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...

POLITICO Magazine article by the Honorable Rose Gottemoeller—the first woman to to lead a major nuclear arms negotiation and the first female NATO Deputy Secretary General

Read this POLITICO Magazine article by the Honorable Rose Gottemoeller—the first woman to to lead a major nuclear arms negotiation and the first female NATO Deputy Secretary General—which includes an excerpt from her new book Negotiating the New START Treaty released this week. What the experts are saying about the book: Future negotiators would benefit from reading @Gottemoeller‘s memoir of...

Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Chapter 3: “‘An Act of Deportation’: The Jamaican Maroons’ Journey from Freedom to Slavery and Back Again, 1796–1836” (Excerpts)

In the third chapter of Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Interactions, Identities, and Images, Jeffrey Fortin discusses how the Trelawney Maroons fought and negotiated with the British to preserve a certain idea of community. Deported from Jamaica to Nova Scotia, then from Nova Scotia to Sierra Leone, and finally back to Jamaica, the Maroons reversed a centuries-old route of...

Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Chapter 2: “Accounting for ‘Wharfage, Porterage, and Pilferage’: Maritime Slaves and Resistance in Charleston, South Carolina” (Excerpts)

In the second chapter of Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Interactions, Identities, and Images, Craig T. Marin shows how the daily work of maritime slaves alongside sailors and servants permanently altered both the plantation slave system and the export economy of South Carolina, making them more reflective of African and African American cultural forms. Marin demonstrates that the constant...

Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Chapter 1: “New England Merchants and the Circum-Caribbean Slave Trade” (Excerpts)

Ten years ago we published a highly acclaimed volume, Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Interactions, Identities, and Images, edited by leading slavery studies scholar Professor Ana Lucia Araujo (Howard University). The book continues to be an important resource, and in celebration of its ten-year anniversary, we will be highlighting excerpts from each chapter of the book. This is Chapter...

Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Introduction

Ten years ago we published a highly acclaimed volume, Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Interactions, Identities, and Images, edited by leading slavery studies scholar Professor Ana Lucia Araujo (Howard University). The book continues to be an important resource, and in celebration of its ten-year anniversary, we will be highlighting excerpts from each chapter of the book, beginning with the...

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