Department of History congratulates Paul Lovejoy for the appearance of his two most recent books.
1) Slavery, Islam and Diaspora. Co-edited with Behnaz A. Mirzai and Ismael Musah Montana. Trenton, N.J.: Africa World Press, 2009, 318 pp. (This volume forms part of the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on the Global Migrations of African Peoples Series.)
Here's a brief description: The volume explores slavery in the context of the Muslim world through a study of the African diaspora. It identifies the enslaved populations as a distinct social stratum in Islamic societies and reflects on the ways Islam has been used to
justify enslavement, liberate slaves, and defend the autonomy of communities. Local perceptions of Islam are shown to have strongly influenced the way people understood slavery.
2) Haití: Revolución y emancipación, co-edited with Rina Cáceres. San José: Editorial Universidad de Costa Rica, 2008. 186 pp.
The volume includes essays by York's David Trotman on the Haitian revolution and Paul Lovejoy on British imperial ambitions along the Mosquito Coast and the abolition of indigenous slavery, 1773-1781.
Congratulations to Paul and the Tubman Institute team on the appearance of these volumes.