerie stories, the ones we share at social events? Ghost stories often reveal more about a community’s concerns at a specific point in time. One such example can be found in suburban Melbourne, Australia.