New Book: Le Refus De L’Esclavitude

  “Through slavers’ ship logs, account books, and extensive research, Alain Anselin presents a methodical and thorough work on African resistance to slavery in Le Refus de l´esclavitude: Résistances africaines a la traite négrière[The Refusal of Slavery: African Resistances to the Black Slave Trade]. The author considers his book to be an homage to the refusal of slavery, which animated, on sea as well as … Continue reading New Book: Le Refus De L’Esclavitude

Whipple Bill Proposes Monument, Commission to Acknowledge NH Slavery

      (Via WBZ) “In 1779, Prince Whipple and a small group of other New Hampshire slaves petitioned the state Legislature to free them. Whipple eventually was freed by his owner, not the Legislature, which ignored the petition and did not ban slavery in New Hampshire until 1857. By then, census records showed no slaves remained in the state. Now 230 years later, state … Continue reading Whipple Bill Proposes Monument, Commission to Acknowledge NH Slavery

Archaeology course unlocks “silent history” of the slave trade in West Africa

(via ArchaeoBlog via UCSC News): Taught by assistant professor of anthropology J. Cameron Monroe, the class opened a door that led Baker-Rabe to West Africa, where she spent seven weeks this past summer as part of UCSC’s first undergraduate archaeological expedition to Benin. Under Monroe’s leadership, Baker-Rabe and seven other undergraduates spent nearly two months unearthing beads, bits of pottery, and other artifacts that yield clues … Continue reading Archaeology course unlocks “silent history” of the slave trade in West Africa