Feeding Globalization · Madagascar and the Provisioning Trade, 1600–1800

By Jane Hooper

Between 1600 and 1800, the promise of fresh food attracted more than seven hundred English, French, and Dutch vessels to Madagascar. Throughout this period, European ships spent months at sea in the Atlantic and Indian Oceans, but until now scholars have not fully examined how crews were fed during these long voyages. Without sustenance from Madagascar, European traders would have struggled to transport silver to Asia and spices back to Europe.



Gendered Lives in the Western Indian Ocean · Islam, Marriage, and Sexuality on the Swahili Coast

Edited by Erin E. Stiles and Katrina Daly Thompson · Afterword by Susan F. Hirsch

A breakthrough study of the underexamined lived experience of Islam, sexuality, and gender on the Swahili coast.


Bridges history and ethnography to explore stories of Malagasy ancestry and African American identity.



Twenty-six authors from diverse scholarly backgrounds look at the vexed, traumatic intersections of the histories of slavery and of sexuality. They argue that such intersections mattered profoundly and, indeed, that slavery cannot be understood without adequate attention to sexuality.


The Krio of West Africa · Islam, Culture, Creolization, and Colonialism in the Nineteenth Century

By Gibril R. Cole




In the Shadow of Freedom · The Politics of Slavery in the National Capital

Edited by Paul Finkelman and Donald R. Kennon






Authors, Editors, and other Contributors

Niklas Thode Jensen

Niklas Thode Jensen is a Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of History and Civilization at the European University Institute in Florence, Italy.…

Richard B. Allen

Richard B. Allen is the author of Slaves, Freedmen, and Indentured Laborers in Colonial Mauritius and numerous articles on the social and economic history of Mauritius as well as slavery and indentured labor in the Indian Ocean and colonial plantation worlds.…