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: "This is only the third major … Continue reading EDITED: Robertson and Klein on Women and Slavery in Africa

NEWS: Heywood and Thornton Dispute Obama’s Slave-Ancestors Report

"As stated in the Times piece, genealogists from Ancestry.com said they have evidence that "strongly suggests" that through his white mother, Stanley Ann Dunham, President Obama had an enslaved ancestor in the 17th century named John Punch: "In 1640, Mr. Punch, then an indentured servant, escaped from Virginia and went to Maryland. He was captured … Continue reading NEWS: Heywood and Thornton Dispute Obama’s Slave-Ancestors Report

September 2008 African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter is Up

From the site: In September's newsletter, we feature: articles and essays by E. Kofi Agorsah, Thomas Butler, Jane Eva Baxter, John D. Burton, John Ringquist, Marty Wild, and Zacharys Anger Gundu; a compiled list of recent dissertations in African diaspora archaeology and history; news reports and announcements; and book reviews by James G. Gibb, Christopher … Continue reading September 2008 African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter is Up