Friday, February 26, 2016

Joint Virtual Journal Issue on “Slavery and Anti-Slavery in the Atlantic World”

The editors of the American Historical Review and Past and Present have created a "virtual journal issue" on "Slavery and Anti-Slavery in the Atlantic World"; all the included articles will be freely available for downloading for "a short period of time."
    The issue consists entirely of previously published articles, except for a new introduction by the editors (Rob Schneider and Matthew Hilton) "tracing the evolution of the field through the pages of both journals." Among the essays of particular interest are those by Thomas Haskell in the AHR on "Capitalism and the Origins of the Humanitarian Sensibility"; by Seymour Drescher on Dutch capitalism and antislavery; and, in Past and Present, by Mark Smith on plantation capitalism in the antebellum South.