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CURRICULUM VITAE

Paul E. Lovejoy FRSC
Distinguished Research Professor
Canada Research Chair in African Diaspora History

15 February 2002

DEGREES AND ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: 


B.Sc., Clarkson College of Technology, 1965
M.Sc., University of Wisconsin, 1967
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1973

Masters Thesis: "American Canal Diplomacy: United States Relations with Central America, 1880-1895."

Doctoral Dissertation: "The Hausa Kola Trade (1700-1900). A Commercial System in the Continental Exchange of West Africa."

CURRENT POSITIONS: 

Canada Research Chair in African Diaspora History
Distinguished Research Professor, York University
Director, York/UNESCO Nigerian Hinterland Project
Director, Harriet Tubman Resource Centre on the African Diaspora
Research Professor, Department of History, University of Hull (UK)

PREVIOUS POSITIONS: 

Instructor, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Fall 1970
Instructor, York University, 1971-73
Assistant Professor, York University, 1973-76
Lecturer in African Economic History, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria, 1974-75
Honorary Lecturer, Ahmadu Bello University, 1975-76
Associate Professor, York University, 1976-1983
Professor, York University, 1983
Chair, Department of History, 1983-86
Associate Vice-President (Research), 1986-90.
Research Associate, Arewa House, Ahmadu Bello University, 1994-95
Board of Directors, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 1990-97
Vice-President, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada, 1995-97
Distinguished Research Professor, York University, 1996
Killam Senior Research Fellow, Canada Council, 1994-97
Visiting Professor, El Colegio de Mexico, January 1999

PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:

International Scientific Committee, UNESCO Slave Route Project
C-Organizer of the “Harriet Tubman Seminar,”YorkUniversity (with David V. Trotman)
Conseil Scientifique de l’Institut Béninois d’Etudes et de Recherche sur la Diaspora Africaine (IBERDA), Université Natonale du Bénin
Text and Testimony Collective, University of the West Indies (Mona)
College of Assessors, Canada Research Chair Program
Co-editor, SHADD: Studies in the History of the African Diaspora - Documents
Co-editor, African Economic History, 1982-89, 1991-present
Editorial Board, African Economic History, 1976-1982.
Editorial Board, Canadian Journal of African Studies, 1983-90
Editorial Board, Journal of African History, 1986-90.
Editorial Board, African Studies Review, 1988-1991
Co-editor, Journal of Asian and African Studies, 1987
Executive Committee, Canadian Association of Africa Studies, 1983-85.
Vice-President, Canadian Association of African Studies, 1987-88.
President, Canadian Association of African Studies, 1988-89
Series Editor, African Modernization and Development, Westview Press, 1986-97
Series Co-Editor, African Nations and Societies in History, Westview Press, 1992-
Board of Directors, World Encyclopedia of Contemporary Theatre, 1987-89.
Board of Directors, Innovation York, 1986-90.
Board of Directors, Ontario Molecular Diagnostics, Inc., 1987-90.
Guest Curator, Merseyside Maritime Museum, Liverpool, 1992-94
Editorial Board, Oxford Encyclopedia of Economic History
Editorial Board, Encyclopedia of Social Sciences
Editorial Board, Benin Journal of Historical Studies, 1993
Editorial Board, Journal of African Labour History, 1992-
Advisory Board, Canadian Journal of History, 1998-
Editorial Board, Slavery and Abolition, 2001-
Co-chair, African Studies Association Annual Meeting, Toronto, 1994
Convener, UNESCO/SSHRCC Summer Institute, "Identifying Enslaved Africans: The `Nigerian' 
Hinterland and the African Diaspora, York University, 1997

HONOURS AND AWARDS:

Fulbright-Hayes Fellow, 1969-70.
Honorary Lecturer in Economic History, Ahmadu Bello University, 1975-76
Finalist, Herskovits Award, African Studies Association, Salt of the Desert Sun: A History of Salt Production and Trade in the Central Sudan, Cambridge University Press, 1986
Directeur d'étude invitée, Centre d'étude africaines, Ecole des Haute Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris, 1989
Fellow, Royal Society of Canada, Academy II, 1989
Certificate of Merit, Social Science Federation of Canada, for Transformations in Slavery: A History of Slavery in Africa, Cambridge University Press, 1990
Killam Senior Research Fellowship, 1994-96
Honorary Mention, Finalist, African Studies Association Award for Excellence in the Publication of Primary Source Material, for Paul Staudinger, In the Heart of the Hausa States (trans. J. Moody), Ohio University Press, 1993
Wallace K. Ferguson Prize, Canadian Historical Association, for Slow Death for Slavery: The Course of Abolition in Northern Nigeria, 1897-1936, Cambridge University Press, 1994
Honorary Mention, Finalist, African Studies Association Award for Excellence in the Publication of Primary Source Material, for Pilgrims, Interpreters and Agents: French Reconnaissance Reports on the Sokoto Caliphate and Borno, 1891-1895, African Studies Program, University of Wisconsin, Madison, 1997
Canada Research Chair in African Diaspora History, January, 2001

