Barry Gaspar

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

Gaspar, David Barry, and Darlene Clark Hine, eds. Beyond Bondage: Free Women of Color in the Americas. University of Illinois Press, 2004.

Geggus, David P., and B. Gaspar, eds. A Turbulent Time: The Greater Caribbean in the Age of the French and Haitian Revolutions. 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 Laurent Dubois and Julius S. Scott. Routledge, 2010.

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 Carole Shammas and Elizabeth Mancke. Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005.

Gaspar, David Barry. “"’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 Elizabeth Mancke and Carole Shammas. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2005.

Gaspar, David Barry. “"’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 David Barry Gaspar and Darlene Clark 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 Christopher Tomlins and Bruce Mann. University of North Carolina Press, 2001.

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 Darlene Clark Hine and Jacqueline McLeod. Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 1999.

Gaspar, D. 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 Revolutions, edited by D. B. Gaspar and D. P. Geggus. Indiana University Press, 1997.

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 Robert L. Paquette and Stanley L. Engerman. University Presses of Florida, 1997.

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 D. B. Gaspar and D. P. Geggus. University of Indiana Press, 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 David Barry Gaspar and Darlene Clark Hine. Indiana University Press, 1996.

Pages

Fall 2019

The Atlantic Slave Trade (HISTORY 316S)
Class Bldg 229, MW 04:40 PM-05:55 PM
Caribbean 1492-1700 (HISTORY 318)
East Duke 204D, MW 01:25 PM-02:40 PM

Spring 2019

Rdngs Empr/colonial Encounters (HISTORY 790S-10)
Class Bldg 229, Tu 06:15 PM-08:45 PM

Fall 2018

Caribbean 1492-1700 (HISTORY 318)
Friedl Bdg 107, MW 01:25 PM-02:40 PM
Piracy In The Atlantic Basin (HISTORY 543S)
Class Bldg 229, MW 04:40 PM-05:55 PM

Spring 2018

War, Slavery, And Revolution (HISTORY 319)
East Duke 204D, MW 01:25 PM-02:40 PM

Fall 2017

Gtwy: History Of Calypso (HISTORY 172S)
Branson 202, MW 04:40 PM-05:55 PM
Caribbean 1492-1700 (HISTORY 318)
French Sci 2237, MWF 01:40 PM-02:30 PM

Spring 2017

Gtwy: History Of Calypso (HISTORY 172S)
Friedl Bdg 118, MW 06:15 PM-07:30 PM
Caribbean-18Th Century (HISTORY 319)
East Duke 204D, MWF 01:40 PM-02:30 PM

Fall 2016

Emergence Of Atlantic Basin (HISTORY 315S)
Soc/Psych 128, MW 04:40 PM-05:55 PM
Caribbean 1492-1700 (HISTORY 318)
East Duke 108, MWF 01:40 PM-02:30 PM

Spring 2016

Caribbean-18Th Century (HISTORY 319)
West Duke 106, MWF 01:40 PM-02:30 PM

Spring 2015

Caribbean-18Th Century (HISTORY 319)
West Duke 106, MWF 12:00 PM-12:50 PM
Cap Sem: Intercolonial Relatns (HISTORY 456S)
West Duke 202, M 03:05 PM-05:35 PM

Fall 2014

Emergence Of Atlantic Basin (HISTORY 315S)
Carr 229, M 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
Friedl Bdg 118, W 03:05 PM-04:20 PM
Caribbean 1492-1700 (HISTORY 318)
Biddle 104, MWF 12:00 PM-12:50 PM

Spring 2014

Caribbean-18Th Century (HISTORY 319)
Friedl Bdg 240, MWF 12:00 PM-12:50 PM
Cap Sem: Intercolonial Relatns (HISTORY 456S)
Carr 241, MW 03:05 PM-04:20 PM