Book series

This series by Cambria Press features high-quality, innovative, and peer-reviewed monographs and edited books that examine the history of slavery and how its memories and legacies remain alive in various regions of the globe. With this aim, the series will include studies on contemporary slavery and human trafficking as well. The geographical scope of the series is broad. It encompasses the Americas, Europe, and Africa, including the Indian Ocean, and the Muslim worlds. Transnational, comparative, and interdisciplinary studies are particularly welcome. Reflecting these international and interdisciplinary dimensions, the editorial board is composed of historians, political scientists, anthropologists, archaeologists, and art historians based on several countries and working on various regions and continents.

Ana Lucia Araujo (Howard University, USA)

Luiz Felipe de Alencastro (Fundação Getúlio Vargas, São Paulo, Brazil)
Edward Alpers (University of California, Los Angeles, USA)
Renée D. Ater (University of Maryland, College Park, USA)
Alice Bellagamba (University of Milano-Bicocca, Italy)
Christine Chivallon (Sciences Po Bordeaux, France)
Richard Benjamin (International Slavery Museum, UK)
Christopher Fennell (University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA)
Benjamin Lawrance (Rochester Institute of Technology, USA)
Maria Helena Pereira Toledo Machado (University of São Paulo, Brazil)
Charmaine Nelson (McGill University, Canada)
Joel Quirk (University of Witwatersrand, South Africa)
Gunja Sengupta (City University of New York, USA)
Ibrahima Thioub (University Cheikh Anta Diop, Senegal)
Ben Vinson (George Washington University, USA)
James Walvin (University of York, UK)
Michael Zeuske (University of Cologne, Germany)

Themes of Interest 

* Slavery and the Atlantic Slave Trade in the Americas
* Slavery and Slave Trade in Africa and the Indian Ocean
* Europe and the Atlantic Slave Trade
* Slavery, Ethnicity, and Identity-Building
* Slavery and Gender
* Slavery and Resistance
* History and Memory of Emancipation in the Americas
* History and Memory of Emancipation in Africa and the Indian Ocean
* Memory and Heritage of Slavery
* Visual Culture of Slavery
* Contemporary Slavery
* Human Trafficking
* Reparations for Slavery

For more information on the series and to submit a book proposal, please send an e-mail to Ana Lucia Araujo at aaraujo [at] .

Books published

1. Sanmartín, Paula. Black Women as Custodians of History: Unsung Rebel (M)Others in African American and Afro-Cuban Women’s WritingAmherst, NY: Cambria Press, 2014.

2. Araujo, Ana Lucia, ed. African Heritage and Memories of Slavery in Brazil and the South Atlantic World. Amherst, NY: Cambria Press, 2015.

3. Bordin, Elisa  and Anna Scacchi, ed. Transatlantic Memories of Slavery: Reimagining the Past, Changing the FutureAmherst, NY: Cambria Press, 2015.

4. Sanchez, Danielle Porter and Toyin Falola, eds. Slavery, Migrations, and Transformations: Connecting Old and New Diasporas to the Homeland. Amherst, NY: Cambria Press, 2015.

5. Falola, Toyin and Danielle Porter Sanchez, eds. Redefining the African Diaspora: Expressive Cultures and Politics from Slavery to Independence. Amherst, NY: Cambria Press, 2016.