PUBLICATIONS -- BOOKS:
 
1980  Caravans of Kola. The Hausa Kola Trade, 1700-1900. Zaria, Ahmadu Bello University Press; and Ibadan, University Press Ltd.
1981  The Ideology of Slavery in Africa, Beverly Hills, Sage Publications (editor)
1983  Transformations in Slavery. History of Slavery in Africa, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press (2nd edition, 2000)
1985  The Workers of African Trade, Beverly Hills, Sage Publications (co-editor with Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch).
1986  Salt of the Desert Sun. A History of Salt Production and Trade in the Central Sudan, Cambridge University Press
1986  Africans in Bondage. Studies in Slavery and the Slave Trade. Madison, Wisconsin, African Studies Program (editor)
1993  Slow Death for Slavery. The Course of Abolition in Northern Nigeria, 1897-1936, Cambridge University Press, African Studies Series (with J.S. Hogendorn)
1994  Pawnship in Africa: Debt Bondage in Historical Perspective, Boulder, Colorado, Westview Press, (edited with Toyin Falola)
1994  The Sokoto Caliphate and the European Powers, 1890-1906; special issue of Paideuma (edited with A.S. Kanya-Forstner)
1994  Unfree Labor in the Development of the Atlantic World; special issue of Slavery and Abolition, published separately by Frank Cass, Ltd., London (edited with Nicholas Rogers)
1994  Slavery and its Abolition in French West Africa, Madison, African Studies program (co-edited with A.S. Kanya-Forstner)
1995  Consuming Habits: Drugs in History and Anthropology, London, Routledge (edited with Jordan Goodman and Andrew Sherratt)
1997  Pilgrims, Interpreters and Agents: French Reconnaissance Reports on the Sokoto Caliphate and Borno, 1891-1895, African Studies Program, University of Wisconsin, Madison (co-edited with A.S. Kanya-Forstner)
1997  Displacement and the Politics of Violence in Nigeria, International Studies in Sociology and Anthropology, Brill, Leiden (originally published as a special issue on population displacement in contemporary Nigeria, Journal of Asian and African Studies, vol. 33, no. 1/2 (co-edited with Patricia Ama Tokunbo Williams) 
2000  Identity in the Shadow of Slavery, Black Atlantic Series, Cassell Academic, London (Editor)
2000  Slaves and Slave Holders on the Gold Coast: Towards an Understanding of Social Bondage in West Africa (P. Schglettwein Publishing, Basel, Switzerland) (by Peter Haenger, co-edited with J.J. Shafer)
2000  Transformations in Slavery. History of Slavery in Africa, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2nd and revised edition (also Portuguese translation, published in Rio de Janeiro)
2001  The Biography of Mahommah Gardo Baquaqua: His Passage from Slavery to Freedom in Africa and America, Markus Wiener Publisher, Princeton, edited with an introduction (with Robin Law)
2002  (forthcoming) Busah's Mistress, Or Catherine the Fugitive. A Romance Set in the Days of Slavery, by Cyrus Francis Perkins (Brantford, Ontario, 1855), edited and introduction, with Verene Shepherd and David Trotman (Kingston, Jamaica, Ian Randal, Publisher, and Princeton, Markus Wiener, Publisher).
2002  (forthcoming) Pawnship, Slavery and Colonialism in Africa (New Brunswick, Africa World Press), edited with Toyin Falola
2002  (forthcoming) Trans-Atlantic Dimensions of Ethnicity in the African Diaspora, London:
Continuum, Black Atlantic Series, co-edited with David Trotman

 
CHAPTERS IN BOOKS:

