Stephen, you might be interested in the Cambridge World History of Slavery series. Volumes 1 (ancient world) and 3 (1420-1804) are already available, and I know that more volumes are underway.
H-Slavery seeks to promote interaction and exchange among scholars engaged in research on slavery, the slave trade, abolition, and emancipation. It is dedicated to the dissemination of information about the history of slavery and antislavery in all time periods and parts of the world.
Great idea Steve, and a good example of how H-Slavery subscribers are welcome to bounce ideas around in this space!
Thank you for the great guide, Lisa! I learned a lot from this. My suggestion is not necessarily for this guide, but perhaps for a future guide from H-Slavery. I noticed that the systems of slavery in the Islamic world differ in several ways from slavery in the United States. I'd be interested if a future guide could compare the institution of slavery throughout the world and explore these similarities and differences. It seems that this would be a great way to enrich our understanding of the topic.
We'd love to hear any feedback that our subscribers have on this most recent topical guide. Many thanks to Lisa for working up such an excellent series of comments! Use the reply feature to provide any comments. Just a reminder that scholars interested in developing a topical guide on a subject related to slavery studies can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lisa Nielson, Anisfield-Wolf SAGES Fellow at Case Western Reserve University, offers H-Slavery the second of a series of topical guides concerning the study of slavery. The goal of this post is to provide a concise introduction to the major themes and works within this field with the hope of fostering more dialogue on the topic. Full references to works mentioned in the text appear in the bibliography below.