Padraic X. Scanlan Bibliography

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Updated June 26, 2019

Freedom’s Debtors: British Antislavery in Sierra Leone in the Age of Revolution. The Lewis Walpole Series in Eighteenth-Century Culture and History. New Haven and London: Yale University Press, October 2017.

“The Colonial Rebirth of British Anti-Slavery: The Liberated African Villages of Sierra Leone, 1815-1823.” The American Historical Review 121, no. 4 (2016): 1085-1113. 

“Blood, Money and Endless Paper: Slavery and Capital in British Imperial History.” History Compass 14, no. 5 (2016): 218–230. 

“The Rewards of Their Exertions: Prize Money and British Abolitionism in Sierra Leone, 1808–1823.” Past & Present 225, no. 1 (2014): 113–142.

Reviews and essays

The White Man’s Boredom.” The New Inquiry. March 15, 2019.

“A Fistful of Shells by Toby Green Review – the West African Slave Trade.” The Guardian, March 8, 2019, sec. Books.

“Damon’s Case and the Meaning of British Antislavery.” EuropeNow - a Journal of Research and Art, November 7, 2018.

“Book Review: Masters of Craft: Old Jobs in the New Urban Economy by Richard E. Ocejo.LSE Review of Books, May 14, 2018.

“Long Read Review: The New Poverty by Stephen Armstrong.” LSE Review of Books, April 9, 2018.

“Factory Made.” The New Inquiry, March 30, 2018.

“Long Read Review: The Dawn Watch: Joseph Conrad in a Global World by Maya Jasanoff.” LSE Review of Books , January 17, 2018. 

“Grant by Ron Chernow Review – Booze, Slavery and an Argument for Greatness.” The Guardian, December 6, 2017, sec. Books. 

“Sugar by James Walvin Review – from Slavery to Obesity.” The Guardian, July 27, 2017, sec. Books. 

“Britain’s History and Memory of Transatlantic Slavery,” The Oxford Research Center in the Humanities (TORCH), 24 May 2017, Oxford, UK.

“Abolishing the Slave Trade: Sierra Leone and British Abolitionism.” Past & Present Blog. 5 November 2014.