1977  "The Tuareg of the Central Sudan: Gradations in Servility at the Desert Edge (Niger and Nigeria)," in S. Miers and I. Kopytoff, eds., Slavery in Africa: Historical and Anthropological Perspectives (Madison, University of Wisconsin Press), 391-411 (with S. Baier).
1979  "Slave Marketing in West Africa," in H. Gemery and J. S. Hogendorn, eds., The Uncommon Market: Essays in the Economic History of the Atlantic Slave Trade (New York, Academic Press), 213-35 (with J. S. Hogendorn).
1979  "Slavery in West Africa," in H. Gemery and J. S. Hogendorn, eds., The Uncommon Market: Essays in the Economic History of the Atlantic Slave Trade (New York, Academic Press), 181-212 (with M. Klein).
1981  "Slavery in the Context of Ideology," in Paul E. Lovejoy, ed., The Ideology of Slavery in Africa (Beverly Hills, Sage Publications), 11-38.
1981  "Slavery in the Sokoto Caliphate," in Paul E. Lovejoy, ed., The Ideology of Slavery in Africa (Beverly Hills, Sage Publications), 200-243.
1985  "The Internal Trade of West Africa, 1450-1800," in J. F. A. Ajayi and Michael Crowder, eds., History of West Africa (London, Longman Group Ltd.), vol. I, rev. ed.
1985  "The Volume of the Central Sudan Salt Trade," in G. Liesegang, A. Pasch, A. Jones, eds., Figuring African Trade (Berlin: Reimar).
1985  "The Ibadan School and Its Critics," in Bogumil Jewseiwicki and David Newbury, eds., Which History for Which Africans? (Beverly Hills, Sage Publications).
1985  "Merchants, Porters, and Teamsters in the Nineteenth-Century Central Sudan," in Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch and Paul E. Lovejoy, eds., The Workers of African Trade (Beverly Hills, Sage Publications), with M. B. Duffill, 137-167.
1985  "The Workers of Trade in Precolonial Africa," in Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch and Paul E. Lovejoy, eds., The Workers of African Trade (Beverly Hills, Sage Publications), with Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch, 9-24.
1986  "Problems of Slave Control in the Sokoto Caliphate," in Paul E. Lovejoy, ed., Africans in Bondage. Studies in Slavery and the Slave Trade (Madison, African Studies Program), 235-272.
1986  "Fugitive Slaves: Resistance to Slavery in the Sokoto Caliphate," in Gary Okihiro and Herbert Aptheker, eds., Resistance Not Acquiesence: Studies in African, Afro-American and Caribbean History (Amherst, University of Massachusetts Press). 
1988  "The Reform of Slavery in Early Colonial Northern Nigeria," in S. Miers and R. Roberts, ed., The End of Slavery in Africa (Madison, University of Wisconsin Press), with J.S. Hogendorn.
1989  "Commerce," in Pierre Bonte and Michel Izard, eds., Dictionnaire de l'ethnologie et de l'anthropologie (Paris, Presses Universitaires de France).
1992  "The Ibadan School of History," in Toyin Falola, ed., African Historiography. Essays in Honour of J.F. Ade Ajayi (Lagos and London: Longman).
1992  "Keeping Slaves in Place. The Secret Debate on the Slavery Question in Northern Nigeria, 1900-1904," in Stanley Engerman and J.E. Inikori, eds., The Atlantic Slave Trade: Effects on Economies, Societies, and Peoples in Africa, the Americas, and Europe (Durham, N.C.: Duke University Press), 49-75 (with J.S. Hogendorn).
1992  "Historical Setting," in Helen Metz, ed., Nigeria: A Country Study. Library of Congress, Area Handbook Series, Washington, D.C., 1-83.
1994  "Pawnship in Africa: Debt Bondage in Historical Perspective," in Toyin Falola and Paul E. Lovejoy, eds., Pawnship in Africa: Debt Bondage in Historical Perspective (Boulder, Westview Press) (with Toyin Falola).
1994  "The Central Sudan and the Atlantic Slave Trade," in Robert W. Harms, Joseph C. Miller, David C. Newbury, and Michelle D. Wagner, Paths to the Past: African Historical Essays in Honor of Jan Vansina (Atlanta: African Studies Association Press), 345-70.
1995  "Afterward" in Jordan Goodman, Paul E. Lovejoy, and Andrew Sherratt, eds., Consuming Habits: Drugs in History and Anthropology (London: Routledge) (with Jordan Goodman), 229-34.
1995  "The `Coffee' of the Sudan: Consumption of Kola Nuts in the Sokoto Caliphate in the Nineteenth Century," in Jordan Goodman, Paul E. Lovejoy, and Andrew Sherratt, eds., Consuming Habits: Drugs in History and Anthropology (London, Routledge), 103-25.
