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 bicentennial of the end of legal participation of United States citizens in the transatlantic slave trade. Under the terms of compromises that were made to gain southem slaveholders’ support for the ratification of the U.S. Constitution in 1789, members of the Congress were banned from prohibiting the importation of enslaved Africans into the United States until 1808. In light of the successful slave revolt on Saint Domingue leading to the birth of Haiti, the second republic in the New World (1791-1804); Gabriel Prosser’s unsuccessful slave insurrection in Virginia in 1800; and the
decision by the members of Parliametit in 1807 to outlaw British participation in the transatlantic slave trade, the Congress voted to ban the importation of enslaved Africans into the United States as of 1 January 1808.”
INTRODUCTION: ENDING THE TRANSATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE: BICENTENNIAL RESEARCH, REFLECTIONS, AND COMMEMORATIONS.
Franklin, V. P.
“I NEVER HAVE SUCH A SICKLY SHIP BEFORE”: DIET, DISEASE, AND MORTALITY IN 18TH-CENTURY ATLANTIC SLAVING VOYAGES
RESISTANCE AND COLLABORATION: POLITICAL STRATEGIES WITHIN THE AFRO-CAROLINIAN SLAVE COMMUNITY, 1700-1750
Kyles, Perry L.
THE SLAVING BRIG HENRIQUETA AND HER EVIL SISTERS: A CASE STUDY IN THE 19th-CENTURY ILLEGAL SLAVE TRADE TO BRAZIL
Tinnie, Dinizulu Gene
REFLECTIONS ON THE BICENTENNIAL OF THE ABOLITION OF THE BRITISH SLAVE TRADE
Kerr-Ritchie, J. R.
CROSS-CULTURAL COMMEMORATION: FROM THE SLAVE TRADE ABOLITION BICENTENNIAL TO CARNIVAL MESSIAH
Franklin, V. P.
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