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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

Congratulations to the Winner of the 2013 George and Ann Richards Prize

Thavolia Glymph has won the George and Ann Richards Prize for the best article published in The Journal of the Civil War Era in 2013. Her article, “Rose’s War and the Gendered Politics of Slave Insurgency in the Civil War,” appeared in the December issue. The article was selected for the award by a two-person panel consisting of past Richards Prize winners. The prize earns the recipient a $1,000 award.

Latest issue of J. of African Diaspora Archaeology & Heritage now available


Our new issue of the Journal of African Diaspora Archaeology and Heritage is now available online and in the mail to subscribers.

A table of contents is set out below.

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Stone Artifacts and Glass Tools from Enslaved African Contexts on St. Kitts’ Southeast Peninsula,
By Todd M. Ahlman Bobby R. Braly and Gerald F. Schroedl
Journal of African Diaspora Archaeology and Heritage, Vol. 3, No. 1: 1-25.

The “Color” of Heritage: Decolonizing Collaborative Archaeology in the Caribbean,
By Edward González-Tennant

Xpost: Origins of "Jezebel"?

Melissa Gismondi posted this query at h-shear that I think would be of interest here:

TOC: Slavery & Abolition , March 2014

MARCH, 2014


Yuko Miki, "Slave and Citizen in Black and Red: Reconsidering the Intersection of African and Indigenous Slavery in Postcolonial Brazil"

Benedetta Rossi, "Migration and Emancipation in West Africa’s Labour History: The Missing Links"

Shane O'Rourke, "Monarchy, Gender and Emancipation: Grand Duchess Elena Pavlovna of Russia and Princess Isabel of Brazil and the Ending of Servile Labour"

Jared Hardesty, "An Angry God in the Hands of Sinners: Enslaved Africans and the Uses of Protestant Christianity in Pre-Revolutionary Boston"

Rebecca Shumway, "Castle Slaves of the Eighteenth-Century Gold Coast (Ghana)"