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 (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
Florence Hall's ‘Memoirs’: Finding African Women in the Transatlantic Slave Trade
vol. 37 (1): 206-221
Empire of cotton: a global history
vol. 37 (1): 222-223
Cross-cultural exchange in the Atlantic world: Angola and Brazil during the era of the slave trade
vol. 37 (1): 223-225
Zephaniah Kingsley and the Atlantic world: slave trader, plantation owner, emancipator
vol. 37 (1): 225-226
European slave trading in the Indian Ocean, 1500–1850
vol. 37 (1): 226-228
The Haitian Revolution: a documentary history
vol. 37 (1): 228-229
Love, liberation and escaping slavery: William and Ellen Craft in cultural memory
vol. 37 (1): 229-230
Redemption songs: suing for freedom before Dred Scott
vol. 37 (1): 230-232

Volume 36 (4)

Black Republicans, Black Republic: African-Americans, Haiti, and the Promise of Reconstruction
vol. 36 (4): 545-567
Black Purgatory: Enslaved Women's Resistance in Nineteenth-Century Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil
vol. 36 (4): 568-585
Slave Trading in a Republic of Credit: Financial Architecture of the US Slave Market, 1815–1840
vol. 36 (4): 586-602