"500 Years Later: Reverberations of the Translatlantic Slave Trade"

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Kirwan Institute for the Study of Race and Ethnicity
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There is little doubt that from its origins in the 16th century through its end in the 19th century the transatlantic slave trade dramatically shaped the trajectories of many millions of lives on at least four continents (Africa, Europe, North America, the Caribbean, and South America ). Whether, in what forms, by what means, and to what effect the slave trade continues to leave social, cultural, institutional, familial and personal impressions in the present day are matters of considerable debate and even tension – in the former slave-trading and slave-hosting nations, in West and Central Africa, but also in countries whose involvement was less obvious.

Guest editor David Anderson Hooker, Director of Research and Training for Coming to the Table: Taking America (USA) Beyond the Legacy of Enslavement, and the editorial staff of Race/Ethnicity: Multidisciplinary Global Contexts, invite submissions for the first issue of its fifth volume, entitled "500 Years Later: Reverberations of the Translatlantic Slave Trade."

Due date for papers is May 15, 2011.

Please visit www.raceethnicity.org for more information.