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William and Mary Quarterly

3d ser., 66, no. 4 October 2009

Abolishing the Slave Trades: Ironies and Reverberations

Editors’ Preface  | Web Supplement
Christopher Grasso and Scott E. Casper
669

Introduction:
Atlantic Ambiguities of British and American Abolition

Abstract
Joseph C. Miller
677

Africa and the Abolition of the Slave Trade
Abstract
Adiele E. Afigbo
705

Imperial Contexts

Was Abolition of the U.S. and British Slave Trade
Significant in the Broader Atlantic Context?

Abstract
David Eltis
717

History’s Engines:
British Mobilization in the Age of Revolution

Abstract
Seymour Drescher
737

“Dread of insurrection”:
Abolitionism, Security, and Labor in
Britain’s West Indian Colonies, 1760–1823

Abstract
Claudius Fergus
757

Peter Thonning, the Guinea Commission, and
Denmark’s Postabolition African Colonial Policy, 1803–50

Abstract
Daniel P. Hopkins
781

Keeping Up Appearances:
The International Politics of Slave Trade Abolition
in the Ninteenth-Century Atlantic World

Abstract
Matthew Mason
809

An “abominable” New Trade:
The Closing of the African Slave Trade and
the Changing Patterns of U.S. Political Power, 1808–60

Abstract  | Web Supplement
Steven Deyle
833

African Experiences

“Eating” Luxury:
Fante Middlemen, British Goods, and
Changing Dependencies on the Gold Coast, 1750–1821

Abstract
Ty M. Reese
853

Suppressing a Nefarious Traffic:
Britain and the Abolition of Slave Trading in
India and the Western Indian Ocean, 1770–1830

Abstract
Richard B. Allen
873

Slaves, Gum, and Peanuts:
Adaptation to the End of the Slave Trade in Senegal, 1817–48

Abstract
Martin A. Klein
895

The Abolition of the Slave Trade and the Transformation of the
South-Central African Interior during the Nineteenth Century

Abstract  | Web Supplement
David M. Gordon
915

Living Legacies

Social Exclusion:
An Aftermath of the Abolition of Slave Trade
in Northern Igboland, Nigeria

Abstract
Apex A. Apeh and Chukwuma C. Opata
941

Modern Trokosi and the 1807 Abolition in Ghana:
Connecting Past and Present

Abstract
Sandra E. Greene
959

The Transatlantic Slave Trade in Ghanaian Academic Historiography:
History, Memory, and Power

Abstract
Ella Keren
975

Reviews of Books

Smallwood, Saltwater Slavery: A Middle Passage from Africa to America Diaspora. By Saidiya Hartman1001

Brown, The Reaper’s Garden: Death and Power in the World of Atlantic Slavery. By Robert Olwell1004

Baucom, Specters of the Atlantic: Finance Capital, Slavery, and the Philosophy of History. By Christopher Leslie Brown1007

Brown and Morgan, eds., Arming Slaves: From Classical Times to the Modern Age. By Jeffrey R. Kerr-Ritchie1011

Boulukos, The Grateful Slave: The Emergence of Race in Eighteenth-Century British and American Culture. By Felicity Nussbaum1014