EDITED: Fradera and Schmidt-Nowara on Slavery in Spain’s Atlantic Empire

Josep Maria Fradera and Christopher Schmidt-Nowara, eds. Slavery and Antislavery in Spain’s Atlantic Empire. New York: Berghahn Books, 2013. via Berghahn Books: African slavery was pervasive in Spain’s Atlantic empire yet remained in the margins of the imperial economy until the end of the eighteenth century when the plantation revolution in the Caribbean colonies put the … Continue reading EDITED: Fradera and Schmidt-Nowara on Slavery in Spain’s Atlantic Empire

EDITED: Medard, Derat, Vernet and Ballarin on Slavery in East Africa and the Indian Ocean

Henri Medard, Marie-Laure Derat, Thomas Vernet, and Marie Pierre Ballarin, eds. Traites et esclavages en Afrique orientale et dans l’océan Indien. Paris: Karthala, 2013. via Karthala: Aucune région au monde n’a connu une histoire aussi longue de la traite et de l’esclavage que l’Afrique orientale et l’océan Indien. Très loin des modèles simplificateurs du complexe … Continue reading EDITED: Medard, Derat, Vernet and Ballarin on Slavery in East Africa and the Indian Ocean

EDITED: Araujo on the Politics of Remembering Slavery

Ana Lucia Araujo, ed. Politics of Memory: Making Slavery Visible in the Public Space. Routledge, 2012. via Routledge: The public memory of slavery and the Atlantic slave trade, which some years ago could be observed especially in North America, has slowly emerged into a transnational phenomenon now encompassing Europe, Africa, and Latin America, and even … Continue reading EDITED: Araujo on the Politics of Remembering Slavery

EDITED: Curry, Duke, and Smith on New Histories of the Black Diaspora

Dawne Y. Curry,, Eric D. Duke, and Marshanda A. Smith, eds. Extending the Diaspora: New Histories of Black People. 1st ed. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2009. From University of Illinois Press: This groundbreaking collection addresses both new and familiar topics with fresh perspectives to produce original and thought-provoking scholarship on the diasporic histories of … Continue reading EDITED: Curry, Duke, and Smith on New Histories of the Black Diaspora

EDITED: Keaton, Sharpley-Whiting, and Stovall on Black France

 Trica Danielle Keaton, T. Denean Sharpley-Whiting, and Tyler Stovall, eds. Black France / France Noire: The History and Politics of Blackness. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2012. From Duke University Press: In Black France / France Noire, scholars, activists, and novelists from France and the United States address the untenable paradox at the heart of … Continue reading EDITED: Keaton, Sharpley-Whiting, and Stovall on Black France

EDITED: Lovejoy and Bowser on Teaching the Atlantic Slave Trade

Paul E. Lovejoy, and Benjamin P. Bowser, eds. The Transatlantic Slave Trade and Slavery: New Directions in Teaching and Learning. Harriet Tubman Series on the African Diaspora. Trenton, NJ: Africa World Press, 2012. The Harriet Tubman Institute is pleased to announce the Africa World Press publication of a new title in the Harriet Tubman Series … Continue reading EDITED: Lovejoy and Bowser on Teaching the Atlantic Slave Trade

EDITED: Fisher and O’Hara Volume on Race in Colonial Latin America

Andrew B. Fisher and Matthew D. O’Hara, eds. Imperial Subjects: Race and Identity in Colonial Latin America. Durham NC: Duke University Press Books, 2009. Abstract: "In colonial Latin America, social identity did not correlate neatly with fixed categories of race and ethnicity. As Imperial Subjects demonstrates, from the early years of Spanish and Portuguese rule, … Continue reading EDITED: Fisher and O’Hara Volume on Race in Colonial Latin America

BOOK: Finkelman and Kennon Edited Volume on Slavery in D.C.

Paul Finkelman and Donald R. Kennon, eds. In the Shadow of Freedom: The Politics of Slavery in the National Capital. Athens: Ohio University Press, 2011. From Ohio University Press: "Few images of early America were more striking, and jarring, than that of slaves in the capital city of the world’s most important free republic. Black … Continue reading BOOK: Finkelman and Kennon Edited Volume on Slavery in D.C.

BOOK: Wallace and Smith on Early Photography and African American Identity

Maurice O. Wallace and Shawn Michelle Smith, eds. Pictures and Progress: Early Photography and the Making of African American Identity. Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 2012. via Duke University Press: "The new book Pictures and Progress, co-edited by Duke Professor Maurice Wallace, looks at how the invention of photography was used for and against political … Continue reading BOOK: Wallace and Smith on Early Photography and African American Identity