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 35 (2)

A Missed Opportunity? The Founding, Postcolonial Realities, and the Abolition of Slavery
vol. 35 (2): 199-213
Creating Identity: Free Blacks and the Law
vol. 35 (2): 214-233
‘It is Unjust for the Law of Marriage to be Broken by the Law of Slavery’: Married Slaves and their Masters in Early Colonial Lima
vol. 35 (2): 234-252
An Institution Defended: Slavery and the English Invasions of Buenos Aires in 1806–1807
vol. 35 (2): 253-272
Freedom, Identity, and the Social History of Empire in Atlantic Cuba, 1795–1817
vol. 35 (2): 273-291
West African Islam in Colonial Cuba
vol. 35 (2): 292-305
Rethinking Empire in India and the Atlantic: William Cowper, John Newton, and the Imperial Origins of Evangelical Abolitionism
vol. 35 (2): 306-327
Slaves, Convicts, Abolitionism and the Global Origins of the Post-Emancipation Indentured Labor System
vol. 35 (2): 328-348
The Italo-Abyssinian Crisis and the Shift from Slave to Refugee
vol. 35 (2): 349-365
The Problematic Mr Jefferson
vol. 35 (2): 366-371
The Baptism of Early Virginia: How Christianity Created Race
vol. 35 (2): 372-373
Flush Times and Fever Dreams: A Story of Capitalism and Slavery in the Age of Jackson
vol. 35 (2): 373-375
African American Slavery and Disability
vol. 35 (2): 375-376
On the Edge of Freedom: The Fugitive Slaves Issue in South Central Pennsylvania, 1820–1870
vol. 35 (2): 377-378
‘Send Back the Money’!: The Free Church of Scotland and American Slavery
vol. 35 (2): 378-380
Ordinary Lives in the Early Caribbean: Religion, Colonial Competition, and the Politics of Profit
vol. 35 (2): 380-381
The Great African Slave Revolt of 1825: Cuba and the Fight for Freedom in Matanzas
vol. 35 (2): 381-383
Agency of the Enslaved: Jamaica and the Culture of Freedom in the Atlantic World
vol. 35 (2): 383-384
Enacting Power: The Criminalization of Obeah in the Anglophone Caribbean, 1760–2011
vol. 35 (2): 384-386
Freedom Burning. Anti-Slavery and Empire in Victorian Britain
vol. 35 (2): 386-387