EDITED: Scully and Patton on Gender and Slave Emancipation in the Atlantic World

Pamela Scully and Diana Paton, eds. Gender and Slave Emancipation in the Atlantic World. Duke University Press, 2005. via Duke U Press: "This groundbreaking collection provides the first comparative history of gender and emancipation in the Atlantic world. Bringing together essays on the United States, Brazil, Cuba, Puerto Rico, West Africa and South Africa, and the … Continue reading EDITED: Scully and Patton on Gender and Slave Emancipation in the Atlantic World

Free People of Color in Barbados

When a small group of free men of color gathered in 1838 to celebrate the end of apprenticeship in Barbados, they spoke of emancipation as the moment of freedom for all colored people, not just the former slaves. The fact that many of these men were former slave owners themselves gives a hollow ring to … Continue reading Free People of Color in Barbados