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.

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CALL FOR PAPERS Special issue of The Journal of Hate Studies: Hate and Heritage

In the spring of 2015, actor Ben Affleck appeared on PBS’s Finding Your Roots, hosted by Henry Louis Gates. In preparation for the show, which traces the genealogies of famous Americans, Affleck requested that information about his family’s ownership of black slaves be omitted from the broadcast, though details about Affleck’s more noble ancestors, including his mother, who was a Freedom Rider, were highlighted. When the omission was publically revealed, Affleck admitted that he was “embarrassed” by ancestors who owned slaves.

Harriet Tubman Book Prize

The Lapidus Center for the Historical Analysis of Transatlantic Slavery at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture is accepting submissions for the first annual Harriet Tubman Book Prize. The award honors a distinguished and appropriately documented nonfiction book published in the United States in 2015 on the slave trade, slavery, and anti-slavery in the Atlantic World. It carries a $7,500 prize.