Between the 1780s and 1930s, more than 80 emancipations from slavery occurred, from Pennsylvania in 1780 to Sierra Leone in 1936.6 months ago
An interview with Sociologist Julia O’Connell Davidson, who has long examined the various components of exploitation and violence that often get lumped into the catch-all term of outrage, ‘modern slavery.’1 year ago
Paper documents are still priceless records of the past, even in a digital world. Primary sources stored in local archives throughout Latin America, for example, describe a centuries-old multiethnic society grappling with questions of race, class and religion.
However, paper archives are vulnerable to…4 years ago
Our Robert Dingwall says he has long thought that sociologists should read more history. It might correct some of their sweeping generalizations about the emergence and development of Western societies. This reflection has been reinforced by a recent book, ‘A Fistful of Shells: West Africa from the Rise of the Slave Trade to the Age of Revolution.’4 years ago
Kevin Bales’ work on modern slavery won his one of Britain’s Economic and Social Science Research Council’s 2018 Impact Prize. We’ve asked him how he built meaningfulness into his own research and how to measure impact more broadly.5 years ago