Slavery Since Emancipation, Cambridge University Press
Under the editorship of Robert E. Wright, the Nef Family Chair of Political Economy at Augustana College in South Dakota and a founding member of Historians Against Slavery, and assisted by an advisory board of influential scholar-activists from around the world, this exciting new series aims to provide students, scholars, and activists with books that place modern forms of slavery in historical context.
Titles in the series will apply the essential question: “How do we begin to understand the historical origins of these problems?” to topics ranging from human trafficking, child labor, the industrial-prison complex, and the other forms of coercive labor prevalent today. Developed in cooperation with Historians Against Slavery, a non-profit organization composed of scholars who recognize and abhor the continued existence of bound labor in the United States and abroad, the series seeks to publish serious academic studies that explicitly tie slavery’s past to its present, that consciously scan history for lessons of relevance to contemporary abolitionists, or that directly engage current issues of interest to activists by contextualizing them historically.
While the series editor and advisory board welcome multidisciplinary approaches, submissions must exhibit a deep engagement with history and historical approaches in order to further our understanding of contemporary slavery and its historical causes, consequences, or vulnerabilities.
Advisory Board: Stanley Engerman, University of Rochester, NY; Siddharth Kara, Harvard University, MA; Randall Miller, Saint Joseph’s University, PA; Robin Pearson, University of Hull, UK; Joel Quirk, University of Witwatersrand, SA; David Richardson, University of Hull, UK; Louise Shelley, George Mason University, VA; James Brewer Stewart, Macalester College, MN; Kerry Ward, Rice University, TX
For more information please contact:
Robert Wright, Academic Editor, firstname.lastname@example.org