CALL FOR PAPERS
50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE PUBLICATION OF RICHARD S. DUNN’S SUGAR AND SLAVES: THE RISE OF THE PLANTER CLASS IN THE ENGLISH WEST INDIES, 1624-1713
2022 marks the 50th anniversary of the publication of one of the foundational books in the writing of Caribbean and Atlantic history. Richard S. Dunn’s highly evocative work opened up an entire field of study. Since its publication, historians have both deepened our understanding of subjects first developed in Dunn’s work and, inspired by Dunn’s scholarship, turned to new topics entirely.
We call on scholars with an interest and expertise in the areas covered by Sugar and Slaves to submit proposals for selection as papers to be presented at a workshop (held remotely) in summer 2021, tentatively scheduled for June 28-29. Papers should engage the period and region of Dunn’s study—the seventeenth-century Caribbean—while showcasing innovative scholarship and new directions in the field. Our ambition is that some of these papers will be published in a special issue of Early American Studies in 2022, and these essays will need to be ready for submission for peer review at the journal by August 15, 2021.
Anyone interested in making a proposal along the lines indicated above should send a 500-word proposal and brief cv to Alison Games (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Trevor Burnard (email@example.com) by 15 March 2021. We will be in touch about details of a workshop on Sugar and Slaves by 1 April 2021.