New book

Ana Lucia Araujo, Slavery in the Age of Memory: Engaging the Past (Bloomsbury, 2020).


“The Atlantic system of slavery shaped the characters of all the countries that slavery touched. Richly researched, Slavery in the Age of Memory is a fascinating and necessary look at how former slave societies, from Brazil to Virginia, have tried to process the memory of slavery in the midst of lingering traumas wrought by the institution” – Annette Gordon-Reed, Professor of Law and History, Harvard University, United States

“Drawing on a wide array of sources, Ana Lucia Araujo explores the ways that slavery and the Atlantic slave trade have been remembered and commemorated across the globe. From the Americas to Europe and Africa, Slavery in the Age of Memory demonstrates that people and institutions are still wrestling with slavery’s past. This book is timely and necessary.” – Erica Armstrong Dunbar, Charles and Mary Beard Professor of History, Rutgers University, United States

“An important, comprehensive and insightful analysis of ‘modalities of memory’ of slavery, this book is multi-layered, versatile and compelling. Revealing herself once again as one of the foremost international experts in the field, Professor Araujo meets and surpasses her long-established reputation for rigorous investigation, critical depth and astute observations.” – Stephen Small, Professor of African American Studies, University of California, Berkeley, United States