Barry Gaspar

Professor with Tenure

External address: 
306 Carr Bldg, Durham, NC 27708
Internal office address: 
Box 90719, Durham, NC 27708-0719
Phone: 
(919) 684-2109

Overview

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.

Education & Training

  • Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University 1974

  • M.A., Johns Hopkins University 1972

  • B.A., University of West Indies (West Indies) 1968

Beyond Bondage: Free Women of Color in the Americas. Edited by DB Gaspar and DC Hine. University of Illinois Press, 2004.

A Turbulent Time: The Greater Caribbean in the Age of the French and Haitian Revolutions (paperback edition). Edited by B Gaspar and D Geggus. Indiana University Press, 2003. (Monograph)

A Turbulent Time: The Greater Caribbean in the Age of the French and Haitian Revolutions. Edited by DP Geggus and B Gaspar. Indiana University Press, 1997.

Gaspar, B. Bondmen and Rebels. Duke University Press, 1993.

Gaspar, B. "A Dangerous Spirit of Liberty: Slave Rebellion in the West Indies in the 1730s." In Origins of the Black Atlantic,edited by L Dubois and JS Scott. Routledge, 2010. (Chapter)

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 C Shammas and E Mancke. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005. (Chapter)

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(,edited by E Mancke and C Shammas. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005.

Gaspar, DB. ""’To Be Free Is Very Sweet’: The Manumission of Female Slaves in Antigua, 1817-26"." In Beyond Bondage: Free Women of Color in the Americas,edited by DB Gaspar and DC Hine. Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2004.

Gaspar, B. "’Rigid and Inclement’: Origins of the Jamaica Slave Laws of the Seventeenth Century." In The Many Legalities of Early America,edited by C Tomlins and B Mann. University of North Carolina Press, 2001. (Essay)

Gaspar, B. "’With a Rod of Iron’: The Barbados Slave Laws as a Model for Jamaica, the Leeward Islands and South Carolina." In Crossing Boundaries: Comparative History of Blacks in the Diaspora,edited by DC Hine and J McLeod. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999. (Essay)

Gaspar, B. "Revolution, Slavery, and Emancipation in Saint Lucia, 1793-1838." In A Turbulent Time: The Greater Caribbean in the Age of the French and Haitian Revolutioms,edited by DB Gaspar and DP Geggus. University of Indiana Press, 1997. (Essay)

Gaspar, DB. "Revolution, Slavery and Emancipation in Saint Lucia, 1793-1838." In A Turbulent Time: The Greater Caribbean in the Age of the French and Haitian Revolutions,edited by DB Gaspar and DP Geggus. Indiana University Press, 1997. (Essay)

Gaspar, B. "Ameliorating Slavery: The Leeward Islands Slave Act of 1798." In Parts Beyond the Seas: The Lesser Antilles in the Age of European Expansion,edited by RL Paquette and SL Engerman. University Presses of Florida, 1997.

Gaspar, B. "’Deep in the Minds of Many’: Slave Women and Resistance in Antigua, 1632-1763." In More than Chattel: Black Women and Slavery in the Americas,edited by DB Gaspar and DC Hine. Indiana University Press, 1996. (Essay)

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