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  1. Jan 2019
    1. Africans in the Atlantic world, printed discourse was part of a larger "racial complex" that both supported imperial plantation systems and denied people of color equality in the civic realm. This racial complex was constituted in a variety of printed forms, from slave laws stored in dusty bookshelves to denigrating racial labels in popular plays, novels, and pieces of travel writing. By the latter half of the eighteenth century, however, a vanguard of black writers, readers, and letter writers came to view printed discourse as a potential means of surmounting racial oppres sion. According to the literary scholar John Ernest, letters, literacy, print, and the book all became part of a "liberation historiography"—a "specifically textual" response by black writers to racial hierarchies established not only in law and politics but in print.

      This section truly highlights the contradictory nature of the print medium as an information technology that was used by imperial whites to marginalize black voices and on the other hand was used to by black writers to tackle, overcome racial oppression and reclaim the black voice.

  2. Nov 2017
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  4. Dec 2016
    1. experiment with the technologies underlying new models.

      Not how I've been thinking about the work of Reclaim, but a good way.

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  7. Feb 2016
    1. Part 3, Pressbooks dependencies:

      I skipped this section for now, wanting to just have my book(s) on the Web for starters. Looks like we are definitely chaning .php files below though.

    2. Navigate to: My Books → YOUR_SITE → Dashboard

      I believe the names of these categories has changed in the current UI: "My Catalog" has replaced "My Books."

    3. Part 1, WordPress generic:

      But for starting another WP install, skip this section entirely if following my lead, enabling Reclaim/Instrallatron's automatic configuration of multisite at installation.

    4. Pressbooks works with PHP 5.6.x and WordPress 4.4.1.

      I was working in 5.5 but Tim Owens quickly allowed me the ability to upgrade within the cPanel.

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    5. Network Enable "Pressbooks."

      All I did of the above was download the PB plugin. You can "Network activate" from the plugin installed page.

    6. Do not install Pressbooks on an existing WordPress blog -- create a new WordPress install instead.

      This is pretty important. But it's easy to add a second WP install in Reclaim's Installatron. In fact, you can select "multisite" in the process and skip all of Part 1 below, including editing php files.

  8. Dec 2015
    1. Learn to take ownership and control over the content you put on the web instead of handing it to third-party publishers.

      Such an admirable principle/mission. I wonder though whether this will ever be part of a larger cultural turn? Or even if it will be a major part of 21st century digital pedagogy?...