Daily Archives: July 14, 2022


Africans on the Colonial North American Continent: Professor Jane Landers Lecture

Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project
Premiered Sep 29, 2021
Today, the Middle Passage Ceremonies and Port Markers Project welcomes you to a virtual lecture by Professor Jane Landers, the Gertrude Vanderbilt Professor of History at Vanderbilt University, Director of the Slave Societies Digital Archive and Vanderbilt’s International Initiative for the Study of Slave Societies. She will discuss the first attempt by Spain at establishing a permanent European settlement in North America. This day is significant because 495 years ago, on September 29, 1526, enslaved Africans arrived with the Spanish colonists to build this new settlement, marking the first documented African arrival on the North American continent. Thank you for joining us.

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African Diaspora through the Americas: Slavery in the Old World and the Atlantic Slave Trade

Vanderbilt University – Mar 19, 2013

Jane Landers, Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of History, and Marshall Eakin, Professor of History, team-teach this course designed to offer an overview of the rise of the African slave trade and the subsequent diaspora of Africans through the Americas. Main themes include the differences among European slave systems in the Spanish, Portuguese, English, and French colonies of the Americas and the resulting varieties of cultural expression and resistance of the enslaved. The course will also introduce the wide variety of evidence now available for studying the African diaspora in the Americas.

The class is part of the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at Vanderbilt. The non-credit classes are intended for older adults who want to pursue lifelong learning with the stimulus of lectures and discussions in an informal and relaxed environment.

Slavery and Abolition in the Atlantic World: Jane Landers

This book highlights newly-discovered and underutilized sources for the study of slavery and abolition. It features the contributions of scholars who work with Portuguese, Spanish, German, Dutch, and Swedish materials from Europe, Africa and Latin America. Their work draws on legal suits, merchant correspondence, Catholic sacramental records, and rare newspapers dating from the seventeenth through the nineteenth centuries. Essays cover the volume of the early South Atlantic slave trade; African and African-descended religious and cultural communities in Rio de Janeiro and the Spanish circum-Caribbean; Eurafrican trade alliances on the Gold Coast; and public participation in abolition in nineteenth-century Brazil. These essays change and enrich our understandings of slavery and its end in the Atlantic World. This book was originally published as a special issue of Slavery and Abollition.

Jane Landers is Gertrude Conaway Vanderbilt Professor of History of Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN, USA, and Director of the Ecclesiastical and Secular Sources for Slave Societies website (Vanderbilt.edu/esss). She is the author of several books, including Atlantic Creoles in the Age of Revolutions (2010) and Black Society in Spanish Florida (1999).

  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Routledge; 1st edition (March 31, 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 128 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0367220105
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0367220105
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 8.8 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 6.85 x 0.32 x 9.69 inches

Alida Metcalf, “Maps as Ephemera”

Chao Center for Asian Studies, Rice University– Dec 13, 2012