1995  "The Initial `Crisis of Adaptation': The Impact of British Abolition on the Atlantic Slave Trade in West Africa, 1808-20", in Robin Law, ed., From Slave Trade to `Legitimate' Commerce: The Commercial Transition in Nineteenth-Century West Africa (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press) (with David Richardson), 32-56.
1997  "The Condition of Slaves in the Americas," in From the Slave Trade to the Challenge of Development: Reflections on the Conditions for a Lasting Peace (Paris: UNESCO).
1997  "Cross-Border Migration and Political Instability," in Antonio R. Magalhaes (ed.), 
Sustainable Development: Implications for World Peace (Austin, University of 
Texas Press), 41-46; Discussion, 47-57.
1997  "Biography as Source Material: Towards a Biographical Archive of Enslaved Africans," in 
Robin Law (ed.), Source Material for Studying the Slave Trade and the African Diaspora (Centre of Commonwealth Studies, University of Stirling).
1997  "`Pawns Will Live When Slaves is Apt to Dye': Credit, Slaving and Pawnship at Old Calabar in the Era of the Slave Trade," LSE Working Papers in Economic History (London, London School of Economics and Political Science) (with David Richardson).
1997  "The Changing Dimensions of African History: Reappropriating the Diaspora," (with Robin Law), in Simon McGrath, Charles Jedrej, Kenneth King, and Jack Thompson (eds.), Rethinking African History (Edinburgh, Centre of African Studies), 181-200.
1999  "Slave-Trading Ports: Toward an Atlantic-Wide Perspective,” in Robin Law and Silke Strickrodt (eds.), Ports of the Slave Trade (Bights of Benin and Biafra) (Stirling: Centre of Commonwealth Studies, University of Stirling), 12-34
2000  “The Clapperton-Bello Exchange: the Sokoto Jihad and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade, 1804-1837,” in Christopher Wise (ed.), The Desert Shore: Literatures of the African Sahel (Boulder: Lynne Rienner), 201-28
2000  “Identifying Enslaved Africans in the African Diaspora,” in Lovejoy (ed.), Identity in the Shadow of Slavery (London: Cassell Academic)
2001  “Letters of the Old Calabar Slave Trade, 1760-89” in Vincent Carretta and Philip Gould (eds.), Genius in Bondage: Literatures of the Early Black Atlantic (Louisville, University of Kentucky Press) (with David Richardson), 89-115
2001  “Experiencias de vida y exectativas: Nociones Africanas sobre la esclavitud y la realidad en América,” in Rina Cáceres (ed.), Rutas de la Esclavitud en África y América Latina (San José, Costa Rica), 379-404 (with David Trotman)
Forthcoming 
2002  “Ethnicity and the African Diaspora,” in Paul E. Lovejoy and David Trotman (eds.) Trans-Atlantic Dimensions of the Ethnicity in the African Diaspora (London: Continuum) (with David Trotman)
2002  “Ethnic Designations of the Slave Trade and the Reconstruction of the History of Trans-Atlantic Slavery,” in Paul E. Lovejoy and David Trotman (eds.) Trans-Atlantic Dimensions of the Ethnicity in the African Diaspora (London: Continuum)
2002  “Anglo-Efik Relations and Protection against Illegal Enslavement at Old
Calabar 1740-1807,” in Sylviane Diouf (ed.), Fighting Back: African Resistance to the Slave Trade
2002  “Slavery on the Frontiers of Islam: The Central Sudan and the Slave Trade,” in Paul E. Lovejoy (ed.), Slavery on the Frontiers of Islam (Princeton: Markus Wiener, Publisher)
2002  “The Muslim Factor in the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade,” in Paul E. Lovejoy 
(ed.), Slavery on the Frontiers of Islam (Princeton: Markus Wiener, Publisher)
2002  “Creating the Communty of Believers: African Muslims in Trinidad, c. 1800-1850” (with David Trotman)
2002  “Kola Nuts in Cartagena: 17th Century Trans-Atlantic Exchange in the Era of the Slave Trade” (with Renée Soulodre-La-France)
2002  “Slaves to Palm Oil: Anglo-African Commercial Relations in the Bight of 
Biafra, 1767-1841,” in David Killingray, Margarette Lincoln, and Nigel Rigby (eds.), 
Maritime Empires (with David Richardson)
2002  “Methodology through the Ethnic Lens: The Study of Atlantic Africa,” in 
Toyin Falola and Christian Jennings (eds.), African Historical Research: Sources and 
Methods (Rochester: University of Rochester Press)

