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Barry Gaspar

Professor of History
Dept of History, Box 90719, Durham, NC 27708-0719
306 Classroom Bldg, Durham, NC 27708


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.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor of History · 1988 - Present History, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Education, Training & Certifications

Johns Hopkins University · 1974 Ph.D.
Johns Hopkins University · 1972 M.A.
University of West Indies (West Indies) · 1968 B.A.