Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Chapter 11: Slaves Supplicant and Slaves Triumphant: The Middle Passage of an Abolitionist Icon

Toussaint L'Ouverture In the eleventh chapter of Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade:Interactions, Identities, and Images, Jeffrey R. Kerr-Richie examines a transition in the visual representation of the slave from the beseeching captive to the grateful ex-slave and argues that the popular visual image of slave supplication was crucial in constructing the metaphorical image of… Continue reading Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Chapter 11: Slaves Supplicant and Slaves Triumphant: The Middle Passage of an Abolitionist Icon

Interview with Ana Lucia Araujo about Cambria Slavery Studies Series

The following is a recent interview with Professor Ana Lucia Araujo (Howard University) about slavery studies. Professor Araujo is the general editor of the Cambria Slavery Studies Series. Question: Congratulations on being nominated as a member of the International Scientific Committee of the UNESCO Slave Route Project! Could you please take us back a little… Continue reading Interview with Ana Lucia Araujo about Cambria Slavery Studies Series

President Abraham Lincoln and Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation on Slavery

One hundred and fifty-three years ago on this day, President Abraham Lincoln had issued a preliminary proclamation warning that he would order the emancipation of all slaves in any state that did not end its rebellion against the Union by January 1, 1863. Today the history and memory of slavery is an important area of… Continue reading President Abraham Lincoln and Preliminary Emancipation Proclamation on Slavery

#Slavery: African Heritage and Memories of Slavery in Brazil and the South Atlantic World (Ana Lucia Araujo) now available!

"Brazil imported the largest number of enslaved Africans during the Atlantic slave trade era [...] Today, with the exception of Nigeria, the largest population of people of African descent is in Brazil [...] Yet, Brazil has a complex relationship with its slave past; consequently, these complications spill over into the various dimensions of Brazil’s rich… Continue reading #Slavery: African Heritage and Memories of Slavery in Brazil and the South Atlantic World (Ana Lucia Araujo) now available!

#AHA2014 annual meeting – Slavery history expert Ana Lucia Araujo at multiple sessions

Even though Cambria Press author and Slavery: Past and Present book series general editor Ana Lucia Araujo organized multiple slavery sessions at the #2014AHA annual meeting and was extremely busy, it was wonderful of her to make the time to come to the Cambria Press booth especially because her books, Public Memory of Slavery: Victims… Continue reading #AHA2014 annual meeting – Slavery history expert Ana Lucia Araujo at multiple sessions

Cambria Press author and series editor Ana Lucia Araujo interviewed for Latino Americans spotlight!

Cambria Press author and series editor Ana Lucia Araujo (Howard University) was interviewed for a spotlight segment on Latino Americans. In the interview, Dr. Araujo commented on the similarities between her native Brazil and the United States, in particular the histories of slavery in both countries which has resulted in legacies of racism and racial… Continue reading Cambria Press author and series editor Ana Lucia Araujo interviewed for Latino Americans spotlight!

Outstanding Cambria Press Book Review! Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade highly praised by the Journal of Latin American Studies!

Cambria Press congratulates Professor Ana Lucia Araujo on the laudatory review of Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Interactions, Identities, and Images by the Journal of Latin American Studies. The review states that: "The scholarly quality of the dozen essays included here is uniformly high ... The quality and variety of the contributions make this book a… Continue reading Outstanding Cambria Press Book Review! Paths of the Atlantic Slave Trade highly praised by the Journal of Latin American Studies!