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 (4)

‘Thence to Patty Cannon’s’: gender, family, and the reverse Underground Railroad
vol. 37 (4): 661-679
Rebellion or riot?: black Loyalist food laws in Sierra Leone
vol. 37 (4): 680-703
Unequal partners in crime: masters, slaves and free people of color in Santo Domingo, c.1600–1650
vol. 37 (4): 704-723
Cohabitation registers and the study of slave families in Virginia
vol. 37 (4): 744-760

Volume 37 (3)

Ireland, slavery, antislavery, post-slavery and empire: an historiographical survey
vol. 37 (3): 489-504
Common ground: positioning Ireland within studies of slavery, anti-slavery and empire
vol. 37 (3): 505-520
‘A Good Head and a Better Whip’: Ireland, Enlightenment, and the body of slavery in Marlon James’s The Book of Night Women
vol. 37 (3): 521-540
Colonial bodies and the abolition of slavery: a tale of two Cobbes
vol. 37 (3): 541-560
Debating empire and slavery: Ireland and British India, 1820–1845
vol. 37 (3): 561-577
‘This foul slavery-reviving system’: Irish opposition to the Jamaica Emigration Scheme
vol. 37 (3): 578-598
Black abolitionists, Irish supporters, and the brotherhood of man
vol. 37 (3): 599-621
Failing to ‘unite with the abolitionists’: the Irish Nationalist Press and U.S. emancipation
vol. 37 (3): 622-637
Amalgamation, moral geography, and ‘slum tourism’: Irish and African Americans sharing space on the streets and stages of antebellum New York
vol. 37 (3): 638-660

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