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James W. Watts after H.W. Herrick, Reading the Emancipation Proclamation ([Hartford, Conn.]: Lucius Stebbins, 1864). Engraving.

The Program in African American History co-sponsors with the University of Georgia Press its “Race in the Atlantic World, 1700-1900” book series.

Emphasizing comparative and transnational approaches, Race in the Atlantic World, 1700–1900 focuses on the development of, and challenges to, racialized inequality in Atlantic culture, with a particular focus on the Americas. Books in the series explore the evolving meanings of race, slavery, and nation; African identity formation across the Atlantic world; and struggles over emancipation and its aftermath.

Series Editors

Richard S. Newman is a professor of history at the Rochester Institute of Technology. He is the author of The Transformation of American Abolitionism: Fighting Slavery in the Early Republic, Freedom’s Prophet: Bishop Richard Allen, the AME Church, and the Black Founding Fathers, and a coeditor of Pamphlets of Protest: An Anthology of African American Protest Writing, 1790–1860.

Patrick Rael, an associate professor of history at Bowdoin College, is the author of Black Identity and Black Protest in the Antebellum North and a coeditor of Pamphlets of Protest: An Anthology of African American Protest Writing, 1790–1860.

Manisha Sinha is an associate professor of African American studies at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and the author of The Counterrevolution of Slavery: Politics and Ideology in Antebellum South Carolina. She is a coeditor of African American Mosaic: A Documentary History from the Slave Trade to the Twenty-first Century.

Books in this series

African American Life in the Georgia Lowcountry
The Atlantic World and the Gullah Geechee

Edited by Philip Morgan

Almost Free
A Story about Family and Race in Antebellum Virginia

Eva Sheppard Wolf

The American Dreams of John B. Prentis, Slave Trader
Kari J. Winter

Christian Ritual and the Creation of British Slave Societies, 1650-1740
Nicholas M. Beasley

Contentious Liberties
American Abolitionists in Post-Emancipation Jamaica, 1834-1866

Gale L. Kenny

Diplomacy in Black and White
John Adams, Toussaint Louverture, and Their Atlantic World Alliance
Ronald Angelo Johnson

Enterprising Women
Gender, Race, and Power in the Revolutionary Atlantic
Kit Candlin and Cassandra Pybus

Flush Times and Fever Dreams
A Story of Capitalism and Slavery in the Age of Jackson

Joshua D. Rothman

The Hanging of Angélique
The Untold Story of Canadian Slavery and the Burning of Old Montréal

Afua Cooper

The Horrible Gift of Freedom
Atlantic Slavery and the Representation of Emancipation

Marcus Wood

In Search of Brightest Africa
Reimagining the Dark Continent in American Culture, 1884–1936

Jeannette Eileen Jones

The Life and Letters of Philip Quaque, the First African Anglican Missionary
Edited by Vincent Carretta and Ty M. Reese

Missing Links
The African and American Worlds of R. L. Garner, Primate Collector

Jeremy Rich

The Politics of Black Citizenship
Free African Americans in the Mid-Atlantic Borderland, 1817-1863
Andrew K. Diemer

To Live an Antislavery Life
Personal Politics and the Antebellum Black Middle Class

Erica L. Ball

We Are the Revolutionists
German-Speaking Immigrants and American Abolitionists after 1848

Mischa Honeck