Cambridge University Press has commissioned a multivolume project on the global history of slavery and three scholars from the Alexander Hamilton Institute for the Study of Western Civilization (AHI) were invited to participate.  On September 19-20, Emory University hosted dozens of scholars from around the world who presented first drafts of essays that will appear in Cambridge World History of Slavery, Volume IV, 1804 to the Present.  AHI Academic Advisor Stanley Engerman, John Munro Professor of Economics, University of Rochester, presented two papers: (with Pieter Emmer , University of Leiden) “Slavery in the Non-Hispanic West Indies to 1863” and “Slavery in the US, 1807-1865.” AHI Advisor Peter Coclanis, Albert Ray Newsome Distinguished Professor and Director, Global Research Institute, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, presented on “The American Civil War and Its Aftermath.” AHI Charter Fellow Robert Paquette discussed “Slave Resistance.”

The Office of the Provost and the Emory Conference Center Subvention Fund; the Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation, at the University of Hull; The Laney Graduate School; The James Harvey Young Fund;  and Emory’s departments of History, African American Studies, and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies co-sponsored the conference.