Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Chapter 6: Common Bedfellows? Brazilian Antislavery and Anti–Capital Punishment Efforts in Comparative Perspective (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 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)

Coffee plantation in the West Indies, c. 1860s–1880s. 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… Continue reading Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Chapter 4: “New Africans in the Postslavery French West Indies and Guiana, 1854–1889” (Excerpts)

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… Continue reading Lecture by Professor Kimberly Cleveland at Emory University

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

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

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… Continue reading Cambria Press Publication Review: Transatlantic Memories of Slavery

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… Continue reading LASA 2016 Highlights – New & Noteworthy in Latin American Studies

Essential Books on Slavery on Amazon Kindle

Here are a few outstanding Cambria Press books you can get (or give) on Amazon Kindle: African Heritage and Memories of Slavery in Brazil and the South Atlantic World by Ana Lucia Araujo (ed) $29.99 "The memory of slavery and the slave trade has strongly influenced how history is understood. What is remembered and why… Continue reading Essential Books on Slavery on Amazon Kindle

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