EDITED: Campbell and Elbourne on Sex, Power and Slavery

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: … Continue reading EDITED: Campbell and Elbourne on Sex, Power and Slavery

AUDIO: Eltis on the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database | Africa Past and Present

On Africa Past and Present: David Eltis, Robert W. Woodruff Professor of History at Emory University, on the making of the Transatlantic Slave Trade database,  a landmark collaborative digital project he has co-edited for two decades. Eltis discusses the research process, online dissemination, and new directions for the initiative. This is the second part of … Continue reading AUDIO: Eltis on the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade Database | Africa Past and Present

BOOK: Cowling on Women, Gender, Emancipation in Cuba & Brazil

Cowling, Camillia. Conceiving Freedom: Women of Color, Gender, and the Abolition of Slavery in Havana and Rio de Janeiro. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2013. via UNC Press: "In Conceiving Freedom, Camillia Cowling shows how gender shaped urban routes to freedom for the enslaved during the process of gradual emancipation in Cuba and … Continue reading BOOK: Cowling on Women, Gender, Emancipation in Cuba & Brazil

BOOK: Mattoso on Slavery in Brazil

African Diaspora, Ph.D. is revisiting scholarship that has shaped the study of people of African descent across time and place. Kátia M. de Queirós Mattoso. To Be a Slave in Brazil, 1550-1888. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press, 1986. In a 1987, Maricela Medina wrote: Although the bibliography on Brazilian slavery is extensive, publishedworks have generally … Continue reading BOOK: Mattoso on Slavery in Brazil

CONF: Race and Nation in the Age of Emancipations

via the website: “Race and Nation in the Age of Emancipations: A Symposium on the Atlantic World” seeks to explore the complicated relationship of race, citizenship, and national identity during the tumultuous long nineteenth century. By examining this connection in particular contexts within a broad Atlantic perspective, this symposium will contribute to a better understand … Continue reading CONF: Race and Nation in the Age of Emancipations

ARTICLES: Borucki and Lokken in May 2013 HAHR

Articles of interest in the May 2013 Hispanic American Historical Review. Alex Borucki, “Shipmate Networks and Black Identities in the Marriage Files of Montevideo, 1768–1803.” Hispanic American Historical Review 93, no. 2 (May 1, 2013): 205–238. Abstract: The experience of enslaved Africans in the Atlantic crossing redefined the meanings of the nomenclature emerging from the slave … Continue reading ARTICLES: Borucki and Lokken in May 2013 HAHR

VIDEO/FILM: Viramundo (with Gilberto Gil)

via official website: After decades of sold out shows and international recognition, musician Gilberto Gil embarks on a new kind of world tour through the southern hemisphere. From Bahia, he travels to the land of the Aborigines of Australia and the townships of South Africa, ending in the Brazilian Amazon region. With the same passion, … Continue reading VIDEO/FILM: Viramundo (with Gilberto Gil)

TOC: Slavery & Abolition 34:1

The latest issue of Slavery & Abolition includes the following articles: Scrambling for Slaves: Captive Sales in Colonial South Carolina Sean Kelley Pages: 1-21 The Penalty of a Tyrant's Law: Landscapes of Incarceration during the Second Slavery Kelly Birch & Thomas C. Buchanan Pages: 22-38 The British Honduras Colony: Black Emigrationist Support for Colonization in … Continue reading TOC: Slavery & Abolition 34:1

ARTICLE: Undurraga on Slaves’ Use of Honor in Chile

Carolina González Undurraga, "Los usos del honor por esclavos y esclavas: del cuerpo injuriado al cuerpo liberado (Chile, 1750-1823)," Nuevo Mundo Mundos Nuevos [En línea], Coloquios, Puesto en línea el 10 septiembre 2012, consultado el 08 octubre 2012. URL : http://nuevomundo.revues.org/2869. (English) Abstract: This paper tries to explain one of the strategies used by slaves – … Continue reading ARTICLE: Undurraga on Slaves’ Use of Honor in Chile

BOOK: Golash-Boza on Blackness in Peru

  Tanya Maria Golash-Boza, Yo Soy Negro: Blackness in Peru. Gainesville: University Press of Florida, 2012. From University Press of Florida: Yo Soy Negro is the first book in English--in fact, the first book in any language in more than two decades--to address what it means to be black in Peru. Based on extensive ethnographic … Continue reading BOOK: Golash-Boza on Blackness in Peru