The Atlantic Slave Trade
- Freedom Seekers: Escaping from Slavery in Restoration London, by Simon P. Newman: published on 1 February 2022, this book uncovers the true extent of slavery in 17th-century England through the hidden stories of enslaved and bound people in London.
- University of Glasgow online course: History of Slavery in the British Caribbean
- Beniba Centre for Slavery Studies, University of Glasgow.
- Saint Lauretia Minecraft Project, created by PhD student Nelson Mundell, about Caribbean plantation islands
- Seeking Refuge from Slavery, University of Glasgow.
- Runaways London
- Runaway Slaves in Britain: bondage, freedom and race in the eighteenth century. Available here: https://www.runaways.gla.ac.uk/database/table/
- Pleece, W. (2018) Freedom Bound (BHP Comics). Freedom Bound was created in conjunction with the University of Glasgow with the purpose of educating Scottish young people about the history of slavery in the country. A class set of Freedom Bound will be delivered to every Scottish state secondary school and can supplement educational plans and classes on the Atlantic Slave Trade, broadening understanding of Scotland's uncomfortable connections with slavery.
Open Access Articles
- Mullen, S. (2022) Centring Transatlanic Slavery in Scottish Historiography. History Compass. Wiley Online Library. Available here: https://compass.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/full/10.1111/hic3.12707
- Mullen, S. (2022) The Glasgow Sugar Aristocracy: Scotland and Caribbean Slavery, 1775–1838. New Historical Perspectives. University of London Press. Available here: https://humanities-digital-library.org/index.php/hdl/catalog/book/glasgow-sugar-aristocracy
- Mullen, S. (2020) Addressing the Absences in Teaching Scotland's Slavery Past. In: N. Meer, S. Akhtar, N. Davidson (Eds.) Takign Stock: Race Equality in Scotland. Runnymede Perspectives. Available here: https://eprints.gla.ac.uk/220908/1/220908.pdf
- Mullen, S. (2016) Scots in the West Indies in the colonial period: a view from the archives. Scottish Archives, 22, pp. 7-16. Available here: http://eprints.gla.ac.uk/158530/.
- Mullen, S. (2016) The Scots Kirk of Colonial Kingston, Jamaica. Scottish Church History Society Records, 45. Available here: http://eprints.gla.ac.uk/156205/.
- Newman, S. (2018) Freedom-seeking slaves in England and Scotland, 1700-1780. English Historical Review. Available here: http://eprints.gla.ac.uk/169302/.
- Newman S. (2018) Hidden in Plain Sight: escaped slaves in late-18th and early-19th century Jamaica. The William and Mary Quarterly (OI Digital Reader). Available here: https://oieahc-cf.wm.edu/wmq/browse_toc.cfm?issue_num=OpenWMQ_2018.
- Newman, S. P. (2017) Rethinking runaways in the British Atlantic world: Britain, the Caribbean, West Africa and North America. Slavery and Abolition, 38(1), pp. 49-75. Available here: http://eprints.gla.ac.uk/121257/.
Research Paper Podcast
- Cairns, J. (2016) Slavery in Scotland, How Glasgow Flourished [Podcast]. Available here: https://howglasgowflourished.wordpress.com/2016/10/04/slavery-in-scotland-john-cairns/.
Newman, S., A New World of Labor: The Development of Plantation Slavery in the British Atlantic (Philadelphia, 2013)
The small and remote island of Barbados seems an unlikely location for the epochal change in labour that overwhelmed it and much of British America in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. However, by 1650 it had become the greatest wealth-producing area in the English-speaking world, the center of an exchange of people and goods between the British Isles, the Gold Coast of West Africa, and the New World. By the early seventeenth century, more than half a million enslaved men, women, and children had been transported to the island. In A New World of Labor, Simon P. Newman argues that this exchange stimulated an entirely new system of bound labour.