Launch of On-line Edition of Miller's Bibliography of Slavery

April 15, 2010

A reception and discussion marked UVA History Professor Joseph C. Miller release of an on-line edition of The Bibliography of Slavery and World Slaving on April 5. The Bibliography of Slavery is a searchable database containing verified references (except as noted) to nearly 22,000 scholarly works on slavery and slaving worldwide and throughout human history, including modern times. The bibliography includes works from all academic disciplines, in 28 languages. It includes all known print materials published since 1900 in scholarly formats, as well as digital scholarly journals, recent unpublished presentations at academic conferences, professional historical sites, and major museum exhibitions and catalogs. Elements of the bibliography appeared first as Slavery: A Comparative Teaching Bibliography (Waltham MA: Crossroads Press, 1977), and then in annual installments in the journal Slavery and Abolition since its founding in 1980.

IATH is hosting the site and will be providing technical support for the continued development of the project. Miller is founding editor of the Bibliography of Slavery and director of the on-line edition. Thomas Thurston, director of Education at the Gilder Lehrman Center (Yale University), is editor of the continued annual supplements to the bibliography. Site sponsors include the Virginia Center for Digital History, the Carter G. Woodson Institute for African American and African History, the College of Arts & Sciences, the Provost's Office, the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition, the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History, and the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.