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

Black Hero Nat Turner, His Legacy, and the Memory of Slave History

More than two centuries ago, black hero Nat Turner was born on this day.  Yet, as Elisa Bordin and Anna Scacchi note in their groundbreaking new book, Transatlantic Memories of Slavery: Reimagining the Past, Changing the Future that "Unlike other black enslaved heroes and fighters against slavery, whose monuments can be found all over the other Americas, there is… Continue reading Black Hero Nat Turner, His Legacy, and the Memory of Slave History

#ASALH100: Cambria Author & Slavery Series Editor Ana Lucia Araujo (Howard University) at 2 Sessions

Cambria Press Author & Slavery Series Editor Ana Lucia Araujo (Howard University) will be at two sessions at the centennial meeting and conference of the Association for the Study of African American Life and History (ASALH). Cambria Publications by Dr. Araujo (more reviews at http://www.cambriapress.com): Public Memory of Slavery: Victims and Perpetrators in the South… Continue reading #ASALH100: Cambria Author & Slavery Series Editor Ana Lucia Araujo (Howard University) at 2 Sessions

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!

LASA 2014: Democracy and Memory

The theme for this year's LASA congress--democracy and memory--is a highly important one which presses scholars to consider critical questions regarding the impact of collective memory and institutional development. From the LASA website, these questions are: Does this past, shaped by collective memories that are themselves constructed of narratives, shared experiences, and interpretations of everyday… Continue reading LASA 2014: Democracy and Memory

Latin American Studies Association (LASA 2013) Congress in Washington DC Exceeded Expectations!

Cambria Press is pleased to report that the LASA 2013 annual conference in Washington D.C. last week was our busiest yet and exceeded our expectations! There was great interest in our Latin American titles which have earned great reviews, as well as the two series which were highlighted for the LASA conference--Cambria Studies in Slavery:… Continue reading Latin American Studies Association (LASA 2013) Congress in Washington DC Exceeded Expectations!

Book Highlights for Latin American Studies (LASA 2012)

Cambria Press would like to highlight a few books, which have garnered excellent book reviews, for scholars in Latin American studies. These books would be valuable additions to academic libraries not only for their Latin American studies collections but also for their history and literature collections as well. In addition to the two recent posted… Continue reading Book Highlights for Latin American Studies (LASA 2012)