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.

Recent Content

CFP: Virginia Forum

Virginia Forum: March 3–5, 2016

“Convergences and Disjunctures”

The 2016 Virginia Forum will be hosted by the Jamestown-Yorktown Foundation and held at the Jamestown Settlement in Williamsburg, Virginia. The Virginia Forum brings together historians, teachers, writers, archivists, museum curators, historic site interpreters, librarians, and others engaged in the study and interpretation of Virginia history to share their knowledge, research, and experiences.

Re: Capitalism and Slavery in the United States: Where Do We Stand?

Recent scholarship expands the focus of slavery's capitalism from the foundational questions asked by scholars like Claudia Goldin and Gavin Wright. Edward E. Baptist's The Half Has Never Been Told (2014) exemplifies this shift in its comprehensive approach to "the making of American capitalism." Other recent literature taking the field in new directions includes:

Bonnie Martin, “Slavery's Invisible Engine:Mortgaging Human Property,” Journal of Southern History, 76 (November 2010): 817–866.