David Eltis / Peter Alegi / Peter Limb

AUDIO: Eltis on the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database | Africa Past and Present

On Africa Past and Present: David Eltis, Robert W. Woodruff Professor of History at Emory University, on the making of the Transatlantic Slave Trade database,  a landmark collaborative digital project he has co-edited for two decades. Eltis discusses the research process, online dissemination, and new directions for the initiative. This is the second part of … Continue reading

Paul Lovejoy / Peter Alegi / Peter Limb

AUDIO: Lovejoy on Building Databases of Enslaved Africans | Africa Past and Present

On Africa Past and Present: Paul Lovejoy, Canada Research Chair in African Diaspora History at York University, discusses building an international database of biographical information on all enslaved Africans. He outlines this digital history project’s contribution to the study of slavery, race, and broader themes in global history. This is the first part of a … Continue reading

EDITED: Robertson and Klein on Women and Slavery in Africa
Bruce L. Mouser / Carol P. MacCormack / Claire C. Robertson / Claude Meillassoux / Curtin A. Keim / Edna G. Bay / Edward A. Alpers / George E. Brooks / Herbert Klein / J. P. Olivier de Sardan / John K. Thornton / Marcia Wright / Martin A. Klein / Patrick Manning / Peter Alegi / Peter Limb / Robert Harms / Susan H. Broadhead / Susan Martin

EDITED: Robertson and Klein on Women and Slavery in Africa

African Diaspora, Ph.D. is revisiting scholarship that has shaped the study of people of African descent across time and place. Claire C. Robertson and Martin A. Klein, eds. Women and Slavery in Africa. Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1985. In a 1985 review of the volume, Patrick Manning wrote: Continue reading

ARTICLES: Maritime Slavery in <i>Slavery & Abolition</i>
Andrea Major / Charles R. Foy / David Wheat / James Francis Warren / Janet J. Ewald / John T. Grider / Mariana P. Candido / Molly A. Warsh / Natasha Lightfoot / Srividhya Swaminathan / Ty M. Reese / Walter Hawthorne

ARTICLES: Maritime Slavery in Slavery & Abolition

Special Issue of Slavery & Abolition: Maritime Slavery 2010 | Volume 31. Issue 4 Editors Note Philip D. Morgan, “Maritime Slavery.” Slavery & Abolition 31, no. 3 (2010): 311–326. 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

Arnaud Kruczynsky / Audrey Carotenuto / Colette Dubois / Florence Pabiou-Duchamp / Henri Medard / Herman Kiriama / Jean-Luc Paul / Justin Willis / Laury Belrose / Marie Pierre Ballarin / Marie-Laure Derat / Pier M. Larson / Samuel F. Sanchez / Sophie Blanchy / Thomas Vernet

EDITED: Medard, Derat, Vernet and Ballarin on Slavery in East Africa and the Indian Ocean

Henri Medard, Marie-Laure Derat, Thomas Vernet, and Marie Pierre Ballarin, eds. Traites et esclavages en Afrique orientale et dans l’océan Indien. Paris: Karthala, 2013. via Karthala: Aucune région au monde n’a connu une histoire aussi longue de la traite et de l’esclavage que l’Afrique orientale et l’océan Indien. Très loin des modèles simplificateurs du complexe … Continue reading

Alex Borucki / Paul Lokken

ARTICLES: Borucki and Lokken in May 2013 HAHR

Articles of interest in the May 2013 Hispanic American Historical Review. Alex Borucki, “Shipmate Networks and Black Identities in the Marriage Files of Montevideo, 1768–1803.” Hispanic American Historical Review 93, no. 2 (May 1, 2013): 205–238. Abstract: The experience of enslaved Africans in the Atlantic crossing redefined the meanings of the nomenclature emerging from the slave … Continue reading