EDITED: Campbell and Elbourne on Sex, Power and Slavery

SexPowerSlavery Cover

Gwyn Campbell and Elizabeth Elbourne, eds. Sex, Power, and Slavery. Ohio University Press, 2014.
via Ohio University Press:

Sexual exploitation was and is a critical feature of enslavement. Across many different societies, slaves were considered to own neither their bodies nor their children, even if many struggled to resist. At the same time, paradoxes abound: for example, in some societies to bear the children of a master was a potential route to manumission for some women. Sex, Power, and Slavery is the first history of slavery and bondage to take sexuality seriously.

Twenty-six authors from diverse scholarly backgrounds look at the vexed, traumatic intersections of the histories of slavery and of sexuality. They argue that such intersections mattered profoundly and, indeed, that slavery cannot be understood without adequate attention to sexuality. Sex, Power, and Slavery brings into conversation historians of the slave trade, art historians, and scholars of childhood and contemporary sex trafficking. The book merges work on the Atlantic world and the Indian Ocean world and enables rich comparisons and parallels between these diverse areas.

Araujo (ed.) on History, Memory and the Slave Trade

Living History: Encountering the Memory of the Heirs of Slavery, Ana Lucia
Araujo, ed. (Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, 2009),
ISBN 13: 978-1-4438-0998-6, 301pp.

The Slave Past in the Present
Ana Lucia Araujo, Howard University

Chapter One
"According To My Reckoning": Remembering and Observing Slavery and
Leslie A. Schwalm, University of Iowa

Chapter Two
Sugar Cane, Slaves And Ships: Colonialism, Geography and Power in
Nineteenth-Century Landscapes of Montreal And Jamaica
Charmaine Nelson, McGill University

Chapter Three
Reparations and Remembrance: Racial Justice and the Forging of Public
History in Suburban New York
Carisa Worden, New York University

Chapter Four
Resurgence of Tthe Memory of Slavery in France: Issues and Significations
of a Public and Academic Debate
Christine Chivallon, Centre d'étude d'Afrique noire

Chapter Five
Exhibiting The Heritage of Slavery: Slavery Heritage Production and
Consumption in Suriname and Curaçao
Valika Smeulders, Erasmus University

Chapter Six
To (Re)Construct and to Commemorate: Memory Mutations of Abolition in
Ponce, Puerto Rico
María Margarita Flores-Collazo, University of Puerto Rico
Humberto Garcia Muniz, University of Puerto Rico

Chapter Seven
Playing with History: Capoeira and Internet
Joshua M. Rosenthal, Western Connecticut State University

Chapter Eight
Images, Artefacts and Myths: Reconstructing the Connections Between Brazil
and the Kingdom of Dahomey
Ana Lucia Araujo, Howard University

Chapter Nine
Icons of Slavery: Black Brazil in Nineteenth Century Photography and Image
Margrit Prussat, University of Bayreuth

Chapter Ten
Reviewing the Paradigms of Social Relations in Brazilian Slavery,
Eighteenth-Century Minas Gerais
Eduardo França Paiva, Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais

Chapter Eleven
Foreign Vodun: Memories of Slavery and Colonial Encounter in Togo and Benin
Alessandra Brivio, University of Milano-Bicocca