 
ARTICLES (refereed journals):
 

1971  "Long-Distance Trade and Islam: The Case of the Nineteenth Century Hausa Kola Trade," Journal of the Historical Society of Nigeria, V:4, 537-47.
1973  "The Kambarin Beriberi: The Formation of a Specialized Group of Hausa Kola Traders in the Nineteenth Century," Journal of African History, XIV:4, 633-57.
1974  "Interregional Monetary Flows in the Precolonial Trade of Nigeria," Journal of African History, XV:4, 563-85.
1975  "The Desert-Side Economy of the Central Sudan," International Journal of African Historical Studies, VIII:4, 551-81: reprinted in Michael Glantz, ed., Drought in the Sahel: The Politics of a Natural Disaster (New York, Praeger, 1976), 145-75 (with S. Baier).
1978  "The Role of the Wangara in the Economic Transformation of the Central Sudan in the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuries," Journal of African History, XIX:2, 173-93 (Reprinted in A.J.R. Russell-Wood, ed., An Expanding World: The European Impact on World History 1450-1800 (Birmingham, Variorium Press, 1996).
1978  "Plantations in the Economy of the Sokoto Caliphate, Journal of African History, XIX:3, 341-68.
1978  "The Borno Salt Industry," International Journal of African Historical Studies, XI:4, 629-68.
1978  "Notes on the Asl al-Wangariyyin," Kano Studies, I:3, 46-52.
1978  "Oral Data Collection and the Economic History of the Central Sudan," Savanna, VIII:1, 71-4 (with J.S. Hogendorn).
1979  "Pastoralism in Africa," Peasant Studies, VIII:2, 73-85.
1979  "Indigenous African Slavery," Historical Reflections/ Reflexions Historiques, VI:1, 19-6l. Reprinted in Michael Craton, ed., Roots and Branches: Current Directions in Slave Studies (Toronto, Pergamon Press), 19-6l. Commentaries by Igor Kopytoff and Frederick Cooper, 62-83.
1979  "The Characteristics of Plantations in the Nineteenth Century Sokoto Caliphate (Islamic West Africa)," American Historical Review, LXXIV:4, 1267-92.
1980  "Kola in the History of West Africa," Cahiers d'études africaines. XX:1/2 97-134; 173-175. Commentaries by Yves Person, Stephen Baier, Jean-Loup Amselle, and Jean-Pierre Chauveau, 149-171.
1982  "Polanyi's `Ports of Trade': Salaga and Kano in the Nineteenth Century," Canadian Journal of African Studies, XVI:2, 245-278.
1982  "The Volume of the Atlantic Slave Trade: A Synthesis," Journal of African History, XXIII:4, 473-501. (Reprinted in Paul Finkelman, ed., Outstanding Articles on Slavery, Hamden, Conn., Garland Publishing, Inc.; also reprinted in David Northrup, ed., The Atlantic Slave Trade, Lexington, Mass., D.C. Heath and Co., 1994).
1984  "Commercial Sectors in the Economy of the Nineteenth-Century Central Sudan: the Trans-Saharan Trade and the Desert-Side Salt Trade," African Economic History, XIII:85-116. 
1988  "Concubinage and the Status of Women Slaves in Early Colonial Northern Nigeria," Journal of African History, XXIX:2, 245-266.
1989  "The Development and Execution of Frederick Lugard's Policies Toward Slavery in Northern Nigeria," Slavery and Abolition, X:1, 1-43 (with J.S. Hogendorn).
1989  "The Impact of the Atlantic Slave Trade on Africa: A Review of the Literature," Journal of African History, XXX, 365-94
1990  "Revolutionary Mahdism and Resistance to Colonial Rule in the Sokoto Caliphate (1905-1906)," Journal of African History, XXXI:2, 217-244 (with J.S. Hogendorn).
1990  "Concubinage in the Sokoto Caliphate," Slavery and Abolition, XXI:2, 159-189.
1991  "Miller's Vision of Meillassoux," International Journal of African Historical Studies, XXIV:1, 133-145.
1992  "Murgu: The Wages of Slavery in the Sokoto Caliphate," Slavery and Abolition, XXIV:1, 168-185.
1992  "Commentary" on John Hunwick, "Falkeiana II: A Letter from the Amir of Mafara to the Amir of Zamfara," Sudanic Africa. A Journal of Historical Sources, III, 103-105.
1992  "Collaborative Research in the Recovery of Documentation on the Conquest of the Sokoto Caliphate," Sudanic Africa: A Journal of Historical Sources, III, 165-172 (with A.S. Kanya-Forstner).
1993  "C.L. Temple's `Notes on the History of Kano'," Sudanic Africa: A Journal of Historical Sources (with Abdullahi Mahadi and Mansur Ibrahim Mukhtar), IV, 7-76.
1994  "Introduction," Special issue on the Sokoto Caliphate and the European Powers, 1890-1906," Paideuma, XL, 7-14 (with A.S. Kanya-Forstner).
1994  "Background to Rebellion: The Origins of Muslim Slaves in Bahia," Slavery and Abolition, XV:2, 151-80.
1994  "Introduction: Unfree Labour in the Development of the Atlantic World," Slavery and Abolition, XV:2 (with N. Rogers)
1995  "British Abolition and its Impact on Slave Prices at the Atlantic Coast of Africa, 1783-1850," Journal of Economic History, LV:1 (with David Richardson).
1995  "Competing Markets for Male and Female Slaves: Slave Prices in the Interior of West Africa, 1780-1850," International Journal of African Historical Studies, XXVIII:2 (with David Richardson).
1997  "Editing Nineteenth-Century Intelligence Reports on the Sokoto Caliphate and Borno: The Advantages of a Collaborative Approach," History in Africa, 24, 195-204 (with A.S. Kanya-Forstner).
1997  "The African Diaspora: Revisionist Interpretations of Ethnicity, Culture and Religion under Slavery," Studies in the World History of Slavery, Abolition and Emancipation, II:1
1997  "La vie quotidienne en Afrique de l'Ouest au temps de la `Route des esclaves'", Diogène, 179, 3-19.
1999  "Trust, Pawnship and Atlantic History: The Institutional Foundations of the Old Calabar Slave Trade,” American Historical Review, 104:2, 1999, 332-55 (with David Richardson)
1999  “Les origenes de los esclavos en las Americas Perspectivas Methodologicas,” Revista de Historia, 36.
1999  “Borgu in the Atlantic Slave Trade,” African Economic History, 27, 1999 (with Robin Law)
1999  “Cerner les identities au sein de la diaspora africaine, l’islam et l’esclavage aux Ameriques,” Cahiers des Anneaux de la Memoire, 1, 1999, 249-78
2000  “J.K. Cochrane: “‘Exploration in Bornu’: An Account of Borno and Bedde in 1902,” Bulletin of the Museum Society of Maiduguri, 10
2000  “Jihad e Escravidao: As Origens dos Escravos Muculmanos de Bahia,” Topoi (Rio de Janeiro), 1, 11-44
2001  “The Business of Slaving: Pawnship in Western Africa, c. 1600-1810,” Journal of African History (with David Richardson), 42:1
2001  “The Oral History of Royal Slavery in the Sokoto Caliphate: An Interview with Sallama Dako,” History in Africa, 28: 273-91 (with Sean Stilwell and Ibrahim Hamza)


