Slavery and freedom

From Roman Legal Tradition, Judith Evans Grubbs (Emory): Between Slavery and Freedom: Disputes over Status and the Codex Justinianus. Harmen G. Van der Wilt (Amsterdam): Trafficking in Human Beings: A Modern Form of Slavery or a Transnational Crime? Paul Richard Blum (Loyola): “I Felt So Tall Within”: Anthropology in Slave Narratives. Annette B. Ramirez de Arellano (UPR): Encountering the Viper: Edward Bliss Emerson and Slavery. Margherita Bottero (BoI) and Bjorn Wallace (Cambridge): Is There a Long-Term Effect of Africa's Slave Trades? Moamen Gouda (Marburg): The Long-Term Effect of Slavery on Violent Crime: Evidence from US Counties. From The Atlantic Monthly, Ta-Nehisi Coates on the case for reparations: Two hundred fifty years of slavery, ninety years of Jim Crow, sixty years of separate but equal, thirty-five years of racist housing policy — until we reckon with our compounding moral debts, America will never be whole (and more and more). Get ready for a national debate about slavery reparations — it shouldn't be so controversial, but it will. The Bleached Bones of the Dead: Greg Grandin on what the modern world owes slavery (it’s more than back wages). Julia Ott on slaves, the capital that made capitalism. Drew Gilpin Faust reviews The Problem of Slavery in the Age of Emancipation by David Brion Davis (and more). Joshua Keating interviews Biram Dah Abeid, a modern-day abolitionist on fighting slave power. Black sheep, white sheep: Daniel Oliver on how white slavery changed the Arab phenotype. Dan Arel on how top figures in the conservative movement are spreading the crazy lie that faith in God ended slavery.