Recent Submissions

  • "We are Seven" and the First British Census 

    Robbins, Hollis (English Language Notes, 2010)
  • African Diasporas and the Atlantic 

    Larson, Pier M. (The Atlantic in Global History, 1500-2000, edited by Jorge Cañizares-Esguerra and Eric R. Seeman, 129-147. Upper Saddle River, N.J.: Prentice Hall, 2007)
    As a cursory consultation of any library catalog quickly confirms, the African diaspora as both concept and field of study is overwhelmingly defined by Atlantic scholarship. This is paradoxical in two respects. The ...

    Larson, Pier M. (Journal of African History, 2007)
    ABSTRACT: Malagasy speakers probably formed the single largest native speech community among slaves dispersed into the western Indian Ocean between 1500 and 1900. In the eighteenth-century Mascarenes, Malagasy parlers ...
  • Afro-Mexican History: Trends and Directions in Scholarship 

    Vinson, Ben, III (History Compass, 2005)
    This article surveys the development of a relatively new and vibrant subfield in Latin American History, mapping out the major stages of its evolution and signaling key intellectual debates. While much of the scholarship ...

    Vinson, Ben, III (The Americas, 2000)
    Late colonial Mexico possessed one of the largest free-colored populations in Spanish America, numbering around 370,000 in 1793. The colony’s pardos, morenos, and mulattos were highly dispersed, being found throughout ...
  • Colonies Lost: God, Hunger, and Conflict in Anosy (Madagascar) to 1674 

    Larson, Pier M. (Variorum, Comparative Studies of South Asia, Africa and the Middle East, 2007)
    A fleet of thirteen Portuguese vessels under the command of Pedro Álvares Cabral set sail from Lisbon for the East Indies just two years after Vasco da Gama fi rst rounded the Cape of Good Hope. In late May 1500, inclement ...
  • Malagasy at the Mascarenes 

    Larson, Pier M. (Comparative Studies in Society and History, 2007)
    European expansion from the fifteenth century produced much writing on, and sometimes in, non-European languages that served a broad array of imperial interests. Most European ventures into what one scholar has termed ...
  • Articulating Space: The Free-Colored Military Establishment in Colonial Mexico from the Conquest to Independence 

    Vinson, Ben III (Callaloo, 2004)
    Introduction: Questioning the Question of Non-White Military Service in Colonial Mexico At the close of the seventeenth century, even with Spain feeling the heat of war and with streams of pirate raids still punishing ...