Work of the Fellows: Edited Volumes

The Routledge History of Slavery

Burnard, Trevor (Fellow, 2008-09); Heuman, Gad J., ed.

London: Routledge, 2022

From the publisher's description:

Offering an unusual, transnational history of slavery, the chapters have all been specially commissioned for the collection. The volume begins by delineating the global nature of the institution of slavery, examining slavery in different parts of the world and over time. Topics covered here include slavery in Africa and the Indian Ocean World, as well as the Transatlantic Slave Trade. In Part Two, the chapters explore different themes that define slavery such as slave culture, the slave economy, slave resistance and the planter class, as well as areas of life affected by slavery, such as family and work. The final part goes on to study changes and continuities over time, looking at areas such as abolition, the aftermath of emancipation and commemoration. The volume concludes with a chapter on modern slavery.


Subjects: History; Slavery; Enslaved Persons; Slave Trade