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229 Contributors C h r i st o p h e r L e s l i e B ro w n , professor of history at Columbia University, specializes in the history of eighteenth-century Britain, the early modern British Empire, and the comparative history of slavery and abolition. His published work includes Moral Capital: Foundations of British Abolitionism (2006) and, coedited with Philip D. Morgan, Arming Slaves: From Classical Times to the Modern Age (2006). He is now at work on a history of British experience along the West African coast in the era of the Atlantic slave trade. S e y m o u r D r e s c h e r is University Professor of History and Sociology at the University of Pittsburgh. Among his writings are From Slavery to Freedom: Comparative Studies in the Rise and Fall of Atlantic Slavery (1998) and The Mighty Experiment: Free Labor versus Slavery in British Emancipation (2004). The latter was awarded the Gilder Lehrman Center’s Frederick Douglass prize. He is currently completing a study on slavery and antislavery in global perspective for Cambridge University Press. J o n at h o n G l a s s ma n is associate professor of history at Northwestern University.He is the author of Feasts and Riot:Revelry,Rebellion, and Popular Consciousness on the Swahili Coast, 1856–1888 (1995), which won the African Studies Association’s Herskovits Prize. He is currently preparing a book on the rise of racial thought in colonial Zanzibar. B o y d Hi lt o n is professor of modern British history at the University of Cambridge and fellow of Trinity College. He is the author of several works on late-eighteenth- and nineteenth-century British history , including The Age of Atonement: The Influence of Evangelicalism on Social and Economic Thought, ca. 1795–1865 (1988) and A Mad, Bad, and Dangerous People? England 1783–1846 (2006). R o bi n Law is professor of African history at the University of Stirling, Scotland. He has for many years researched the precolonial history of West Africa, including its involvement in the Atlantic slave trade. Recent publications include Ouidah, 1727–1892: The Social History of a West African Slaving “Port” (2004) and, with Paul Lovejoy, The 230 Contributors Biography of Mahommah Gardo Baquaqua: His Passage from Slavery to Freedom in Africa and America (2001). P h i l ip D . M o rg a n is Harry C. Black Professor of History at the Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of several works on the history of colonial British America, including Slave Counterpoint: Black Culture in the Eighteenth-Century Chesapeake and Lowcountry (1998), which won the Bancroft Prize. His current research concerns the history of race relations in Jamaica. D e r e k R . P e t e r s o n teaches African history at the University of Michigan. He was formerly director of the Centre of African Studies at the University of Cambridge. He is author of Creative Writing:Translation , Bookkeeping, and the Work of Imagination in Colonial Kenya (2004), and coeditor of Recasting the Past: History Writing and Political Work in Modern Africa (2009). He is currently writing a book about the social history of patriotism in eastern Africa. J o h n K . T h o r n t o n is professor of history and African American studies at Boston University. His primary work has focused on the history of Africa (particularly Central Africa) and the African diaspora to the Americas in the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries. He is the author of Africa and Africans in the Making of the Atlantic World (1992; 2nd ed., 1998), The Kongolese Saint Anthony (1998), Warfare in Atlantic Africa (1999), and, most recently, with Linda Heywood, Central Africans, Atlantic Creoles and the Foundation of the Americas (2007), winner of the 2008 Herskovits Prize from the African Studies Association. ...


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