OTHER PUBLICATIONS (Not Refereed):
 

1970  "The Wholesale Kola Trade of Kano," African Urban Notes, V:2, 129-42.
1981  "The Impact of the Atlantic Slave Trade on Africa," Trends in History, III:1,
1987  "Fra Africa Bianco e Africa Nera," L'Umana Avventura, Winter Issue, 12-20.
1987  "Un'inchiesta Tra i Giovani del Sahel," L'Umana Avventura, Winter Issue, 37-38.
1990  "Introduction," in Paul Staudinger, In the Heart of the Hausa States, trans. J. Moody (Athens, University of Ohio Press).
1996  "Preface," A.H.M. Kirk-Greene and James Vaughan (eds.), The Diary of Hamman Yaji: Chronicle of a West African Muslim Ruler, Indiana University Press, Bloomington, Indiana, 1996 (African Studies Association Text Prize, 1997)
1997  "La condition esclavagiste dans les Amériques," UNESCO-Bénin Conference de Lancement, Colloque International, "De la traite négrière au défi du développement: réflexion sur les conditions de la pais mondiale, Ouidah, Bénin, 1994, vol. I.
1997  "Identifying Enslaved Africans: Methodological and Conceptual Considerations in Studying the African Diaspora," in Identifying Enslaved Africans: The "Nigerian" Hinterland and the African Diaspora, Proceedings of the UNESCO/SSHRCC Summer Institute, York University, July 14 - August 1, 1997


SERIES EDITOR - BOOKS PUBLISHED
 
African States and Societies in History Series, Westview Press
 
George E. Brooks, Ecology, Society, and Trade in Western Africa, 1000-1630 (1993)
M. G. Smith, Government in Kano, 1350-1950 (1997)
B. Marie Perinbam, Family, Identity and the State in the Bamako Kafu, c. 1800-c.1900 (1997)

