Tony Frazier, 2021–22

Slaves Without Wages: Runaway Black Slaves and Servants in Eighteenth-Century London

Mellon-HBCU Fellowship, 2021-22

Associate Professor of History, North Carolina Central University


Frazier, Tony

Tony Frazier is associate professor of history at North Carolina Central University. His research covers the social and legal history of blacks in eighteenth-century Great Britain, Atlantic slavery and emancipation, and African American history. Frazier’s current project, Slaves Without Wages: Runaway Black Slaves and Servants in Eighteenth-Century London (Peter Lang Press Oxford), examines how slavery ended in eighteenth-century Great Britain.

He has published articles on black British history in the eighteenth century around race and representation in English plays, art, and riots. He is currently completing an article on the memory of Nat Turner in the 1930s amongst the black left. At North Carolina Central University, he regularly teaches courses in European history, African diaspora, African American history, and world history. He recently completed a summer fellowship at the Digital Ethnic Studies Institute at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln working on a digital project about the 1839 Amistad revolt.

Selected Publications

  • Frazier, Tony. “The Black Image in the English Gaze: Depictions of Blackness in English Art.” International Journal of Art and Art History 7, no.2 (2019): 39-52.
  • Frazier, Tony. “The 1780 Gordon Riots: Black Participation in English Protests.” American International Journal of Humanities and Social Science 5, no. 3 (2019): 12-22.
  • Frazier, Tony. “The Invention of Mungo: Race and Representation in the Eighteenth-Century Atlantic World.” International Journal of Arts and Humanities 5, no. 2 (2019): 17-27.
  • Frazier, Tony. “The African Diaspora in Europe: The Black Presence in England from the Fifteenth to the Eighteenth Century.” In Topics in African Diaspora, edited by Jim C. Harper, Charles D. Johnson, Tony Frazier, and Jarvi L. Hargrove, 89-96. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2016.
  • Frazier, Tony. “Caribbean Migration to Great Britain in the Twentieth Century.” In Topics in African Diaspora, edited by Jim C. Harper, Charles D. Johnson, Tony Frazier, and Jarvi L. Hargrove, 241-52. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt Publishing, 2016.
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