BOOK: Cecelski on Former Slave Turned Union Spy Abraham H. Galloway

David S. Cecelski, The Fire of Freedom: Abraham Galloway and the Slaves’ Civil War. Durham, NC: The University of North Carolina Press, 2012. Abraham H. Galloway (1837-70) was a fiery young slave rebel, radical abolitionist, and Union spy who rose out of bondage to become one of the most significant and stirring black leaders in the … Continue reading BOOK: Cecelski on Former Slave Turned Union Spy Abraham H. Galloway

BOOK: McCandless on Slavery and Disease in the Carolinas

Peter McCandless, Slavery, Disease, and Suffering in the Southern Lowcountry. 1st ed. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2011. From Cambridge U Press: On the eve of the Revolution, the Carolina lowcountry was the wealthiest and unhealthiest region in British North America. Slavery, Disease, and Suffering in the Southern Lowcountry argues that the two were … Continue reading BOOK: McCandless on Slavery and Disease in the Carolinas

EDITED: Gleeson and Lewis on the Bicentennial of the International Slave Trade Bans

David T. Gleeson and Simon Lewis, eds. Ambiguous Anniversary: The Bicentennial of the International Slave Trade Bans. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, 2012. From University of South Carolina Press: In March 1807, within a few weeks of each other, both the United States and the United Kingdom passed laws banning the international slave trade. Two … Continue reading EDITED: Gleeson and Lewis on the Bicentennial of the International Slave Trade Bans

Weekend Reading: The Public Archive on “Radical Black Cities”

This week, The Public Archive published its fourth installment on Radical Black Reading.  The subject was race, urbanity, black geographies, and sense of place: In this, The Public Archive’s fourth installment of Radical Black Reading,* we hope to contribute to an informal conversation about the history, plight, and future of Black cities – and towards the … Continue reading Weekend Reading: The Public Archive on “Radical Black Cities”

BOOK: Harris on African Americans in Pre-Emancipation New York

Leslie M. Harris, In the Shadow of Slavery: African Americans in New York City, 1626-1863. Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 2003. From University of Chicago Press: In 1991 in lower Manhattan, a team of construction workers made an astonishing discovery. Just two blocks from City Hall, under twenty feet of asphalt, concrete, and rubble, lay … Continue reading BOOK: Harris on African Americans in Pre-Emancipation New York

REF: Berry and Alford’s Encyclopedia of Enslaved Women in America

Daina Ramey Berry and Deleso A. Alford, eds. Enslaved Women in America: An Encyclopedia. Westport, CT: Greenwood, 2012. via Greenwood: This singular reference provides an authoritative account of the daily lives of enslaved women in the United States, from colonial times to emancipation following the Civil War. Through essays, photos, and primary source documents, the female … Continue reading REF: Berry and Alford’s Encyclopedia of Enslaved Women in America

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

BOOK: Soares on Slavery, Catholicism, and Urban Life in Eighteenth-Century Rio

Mariza de Carvalho Soares, People of Faith: Slavery and African Catholics in Eighteenth-Century Rio De Janeiro. Translated by Jerry D. Metz. Duke University Press Books, 2011. Description (Duke University Press): "In People of Faith, Mariza de Carvalho Soares reconstructs the everyday lives of Mina slaves transported in the eighteenth century to Rio de Janeiro from … Continue reading BOOK: Soares on Slavery, Catholicism, and Urban Life in Eighteenth-Century Rio

Call for Papers/Panels: Life Histories of African Slaves (ASA 2013 & AEGIS 2013)

via The Harriet Tubman Institute: Over the last five years, Alice Bellagamba, Carolyn Brown, Sandra Greene and Martin Klein have been involved in a project to find and publish African sources on the history of slavery and the slave trade within Africa. The most recent was a conference in Berlin that dealt with work and … Continue reading Call for Papers/Panels: Life Histories of African Slaves (ASA 2013 & AEGIS 2013)

RESOURCE: The New Orleans Slave Sample, 1804-1862 (and Instructional Materials)

  Robert W. Fogel and Stanley L. Engerman. New Orleans Slaves Sale Sample, 1804-1862, compiled by Robert W. Fogel and Stanley L. Engerman, University of Rochester, 2008. James W. Oberly, New Orleans Slave Sample, 1804-1862 [Instructional Materials], Ann Arbor, MI, 2002. Summary: "This study includes data on slave sales that occurred on the New Orleans slave … Continue reading RESOURCE: The New Orleans Slave Sample, 1804-1862 (and Instructional Materials)