The World Socialist Web Site will be celebrating the 244th anniversary of the Declaration of Independence by hosting a public, on-line discussion with five eminent historians: Victoria Bynum, Clayborne Carson, Richard Carwardine, James Oakes and Gordon Wood, moderated by me and WSWS International Editorial Board Chairman David North. I invite you to attend and to share this with students and colleagues. https://www.wsws.org/en/special/feature/americas-revolutions.html
I am inquiring about acquiring documents concerning the "floating factory," a slave trading scheme based on the permanently-stationed slaver Argyle near Anomabu on the Gold Coast from 1737-1743. I have reached out to a few scholars individually, but figured I would reach out more generally on H-Net.
Thank you very much, for everyone who is interested I would like to point out that there is a section on the above mentioned website about slavery in Russia and Central Asia, with some selected bibliography of primary sources and scholarly literature.