Reading the History of Slavery: 3 Experts Offer Book Recommendations

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Perhaps more than ever, we need to better educate ourselves on the history of slavery, and consider the ways in which it informs how we have arrived at the present. We invited three prominent scholars to recommend books that speak to the current historical moment and help us better understand the protests. Below are the recommendations of Sowande’ M. Mustakeem, Manuel Barcia, and Ana Lucia Araujo.

Sowande’ M. Mustakeem‘s Recommendations

Sowande’ M. Mustakeem is an Associate Professor in the Departments of History & African American and African Studies at Washington University in St. Louis. Her research and teaching interests focus on race, gender, slavery, violence, illness, criminality, and public memory of the past.  She has been featured on BBC radio, the PBS documentary series “Many Rivers to Cross,” Vox, and recently on the ABWH-TV episode, “Black Women, History, and State Violence.” Dr. Mustakeem is the…

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