BOOK: Oakes on End of Slavery in the U.S.
James Oakes

BOOK: Oakes on End of Slavery in the U.S.

James Oakes. Freedom National: The Destruction of Slavery in the United States, 1861-1865. New York: W. W. Norton & Company, 2012.   Via W. W. Norton: Freedom National is a groundbreaking history of emancipation that joins the political initiatives of Lincoln and the Republicans in Congress with the courageous actions of Union soldiers and runaway … Continue reading

EDITED: Fradera and Schmidt-Nowara on Slavery in Spain’s Atlantic Empire
Ada Ferrer / Albert Garcia Balañà / Alejandro de la Fuente / Christopher Schmidt-Nowara / Josep M. Delgado / Josep Maria Fradera / Juan Carlos Garavaglia / Luiz Felipe de Alencastro / Martín Rodrigo / Michael Zeuske / Seymour Drescher

EDITED: Fradera and Schmidt-Nowara on Slavery in Spain’s Atlantic Empire

Josep Maria Fradera and Christopher Schmidt-Nowara, eds. Slavery and Antislavery in Spain’s Atlantic Empire. New York: Berghahn Books, 2013. via Berghahn Books: African slavery was pervasive in Spain’s Atlantic empire yet remained in the margins of the imperial economy until the end of the eighteenth century when the plantation revolution in the Caribbean colonies put the … Continue reading

EDITED: Gleeson and Lewis on the Bicentennial of the International Slave Trade Bans
David T. Gleeson / Simon Lewis

EDITED: Gleeson and Lewis on the Bicentennial of the International Slave Trade Bans

David T. Gleeson and Simon Lewis, eds. Ambiguous Anniversary: The Bicentennial of the International Slave Trade Bans. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2012. From University of South Carolina Press: In March 1807, within a few weeks of each other, both the United States and the United Kingdom passed laws banning the international slave trade. Two … Continue reading

Jay Milbrandt

ARTICLE: Milbrandt on Livingstone and the Law (via The Legal History Blog)

Jay Milbrandt, “Livingstone and the Law: Africa’s Greatest Explorer and the Abolition of the Slave Trade.” SSRN eLibrary (August 20, 2012). Abstract: Few historical events have had such tragic, widespread, and lingering consequences as the exportation of slaves from Africa. While the abolition of western Africa’s transatlantic slave trade is well documented, the events and … Continue reading

BOOK: Wallace and Smith on Early Photography and African American Identity
Maurice O. Wallace / Shawn Michelle Smith

BOOK: Wallace and Smith on Early Photography and African American Identity

Maurice O. Wallace and Shawn Michelle Smith, eds. Pictures and Progress: Early Photography and the Making of African American Identity. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2012. via Duke University Press: “The new book Pictures and Progress, co-edited by Duke Professor Maurice Wallace, looks at how the invention of photography was used for and against political … Continue reading

BOOK: Rael, et. al. on African-American Activism
Benjamin Quarles / Emma Jones Lapsansky / Frederick Cooper / George A. Levesque / James B. Stewart / James Oakes / James Oliver Horton / Jane H. Pease / Leon Litwack / Leslie M. Harris / Mia Bay / Patrick Rael / Shane White / William H. Pease

BOOK: Rael, et. al. on African-American Activism

Rael, Patrick, ed. African-American Activism before the Civil War: The Freedom Struggle in the Antebellum North. New edition. New York City, NY: Routledge, 2008. From the Routledge website: African-American Activism before the Civil War is the first collection of scholarship on the role of African Americans in the struggle for racial equality in the northern … Continue reading

BOOK: Mintz & Stauffer, et. al. on the Problem of Evil & Slavery
Catherine Clinton / David Eltis / David Waldstreicher / Edward Balleisen / Ellen Dwyer / Ira Berlin / Jack M. Holl / John Stauffer / Jonathan A. Glickstein / Laura L. Mitchell / Leslie Butler / Margaret M. R. Kellow / Michael Fellman / Orlando Patterson / Paul Finkelman / Paula Kane / Peter Hinks / Randolph Roth / Richard Wightman Fox / Robert E. Bonner / Sharon Hartman Strom / Stanley L. Engerman / Steven Mintz / William Casey King

BOOK: Mintz & Stauffer, et. al. on the Problem of Evil & Slavery

Mintz, Steven, and John Stauffer. The Problem of Evil: Slavery, Freedom, And the Ambiguities of American Reform. Amherst: University of Massachusetts Press, 2007. From the University of Massachusetts Press website: Leading scholars explore the moral dimension of American history A collective effort to present a new kind of moral history, this volume seeks to show … Continue reading

Jonathan Levy

WEB: Levy on Failure of the Freedman’s Bank and the Gilded Age (LOC Webcast)

ACLS Mellon Fellow Jonathan Levy discusses the failure of the Freedman Savings and Trust Company at the Library of Congress: In 1865, Congress chartered the non-profit “Freedman’s Savings and Trust Company,” a savings bank designed for a population of four million newly emancipated American slaves. By 1873, it had received a staggering $50,000,000 in deposits. … Continue reading

Ana Lucia Araujo / Christer Petley / Diana Paton / Graham Ullathorne / James Walvin / Marika Sherwood / Natalie Zacek / Pieter C. Emmer / Tim Lockley

Paton on Enslaved Women and Slavery circa 1807 (and more)

Posted at History in Focus, a 14 volume journal published by the Institute of Historical Research at the University of London.  [On the main page, the link to the issue on slavery is broken.  Access it here.] Excerpt below: This year’s commemorations of the 200th anniversary of the passage of the British Act for the … Continue reading

Dinizulu Gene Tinnie / J. R. Kerr-Ritchie / Perry L. Kyles / Sowande' Mustakeem / V. P. Franklin

JAAH 93:4: Special Issue on the End of the Slave Trade

The Journal of African American History volume 93:4 is a special issue commemorating the bicentennial of the outlawing of the Atlantic slave trade by the United States. First paragraph steal from the introduction by journal editor and Distinguished Professor of History at the University of California, Riverside V. P. Franklin: “The year 2008 marks the … Continue reading