IT IS ALWAYS a pleasure to acknowledge the collaboration and support of the many colleagues and associates who have contributed to the compilation of this bibliography over, now, more than two decades. The project has become very much a cooperative endeavor, as the years have passed since the opportunity to teach comparative slavery to University of Virginia students first presented itself in 1972.
This is far from the first bibliographical effort in the field of slavery, and I have made extensive use of my predecessors' works as starting points for many of the entries developed here. Most are traceable through the index listing for "Bibliographies". In particular, for ancient slavery, I have drawn on Norbert Brockmeyer's extensive compilations.1 Jonathon Silk's investigations into slavery in ancient India provided a substantial portion of the current section on that world region.2 Gulnihal Bozkurt contributed her bibiography in Turkish on Ottoman slavery.3 Key monographs also provided entré to other areas. Scholars of American slavery will be familiar with, and grateful for, John David Smith's very large Black Slavery in the Americas.4
Users of the earlier, partial, bibliographies that have now been brought togetherbetween these covers5 will be familiar with the names of the extremely talented series of Virginia history graduate students who have scoured libraries, searched data bases, tracked down footnotes, smelled out the truth behind partial and erroneous references that have reached us, developed search procedures, stood at photocopying machines, sought the elusive "v" with which we designate confirmed "verified" entries in our working drafts with the determination of detectives, and -- in the process -- become friends as well as collaborators. Collectively they have brought the bibliography to its present state of relative completeness…:
Slavery and slaving in World history – A bibiography, 1900-91 – Joseph Miller:
Introduction to 1999 Compilation:
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