INDEX
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Adams, Lamont, 88–90, 93, 123
African Burial Ground, 61
Afterlife of property, 15, 18, 29, 36, 50,
55, 77. See also The Hold; The Ship;
The Wake; The Weather
Afterlife of slavery, 5, 8, 11–12, 15, 18, 20,
28–29, 33–34, 50, 55, 77, 97, 100, 105,
126. See also The Hold; The Ship;
The Wake; The Weather
Afula, Israel, 73, 79, 158
Agassiz, Louis, 43, 118, 142n18, 151n15,
152n16
Alexander, Elizabeth, 53, 145n10
Algeria, 71, 144n3
Al Jazeera, 145n5, 145n6, 145n7
The Alligator (ship), 103, 150n1
Alvarez, Lizette, 151n10
American Dream, 109
The American Psychological Associa-
tion, 146n19
The Antelope (ship), 102–103. See also
Beloved
Antiblackness, 7, 140n9; atmosphere of,
112; endurance of, in and outside the
contemporary, 14; medicine and, 10,
50; murder of Michael Brown and,
123–124; as optic, 4; policing and, 34,
78, 81, 84–87, 110, 112, 122, 124; sin-
gularity of, 106, 109; as total climate,
21, 104–107; the Weather and, 21,
104–107
Arc, 57, 60
Archives, 6, 30, 38; absences in, 12–13;
Black scholars of slavery and, 12–13;
breathlessness and, 109; Dionne
Brand and, 18, 131; ditto ditto in, 56,
58–59, 73, 82; the door as counter
to, 131; fictions of, 13; of the Haiti
earthquake, 44, 51–52, 117, 120;
Hortense Spillers on, 52; M. Nour-
beSe Philip’s destruction of, 19,
38, 52; of the Philadelphia Inquirer,
135n3, 137n13; Saidiya Hartman on,
18, 52, 132, 139n26; Simone Browne
on, 149n41; of slavery, 13, 113, 126;
Zong! and, 69, 73, 109. See also Ditto
ditto; Zong!
Ark, 3, 21, 41, 57, 61
The Ark of Return (Leon), 61, 144n37,
144n38
Aspiration, 108–110, 113, 130; as breath,
109; as exclamation, 109; suffocation
and, 111. See also Garner, Eric; Wake
work
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