African Modernization and Development Series, Westview Press

Dennis D. Cordell and Joel W. Gregory (eds.), African Population and Capitalism: Historical Perspectives (1987)
Donald Rothchild and Naomi Chazan (eds.), The Precarious Balance: State and Society in Africa 
(1988)
Sharon B. Stichter and Jane L. Parpart (eds.), Patriarchy and Class: African Women in the 
Household and Workplace (1988)
William J. Samarin, The Black Man's Burden: African Colonial Labor on the Congo and 
Ubangi Rivers (1989)
Samuel Decalo, Psychoses of Power: African Personal Dictatorships (1989)
Richard Stren and Rodney White (eds.), African Cities in Crisis: Managing Rapid Urban Growth 
(1989)
Fred Morton, Children of Ham: Freed Slaves and Fugitive Slaves on the Kenya Coast, 1873 to 
1907 (1990)
Robin Cohen and Harry Goulbourne (eds.), Democracy and Socialism in Africa (1991)
Jonathan Crush, Alan Jeeves, and David Yudelman, Southern African Labor Migration and the South African Gold Mines: 1960-1984 (1991)
John G. Galaty and Pierre Bonte (eds.), Herders, Warriors, and Traders: Pastoralism in Africa 
(1991)
Tom Forrest, Politics and Economic Development in Nigeria (1993)
Toyin Falola and Paul E. Lovejoy (eds.), Pawnship in Africa: Debt Bondage in Historical
Perspective (1994)
Howard Adelman and John Sorenson (eds.), African Refugees: Development Aid and 
Repatriation (1994)
Elizabeth A. Eldredge and Fred Morton (eds.), Slavery and South Africa: Captive Labor on the 
Dutch Frontiers (1994)
Dennis D. Cordell, Joel W. Gregory and Victor Piche, Hoe and Wage: A Social History of a 
Circular Migration System in West Africa (1996)
Joyce F. Kirk, Making a Voice: African Resistance to Segregation in South Africa (1998)

Other:

Peter Haenger, Slavery and Emancipation on the Gold Coast (Basel, Switzerland, Helbing et Lichtenhahn, 2000) (edited with John Shafer)

FILM/VIDEO

1997 "The African Trade," TimeWatch, BBC Productions
1997 "Slave Ship," Discovery Channel, Time/Watch Productions

RECENT CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS AND LECTURES

Conferences: Co-Organizer

“Liberté, identité, integration et servitude,” Al-Akhawayn University, Morocco, 29-30 Juin 2000 (with Mohammed Ennaji)

“Repercussions of the Slave Trade: The African Diaspora and the Hinterland of the Bight of Biafra,” Nike Lake, Enugu, July 2000 (with Carolyn Brown and Renée Soulodre-La France)
“Enslaving Connections: Africa and Brazil during the Era of the Slave Trade,” York University, October 12-15, 2000 (with José Curto)
“Fighting Back: African Strategies Against the Slave Trade,” Rutgers University, February 16-17, 2001 (with Carolyn Brown and Sylviane Diouf)
Second International Conference, “Esclavage et religion dans les temps modernes,” Essaouira, Morocco, June 15-17, 2001 (with Mohammed Ennaji, Chouki El Hamel, and Renée Soulodre-La France)

Conference Presentations, Seminars, and Lectures

“Letters of the Old Calabar Slave Trade, 1761-1789,” Forum on European Expansion and Global Interaction, St. Augustine, Florida, February 17-19, 2000
“Ethnic Designations of the Slave Trade,” Black Atlantic/African Diaspora Seminar Series, Rutgers University, February 24, 2000
“Slavery and Memory in an Islamic Society: Whose Audience? Which Audience?” Conference on Historians and their Audiences: Mobilizing History for the Millenium, York University, 13-15 April 2000

“The Black Atlantic in the Construction of the “Western” World: Alternative Approaches to the “Europeanization” of the Americas,” Conference on Recasting European and Canadian History: National Consciousness, Migration, Multicultural Lives, Bremen, Germany, 18-21 May 2000

“Identity and the Mirage of Ethnicity: Mahommah Gardo Baquaqua’s Journey to the Americas,” Conference on Liberté, identité, integration et servitude, Al-Akhawayn University, Morocco, 29-30 Juin 2000

“That ‘Horrid Hole’: Bonny and the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade,” Conference on “Reprecussions of the Slave Trade: The African Diaspora and the Hinterland of the Bight of Biafra,” Nike Lake, Enugu, July 2000 (with David Richardson)

“Muslim Freedmen in the Atlantic World: Images of Manumission and Self-Redemption,” Conference on “From Slavery to Freedom: Manumission in the Atlantic World,” October 4-6, 2000, College of Charleston, Charleston

“Baquaqua in Brazil,” Seminar, Universidade Federale da Bahia, February 2001

“Anglo-Efik Relations and Protection against Illegal Enslavement at Old Calabar, 1740-1807,” Conference on “Fighting Back: African Strategies Against the Slave Trade,” Rutgers University, February 16-17, 2001 (with David Richardson)

