Who We Are

H-Slavery is an academic network managed by an international crew of volunteer editors. We publish content and facilitate moderated discussion using The Commons, a digital platform developed by our non-profit parent organization, H-Net: Humanities and Social Sciences Online.  This page acknowledges the superb work that our volunteers do on the behalf of the field of slavery studies.

Our staff consists of regular contributors, Network Editors, Review Editors, and our Advisory Board. Our regular contributors include Alexi Garrett, who runs our Twitter account (@H_Slavery_HNet), and Nick Sacco, who offers us a series of updates on Reconstruction’s sesquicentennial.  Our Network Editors manage our main page on a daily basis and help produce academic content.  Jorge Felipe has recently joined our crew to help cover digital projects on slavery.  Elise Mitchell and Willie Mack moderate conversation on our main page. Steve Peraza has built our syllabus database and conducts our interviews about teaching.  David Prior manages H-Slavery and has developed its Topical Guides series. Claus K. Meyer, our longest serving member, and David run our reviews program. On our Advisory Board, Jeff Forret and Kathleen Hilliard help guide H-Slavery's longterm development.

We also have to thank a long list of alumni who have contributed to H-Slavery over the years. From 2016 to 2017 Paula DumasNicola FrithSasha Turner, and Renee Wiseman helped run our Twitter account, with Alexi Garrett managing it from 2017 to 2018. We especially thank Douglas Deal, Robert Forbes, Steven Mintz, and Claus for founding H-Slavery back in 1995.