Category Archives: Atlantic Slavery and the Slave Trade

The Old Plantation Painting at Colonial Williamsburg: New Findings and Some Observations

2010 (Jerome S. Handler) “The Old Plantation Painting at Colonial Williamsburg: New Findings and Some Observations.” African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter. December. Arguably the best known visual depiction of African American life during the eighteenth century, this small watercolor, owned by … Continue reading

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The Middle Passage and the Material Culture of Captive Africans

2009 (Jerome S. Handler) “The Middle Passage and the Material Culture of Captive Africans.” Slavery and Abolition 30: 1-26. Scholars of the Atlantic slave trade have not systematically addressed the question of what material objects or personal belongings captive Africans … Continue reading

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Escrava Anastácia: The Iconographic History of a Brazilian Popular Saint

2009 (J. S. Handler and K. E. Hayes) “Escrava Anastácia: The Iconographic History of a Brazilian Popular Saint.” African Diaspora: Journal of Transnational Africa in a Global World 2: 1-27. This article describes the transformation of an image depicting an unnamed, … Continue reading

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The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record

2009 (J. S. Handler and M. Tuite) The Atlantic Slave Trade and Slave Life in the Americas: A Visual Record. The approximately 1,235 images in this collection have been selected from a wide range of sources, most of them dating from … Continue reading

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Aspects of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Smoking Pipes, Tobacco, and the Middle Passage

2008 (Jerome S. Handler) “Aspects of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Smoking Pipes, Tobacco, and the Middle Passage.” African Diaspora Archaeology Newsletter. June. This paper briefly addresses tobacco consumption and pipe smoking in Western Africa, and the relevance of these practices … Continue reading

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Identifying pictorial images of Atlantic slavery: Three case studies

2006 (J. S. Handler and A. Steiner) “Identifying pictorial images of Atlantic slavery: Three case studies.” Slavery & Abolition 27: 49-69. During the last several decades, the number of publications on New World slavery and the Atlantic slave trade has … Continue reading

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Survivors of the Middle Passage: Life Histories of Enslaved Africans in British America

2002 (Jerome S. Handler) “Survivors of the Middle Passage: Life Histories of Enslaved Africans in British America.” Slavery & Abolition 23: 25-56. This paper describes fifteen autobiographical accounts by Africans who survived the physical and psychic hardships of the transatlantic … Continue reading

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