This is the first book to explore national representations of slavery in an international comparative perspective. Contributions span a wide geographical range, covering Europe, North America, West and South Africa, the Indian Ocean and Asia.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1 Introduction: Slavery, Memory and Identity: National Representations and Global Legacies, Douglas Hamilton, Kate Hodgson, Joel Quirk; Chapter 1a The Politics of Blame and European Abolitionist Identities, Kate Hodgson; Chapter 2 From Slave Quarters to Wigwams: Native American Slaveholding and the Debate Over Civilization, Natalie Joy; Chapter 3 For Civilization's Sake: Legal Abolition of Slavery in Nepal and Sierra Leone in a Global Perspective, 1920-30, Sara Elmer, Christine Whyte; Chapter 4 The Heritage of Slavery and Nation Building: A Comparison of South Africa and Mauritius, Anne Eichmann; Chapter 5 Picturing Slavery: The Perils and Promise of Representations of Slavery in the United States, the Bahamas and England, Jim Downs; Chapter 6 'History Must be Re-Written!': Revisionist Ambitions Among West African Slave Descendants, Eric Hahonou, Lotte Pelckmans; Chapter 7 Contrapuntal Memories of Slavery and Abolition in the French-Speaking World, Charles Forsdick; Chapter 8 Public Memory of Slavery in Brazil, Ana Lucia Araújo; Chapter 9 Learning to Remember and Imagine Slavery: The Pedagogies of Museum Field Trips in the Representation of 'Difficult' Histories, Nikki Spalding; Chapter 10 Slavery and Racism as the 'Wrongs' of (European) History: Reflections from a Study on Portuguese Textbooks, Marta Araújo, Silvia Rodríguez Maeso;
Douglas Hamilton, Kate Hodgson, Joel Quirk