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Abolition and Antislavery  

John Stauffer

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Jul 2010
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Sep 2012
This article focuses on the historiography of abolition and antislavery. Abolitionism is an idea, articulated through language that emerged in the eighteenth century and propelled people ... More

Africa, Slavery, and the Slave Trade, Mid-Seventeenth to Mid-Eighteenth Centuries  

David Eltis

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2012
Which of the major components of the Atlantic world — the Americas, Africa, and Europe — was most immediately affected by the integration of the Old and New Worlds that Columbian contact ... More

Archaeology and Slavery  

Theresa Singleton

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Jul 2010
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Sep 2012
Archaeology provides an interdisciplinary approach to the study of slavery that combines analyses of archaeological findings with careful readings of traditional primary sources of ... More

Biology and African Slavery  

Kenneth F. Kiple

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Jul 2010
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Sep 2012
This article reviews scholarship on the biology of African slaves. Mother Africa ensured that her sons and daughters could tolerate a disease environment sufficiently harsh that it served ... More

Brazil  

Robert W. Slenes

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Jul 2010
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Sep 2012
This article reviews scholarship on the history and historiography of slavery in Brazil. Brazil possessed a more varied slave economy with a much larger sector producing for the internal ... More

British West Indies and Bermuda  

Trevor Burnard

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Jul 2010
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Sep 2012
This article reviews scholarship on the history and historiography of slavery in the British West Indies and Bermuda. The British West Indies differed from other places colonized by the ... More

Class and Slavery  

Jonathan Daniel Wells

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Jul 2010
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Sep 2012
This article reviews scholarship on class and slavery. The evolution of the historiography on class and slavery is complex, and historians have only recently begun to revisit some of their ... More

Colonial and Revolutionary United States  

Daniel C. Littlefield

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Jul 2010
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Sep 2012
This article reviews scholarship on the history and historiography of slavery in colonial and revolutionary United States. Slavery was a southern American institution associated primarily ... More

Comparative Slavery  

Enrico Dal Lago

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Jul 2010
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Sep 2012
This article first briefly reviews the historiography of comparative slavery, so as to identify the main trends and changes it went through. It then provides a summary of the state of the ... More

Cuba  

Matt D. Childs and Manuel Barcia

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Jul 2010
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Sep 2012
This article reviews scholarship on the history and historiography of slavery in Cuba. In the sixteenth-century, Africans crossed the Atlantic and accompanied Diego Velésquez and other ... More

Demography and Slavery  

Richard H. Steckel

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Jul 2010
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Sep 2012
This article discusses the demographic history of slavery. It covers the origins of African slavery, dimensions of the African slave trade, distribution of the slave population in 1825, ... More

Dutch Caribbean  

Henk den Heijer

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Jul 2010
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Sep 2012
This article reviews scholarship on the history and historiography of slavery in the Dutch Caribbean. The history of the Dutch slave trade and slavery started a new phase with the Dutch ... More

Early Republic and Antebellum United States  

Jeff Forret

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Jul 2010
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Sep 2012
This article reviews scholarship on the history and historiography of slavery in the early republic and antebellum United States. During the colonial period, slavery was present in varying ... More

The Economics of Slavery  

Peter Coclanis

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Jul 2010
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Sep 2012
This article examines issues of traditional concern to economic historians of slavery: the origins of and motivations/rationales for slavery; pattern and variation in the institution both ... More

Emancipation  

Christopher Schmidt‐Nowara

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Jul 2010
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Sep 2012
This article focuses on the historiography of emancipation in Latin America. Latin American independence was part of a widespread challenge to European colonialism in the Americas ... More

Finding Slave Voices  

Kathleen Hilliard

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Jul 2010
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Sep 2012
The aims of this article are twofold. First, it traces the broad contours of the historiography, examining the myriad ways in which scholars have come to incorporate the slave perspective ... More

French Caribbean  

John Garrigus

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Jul 2010
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Sep 2012
This article reviews scholarship on the history and historiography of slavery in the French Caribbean. Pierre d'Esnambuc, a Norman sailor, planted France's first Caribbean colony on the ... More

Gender and Slavery  

Kirsten E. Wood

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Jul 2010
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Sep 2012
In the last three decades, gender has become an indispensable category of analysis in the study of slavery in the Americas, illuminating both the day-to-day lives of enslaved and enslaving ... More

Indian Slavery  

Alan Gallay

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Jul 2010
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Sep 2012
Indian slavery was neither fleeting nor secondary to the story of colonialism, imperialism, and economic exploitation in the Americas. Persisting for centuries, it both pre-dated African ... More

Internal Slave Trades  

Michael Tadman

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Jul 2010
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Sep 2012
This article reviews scholarship on internal slave trades in the Americas. Intra-regional slave trades in the Americas have often left few records and have been little noticed by ... More

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