Slavery

Building a Digital Archive of Centuries of Records about Enslaved Peoples

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…

5 months ago
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Understanding the Slave Trade

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.’

1 year ago
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Impact in Action: Kevin Bales

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.

2 years ago
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