Slavery and Emancipation
Image: Hedy Tjin, “Plantage”, published in the children’s book Op de rug van Bigi Kayman, by Henna Goudzand Nahar (Amsterdam: Querido, 2021)
Series editors

Karwan Fatah-Black, Leiden University

Geographical Scope
Contributions to the series are not geographically restricted and can include the history of Atlantic and Indian Ocean slavery, as well as European, trans-Sahara, sub-Sahara, Black sea or indigenous American slavery.
Chronological Scope
Chronologically the emphasis will be on the period 1500 until the present. However, contributions on antiquity and medieval slavery are also very welcome.
Editorial Board

Ana-Lucia Araujo, Howard University
Adriana Chira, Emory University
Kate Ekama, Stellenbosch University
Joseph Sony Jean, Leiden University
Dries Lyna, Radboud University
Behnaz Mirzai, Brock University
Sophie Rose, University of Tübingen

Slavery, emancipation, abolition, global history, racialization, the afterlives of slavery, archives, sources

Slavery and Emancipation

This series contributes to breaking the mold of slavery studies by offering a platform for a wide range of historiographical approaches springing from a critical re-examination of primary sources. As the history of slavery and the legacy of its global abolition continue to fascinate scholars, this series takes as a starting point the idea that any understanding of slavery and its societal afterlife necessarily calls for an analysis of the distribution of historical power, as well as an acknowledgement of the fact that – while varying in scale and intensity – forms of enslavement can be found throughout human civilization and across the globe.

As such, it pays close attention to the legacies of slavery, such as cultural production, cultures of remembrance and forms of exclusion, as well as the struggle for equality and emancipation. We welcome proposals that deal with topics such as, but are not exclusive to, enslaved lifeways, legal foundations, economies of slavery, abolition of slavery, representations, cultures of resistance, and emancipation.

Forthcoming (contracted) titles include:

  • Slavery in the Cultural Imagination: Debates, Silences and Dissent in the Neerlandophone Space, Marrigje Paijmans & Karwan Fatah-Black (eds.)
  • The Dutch Transatlantic Slave Trade: New Methods, Perspectives, and Sources, Ramona Negrón, Karwan Fatah-Black, Jessica den Oudsten, and Camilla de Koning (eds.)
  • The Legal Framework of Slavery in the Dutch Republic and Its Colonies, Bastiaan D. van der Velden
  • The Private Slave Trade in Eighteenth-Century Amsterdam. On Jochem Matthijs and Coenraad Smitt, Ramona Negrón and Jessica den Oudsten
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