Research Interests for Barry Gaspar

Research Interests: Atlantic World

Dr. Gaspar concentrates on comparative slave systems, with a special interest in the development of slave society and the evolution of slave life in the United States and the Caribbean. The Atlantic Slave Trade, Atlantic history and culture, the legacy of slavery in post-slave societies, historical geography, colonial British America, and Caribbean and Afro-American history are also fields of major interest. He has published articles on slave resistance and social control. His study, Bondmen and Rebels: A Study of Master-Slave Relations in Antigua, was published by the Johns Hopkins University Press, and he co-edited More than Chattel: Black Women and Slavery in the Americas, published by Indiana University Press. He is currently working on transitions in patterns of slave revolt in the Caribbean and North America.

Abortion, Induced, Adaptation, Psychological, Child, Child, Preschool, Communication, Disabled Children, Ethics, Medical, History, Humans, Infant, Infant, Newborn, Morals, Paternalism, Personal Autonomy, Professional-Family Relations, Referral and Consultation, Stress, Psychological, Truth Disclosure
Recent Publications
  1. Gaspar, B, A Dangerous Spirit of Liberty: Slave Rebellion in the West Indies in the 1730s, in Origins of the Black Atlantic, edited by Dubois, L; Scott, JS (2010), pp. 424 pages, Routledge, ISBN 1136096345 [abs]
  2. Gaspar, B, ’Subjects to the King of Portugal’: Captivity and Repatriation in the Slave Trade to Antigua, 1724, in The Creation of the British Atlantic World, edited by Shammas, C; Mancke, E (2005), Johns Hopkins University Press
  3. Gaspar, DB, "’Subjects to the King of Portugal’: Captivity and Repatriation in the Atlantic Slave Trade (Antigua 1724)", in The Creation of the British Atlantic World(, Forthcoming), edited by Mancke, E; Shammas, C (2005), Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press
  4. Gaspar, DB, Review of The Diligent: A Voyage through the Worlds of the Slave Trade by Robert Harms, American Historical Review, vol. 109 no. 1 (February, 2004), pp. 144-145, Oxford University Press (OUP), ISSN 0002-8762 [doi]
  5. David Barry Gaspar and Darlene Clark Hine, Beyond Bondage: Free Women of Color in the Americas (2004), Urbana: University of Illinois Press