The Oxford Handbook of Slavery in the Americas, co-edited by Publius Virgilius Rogers Professor of American History Robert L. Paquette and Mark M. Smith of the University of South Carolina, has been published by Oxford University Press.
The book is a collection of articles written by an international group of historians covering topics related to the history and historiography of slavery in the New World. Professor of History Douglas Ambrose contributed chapters titled “Religion and Slavery” and “Masters” in a section of essays on comparative slavery, the economics of slavery, historical methodology in the field, and slavery and the law.
Paquette has published extensively on the history of slavery and his Sugar is Made with Blood won the Elsa Goveia Prize given by the Association of Caribbean Historians for the best book in Caribbean history.
A detail of “Planting the Sugar-Cane,” from William A.V. Clark’s Ten Views in the Island of Antigua (1823), part of the Burke Library’s Beinecke Lesser Antilles Collection, appears on the cover of the book.