Kevin Waite. West of Slavery: The Southern Dream of a Transcontinental Empire. The David J. Weber Series in the New Borderlands History. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2021. Illustrations. xv + 372 pp. $29.95 (paper), ISBN 978-1-4696-6319-7; $95.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-6318-0.
Christian Pinnen. Complexion of Empire in Natchez: Race and Slavery in the Mississippi Borderlands. Early American Places Series. Athens: University of Georgia Press, 2021. Illustrations. 329 pp. $59.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-0-8203-5850-5.
Reviewed by Kenneth Aslakson (Union College) Published on H-Early-America (March, 2022) Commissioned by Patrick Luck (Florida Polytechnic University)
Andrew Kettler. The Smell of Slavery: Olfactory Racism and the Atlantic World. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020. Illustrations. 254 pp. $39.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-108-49073-3; $32.00 (e-book), ISBN 978-1-108-84827-5.
Reviewed by William Tullett (Anglia Ruskin University) Published on H-Early-America (March, 2022) Commissioned by Troy Bickham (Texas A&M University)
Lee B. Wilson. Bonds of Empire: The English Origins of Slave Law in South Carolina and British Plantation America, 1660–1783. Cambridge Historical Studies in American Law and Society Series. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021. 288 pp. $59.99 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-108-49525-7.
Reviewed by Trevor G. Burnard (University of Hull) Published on H-Albion (March, 2022) Commissioned by Jeffrey R. Wigelsworth (Red Deer Polytechnic)
Karen Cook Bell. Running from Bondage: Enslaved Women and Their Remarkable Fight for Freedom in Revolutionary America. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021. viii + 248 pp. $21.17 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-108-83154-3.
Mark W. Hauser. Mapping Water in Dominica: Enslavement and Environment under Colonialism. Seattle: University of Washington Press, 2021. xvii + 249 pp. $30.00 (paper), ISBN 978-0-295-74872-6.
Reviewed by Gerald Horne (University of Houston) Published on H-Environment (February, 2022) Commissioned by Daniella McCahey (Texas Tech University)
Cécile Vidal. Caribbean New Orleans: Empire, Race, and the Making of a Slave Society. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 2019. 552 pp. $49.95 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-4696-4518-6.
Reviewed by Kristin C. Lee (University College, Washington University in St. Louis) Published on H-Atlantic (January, 2022) Commissioned by Bryan Rindfleisch (Marquette University)
Alice L. Baumgartner. South to Freedom: Runaway Slaves to Mexico and the Road to the Civil War. New York: Basic Books, 2020. Maps. xi + 365 pp. $32.00 (cloth), ISBN 978-1-5416-1778-0.
Reviewed by Patrick Kelly (UTSA) Published on H-CivWar (January, 2022) Commissioned by Niels Eichhorn