Slavery & Abolition

Slavery & Abolition is the only journal devoted in its entirety to a discussion of the demographic, socio-economic, historical and psychological aspects of human bondage from the ancient period to the present. It is also concerned with the dismantling of the slave systems and with the legacy of slavery. The journal publishes research articles, comments, reflections and review articles. There are frequent special thematic issues and an important annual bibliographical supplement on slavery which provides the only comprehensive listing of books and articles in the field.

4 issues per year.

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Latest articles

Volume 37 (2)

Custom and law: The status of enslaved Africans in seventeenth-century Barbados
vol. 37 (2): 233-255
‘Cruel necessity’: capitalism, the discourse of sympathy, and the problem of the slave trade in the age of human rights
vol. 37 (2): 256-283
The internal economy of Cuban tobacco slavery
vol. 37 (2): 284-306
The Persistence of the slave market in seventeenth-century Central Mexico
vol. 37 (2): 307-333
Merchant networks, the guarantee system and the British slave trade to Jamaica in the 1790s
vol. 37 (2): 334-352
‘In the wreck of a master's fortune’: slave provisioning and planter debt in the British Caribbean
vol. 37 (2): 353-374
Land of hope and dreams: slavery and abolition in the Dutch Leeward islands, 1825–1865
vol. 37 (2): 375-398
‘A moral millstone'?: British humanitarian governance and the policy of liberated African apprenticeship, 1808–1848
vol. 37 (2): 399-422
A radical change of heart: Robert Wedderburn's last word on slavery
vol. 37 (2): 423-445
The autobiography of Jacob Von Brunn, from African captive to Liberian missionary
vol. 37 (2): 446-471
Making freedom: the underground railroad and the politics of slavery
vol. 37 (2): 485-486

Volume 37 (1)

The Kingdom of Kongo and Palo Mayombe: Reflections on an African-American Religion
vol. 37 (1): 1-22
The Registers of Liberated Africans of the Havana Slave Trade Commission: Implementation and Policy, 1824–1841
vol. 37 (1): 23-44
Prize Possessions: Transported Material Culture of the Post-Abolition Enslaved – New Evidence from St Helena
vol. 37 (1): 45-72
Waged Slavery – Incentivizing Unfree Labour at Cape Coast Castle in the Eighteenth Century
vol. 37 (1): 73-93
Up from Childhood: When African-American Enslaved Children Learned of Their Servile Status
vol. 37 (1): 94-116
Transatlantic Encounters and the Origins of James Henley Thornwell's Proslavery Ideology
vol. 37 (1): 117-138
British Proslavery Arguments and the Bible, 1823–1833
vol. 37 (1): 139-158
Sugar, Slavery and Productivity in Jamaica, 1750–1807
vol. 37 (1): 159-182
‘A Very Hell of Horrors’? The Haitian Revolution and the Early Transatlantic Haitian Gothic
vol. 37 (1): 183-205