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Slavery & Abolition is the only journal devoted in its entirety to a discussion of the demographic, socio-economic, historical and psychological aspects of human bondage from the ancient period to the present. It is also concerned with the dismantling of the slave systems and with the legacy of slavery. The journal publishes research articles, comments, reflections, review articles and book reviews. There are frequent special thematic issues and an important annual bibliographical supplement on slavery which provides the only comprehensive listing of books and articles in the field. All research articles published in regular issues of the journal have undergone rigorous peer review, based on initial editor screening and anonymized refereeing.

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Volume 45, Issue 1, 2024

Special Issue: Slavery and Emotions in the Atlantic World. Guest Editors: Beth R. Wilson and Emily West

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