Category: Studies in Slavery

Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Chapter 5: “‘The Ship of Slavery’: Atlantic Slave Trade Suppression, Liberated Africans, and Black Abolition Politics in Antebellum New York” (Excerpts)

Despite the general concern with slavery suppression issues among northern black activists, only James Pennington became actively involved in the question of what would happen to Africans rescued from American-intercepted slavers.

Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Chapter 4: “New Africans in the Postslavery French West Indies and Guiana, 1854–1889” (Excerpts)

In the fourth chapter of Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Interactions, Identities, and Images, Céline Flory examines the employment of thousands of indentured workers in French West Indies and French Guiana after the French abolition of slavery in 1848. Bought by private merchants, these West Central Africans from the Gabon and Loango-Congo areas were promised freedom in return for...

Lecture by Professor Kimberly Cleveland at Emory University

Dr. Kimberly Cleveland, Associate Professor of Art History, Georgia State University, and author of Black Women Slaves Who Nourished a Nation: Artistic Renderings of Wet Nurses in Brazil, will be giving a lecture on Wednesday, December 4, 2019, at Noon at Emory University. This book is part of the Cambria Studies in Slavery Series, headed by Professor Ana Lucia Araujo...

#lutopelomuseunacional: The Museo Nacional de Brasil and how it preserved African Heritage and Memories of Slavery in Brazil

The loss of the Museo Nacional de Brasil (National Museum of Brazil) is simply devastating. As The New York Times noted “some items in the collection are irreplaceable to science, as well as the country’s national memory.” Long before the tragic fire, Mariza de Carvalho Soares, a Brazilian historian and researcher at the CNPq/MCT (Brazilian national endowment agency), who has...

Cambria Press Publication Review: African Heritage and Memories of Slavery in Brazil and the South Atlantic World

Congratulations to Professor Ana Lucia Araujo on yet another outstanding review of her book African Heritage and Memories of Slavery in Brazil and the South Atlantic World! The Journal of Lusophone Studies praised the book for being “a much needed transatlantic study on Africa and Brazil has finally come alive… in this formidable volume … the ten chapters offer a compendium of well...

Cambria Press Publication Review: Transatlantic Memories of Slavery

Congratulations to Professors  Elisa Bordin and Anna Scacchi on the glowing review of their book, Transatlantic Memories of Slavery: Reimagining the Past, Changing the Future, by the European Journal of American Studies. The following are excerpts from the book review. “With great courage, sharp intuition and professional dedication they have tackled some of the most controversial issues of historical revision and imaginative...

LASA 2016 Highlights – New & Noteworthy in Latin American Studies

We are proud to launch Dr. Gabriela Fried Amilivia’s new book, State Terrorism and the Politics of Memory in Latin America, at the LASA congress. This interdisciplinary study, written in a highly accessible style, will have both specialists and nonspecialists appreciating it for how it vividly brings to life the terror inflicted by the state on its people and how...

Ida B. Wells Birthday Tribute: Black Women as Custodians of History

Cambria Press Book Highlight in honor of Ida B. Wells’s Birthday “Like W. E. B. Du Bois, black activist and journalist Ida B. Wells also chose to become an interpreter of facts in her writings about lynching at the turn of the twentieth century [… and] called African Americans to write and distribute accurate histories that would counteract the false depictions created...

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