Introduction: sources and methods - writing about African slavery and the slave trade Alice Bellagamba, Sandra E. Greene and
Martin A. Klein; 1. Excavating Arabic sources for the history of slavery and slave trade in Western Africa Ghislaine Lydon
and Bruce Hall; 2. Christian missionaries on record: documenting slavery and the slave trade from the late fifteenth to the
early twentieth century Sandra E. Greene; 3. Early-modern European-language sources on African slavery: the historian at work
Pierluigi Valsecchi; 4. African intellectual ideas in the age of legal slavery and the slave trade Sandra E. Greene and Oluwatoyin
Oduntan; 5. Looking for slavery in colonial archives: French West Africa Martin A. Klein; 6. Slave voices in African colonial
courts: sources and methods Kristin Mann and Richard Roberts; 7. Understanding African slavery past through spirit possession
Alessandra Brivio; 8. Yesterday and today: oral representations of the past and the legacy of African slavery Alice Bellagamba.