“The Ethnic Origins of Enslaved Africans in the Americas,” Atlantic History Lecture Series, University of Southern Maine, February 26, 2001

“Cyrus Francis Perkins’ Busha’s Mistress, or Catherine the Fugitive: Historical and Literary Context,” Harriet Tubman Seminar, York University, March 24, 2001 (with Verene Shepherd) 

“The Visual Representations of Ethnicity of the Slave Trade,” Byrne Lecture, Vanderbilt University, March 27, 2001

“Methodology through the Ethnic Lens,” Pathways: A Conference on Sources and Methods in African Scholarship, University of Texas, March 30-April 1, 2001
“The Biography of Mahommah Gardo Baquaqua: A Man of the African Diaspora,” World Archaeological Congress, Intercongress on the African Diaspora, Jacob Gelt Dekker Institute, Curaçao, 23-29 April, 2001

“Conceptualizing and Defining the African Diaspora,” Roundtable Discussion, Symposium on the African Diaspora, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, New York, May 4, 2001

“The Importance of Collaborative Research in the Study of the African Diaspora,” Workshop on Atlantic Crossings: Women’s Voices, Women’s Stories from the Caribbean and the Nigerian Hinterland, Dartmouth College, May 18-20, 2001

“Creating the Community of Believers: African Muslims in Trinidad, c. 1800-1850,” Second International Conference, “Esclavage et religion dans les temps modernes,” Essaouira, Morocco, June 15-17, 2001 (with David Trotman)

“Biography and Autobiography,” NEH Summer Institute for College Instructors, “Roots: The African Dimension of Early American History and Culture, through the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade,” University of Virginia, Charlottesville, June 28, 2001

“From Slaves to Palm Oil: Anglo-Biafran Commercial Relations 1767-1841,” Conference on “Maritime Empires,” National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, July 2-3, 2001 (with David Richardson)

“The Biography of Mahommah Gardo Baquaqua, Conference on “Slave Narratives,” Wilberforce University, Wilberforce, Ohio, October 11-13, 2001

“Kola Nuts in Cartegena: 17th Century Trans-Atlantic Exchange,” Simposio internacional, “Pasado, Presente y Futuro de los Afrodescendientes,” Cartagena, 18-20 October, 2001 (with Renée Souldore-La France)

“The State of Africa, African-American, Caribbean, and African Diaspora Studies,” Roundtable Discussion, Princeton University, October 10, 2001

“Methodology through the Ethnic Lens: The Study of Atlantic Africa,” Historian’s Craft, Department of History, York University, October 25, 2001

“A Importância de Pesquisa em Parceria na Reconstrução da História da Diáspora Africana – O Projeto da UNESCO de Rotas de Escravos e a Experiência do Projeto York/UNESCO do Interior da Nigéria,” Seminar o “Mês da consciencia negra,” Rio de Janeiro, 6-8 November 2001

“Debating the African Diaspora: African Studies and African Diaspora Studies,” Roundtable Discussion, African Studies Association Annual Meeting, Houston, Texas, November 15-18, 2001

Conference on “Aguda: Aspects of Afro-Brazilian Heritage in the Bight of Benin,” Ecole du Patrimoine Africain, Porto Novo, Republique du Benin, 26-30 November 2001 (with David Trotman)

Ph.D. SUPERVISION

Colleen Elizabeth Kriger, “Ironworking in 19th Century Central Africa” (1992)

Gerard Simanga Kunene, “British Colonial Policy in Swaziland, 1920-1960” (1992)

Iheanyi M. Enwerem, “The Politicization of Religion in Modern Nigeria: The Emergence and Politics of the Christian Association of Nigeria (CAN)” (1992)

Ibrahim Muhammad Jumare, “Land Tenure in the Sokoto Caliphate of Nigeria” (1996)

Edmund Abaka, “Kola Nut Production in Ghana (Gold Coast and Asante), 1865-1920” (1998)

Sean Stilwell, “The Kano Mamluks: Royal Slavery in the Sokoto Caliphate, 1807-1903” (1999)

Kwabena Opare Akurang-Parry, “‘Missy Queen in Her Palaver Says de Gole Cosse Slaves is Free’: The British Abolition of Slavery/Pawnship and Colonial Labour Recruitment in the Gold Coast (Southern Ghana), 1874-ca. 1940” (1999)

Femi James Kolapo, “Military Turbulence, Population Displacement and Commerce on a Slaving Frontier of the Sokoto Caliphate: Nupe c. 1810-1857” (1999)


Department of History, York University,  Toronto, Canada
Email: nigerian@yorku.ca
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