The Tudway of Wells papers are the most complete surviving private records pertaining to an Antiguan Sugar plantation; due in no small part to the arms-length nature of the plantation's ownership rendering correspondence between owners and managers essential. A combination of statistical ledgers and narrative correspondence yields quantitative and qualitative information to the researcher. The period covered by these records encompasses the un-phased transition of Antiguan slaves from slavery to waged work.
This unique publication unites a range of collections upon slavery for the first time. With a focus upon Jamaica and the West Indies, they also cover tensions in the anti-slavery movement as Christians challenged churches on their acceptance of proceeds from slavery; while transatlantic tensions were exacerbated when British protestors criticised slavery in the fledgling United States.
Suzanne Miers Oliver, Professor Emerita of History at Ohio University, passed away at home in Placida, Florida, on September 11, 2016, at the age of 93. Word of this great loss to the historical profession that she loved is only now reaching her many professional friends and colleagues.
Despite being abolished by law, slavery continues to be a global institution that crosses geographic, economic and legal borders. According to the most recent Global Slavery Index (2016-2017), it is estimated that over 40 million people are enslaved today, of which more than 15 million are women and girls.
Philippe Girard. Toussaint Louverture: A Revolutionary Life. New York: Basic Books, 2016. 352 pp. $29.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-465-09413-4.
Reviewed by Charlton Yingling (University of Louisville)
Published on H-Slavery (January, 2018)
Commissioned by David M. Prior