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
Freedom’s mirror: Cuba and Haiti in the age of revolution
vol. 37 (2): 472-473
The cultural politics of obeah: religion, colonialism and modernity in the Caribbean world
vol. 37 (2): 473-475
Freedom’s seekers: essays on comparative emancipation
vol. 37 (2): 475-477
Ties that bind: the black family in post-slavery Jamaica, 1834–1882/Slavery, childhood, and abolition in Jamaica, 1788–1838
vol. 37 (2): 477-479
Reproducing the British Caribbean: sex, gender, and population politics after slavery
vol. 37 (2): 479-481
Tyrannicide: forging an American law of slavery in revolutionary South Carolina and Massachusetts
vol. 37 (2): 482-483
The Weston sisters: an American abolitionist family
vol. 37 (2): 483-485
Making freedom: the underground railroad and the politics of slavery
vol. 37 (2): 485-486
Free black communities and the underground railroad: the geography of resistance
vol. 37 (2): 487-488

Volume 37 (1)

The Kingdom of Kongo and Palo Mayombe: Reflections on an African-American Religion
vol. 37 (1): 1-22