Black mobility, as seen in the case of the Haitian migrant-slave, is not only a threat to the sovereign-national border, but to the border-as-limit to the meaning of emancipation and agency writ large. By Tea S. Troutman Borders—like the nation-states, colonies, and
Western empires will fall, if not dramatically then in daily dissent by the people that they have devastated. From the United States to Europe, we are witnessing a transnational decline of empire. And with it, we see a return to fascism.