Essays and articles

P. Konings, M. Hids, S.J. Miske, M. van Rossum, M. Tosun, H. de Korte, ‘Exploring Slave Trade in Asia: Towards an International Database’, The Low Countries Journal of Social and Economic History 20:1 (2023), 153-172,

S. Sint-Nicolaas, M. van Rossum, U. Bosma, ‘Towards an Indian Ocean and Maritime Asia Slave Trade Database: An Exploration of Concepts, Lessons and Models’, Esclavages & Post-esclavages 3 (2020), 1-30,


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K. Ekama, L. Hellman, M. van Rossum, Slavery and Bondage in Asia, 1550-1850: Towards a Global History of Coerced Labour (De Gruyter 2022),

H. Hägerdal, ‘Introduction: Enslavement and the Slave Trade in Asia’, Slavery and Abolition 43:3 (2022), 445-459,

C. Chevaleyre, ‘Insiders by Analogy: Slaves in the Great Ming Code’, Slavery and Abolition 43:3 (2022), 460-481,

M. van Rossum, ‘Enslaveability, Slavery and Micro Histories: Reflections through the case of Cali’, Slavery and Abolition 43:3 (2022), 482-498, with contributions from Alexander Geelen and Merve Tosun,

G. Knaap, S’Slavery in the Dutch Colonial Empire in Southeast Asia: Seventeenth-Century Amboina Reconsidered’, Slavery and Abolition 43:3 (2022), 499-516,

S. E. Amirell, ‘”An Extremely Mild Form of Slavery… of the Worst Sort”: American Perceptions of Slavery in the Sulu Sultanate, 1899-1904’, Slavery and Abolition 43:3 (2022), 517-532,

R. B. Allen, ‘Exporting the Unfortunate: The European Slave Trade from India, 1500-1800’,  Slavery and Abolition 43:3 (2022), 533-552,

H. Hägerdal, ‘Warfare, Bestowal, Purchase: Dutch Acquisition of Slaves in the World of Eastern Indonesia, 1650–1800’, Slavery and Abolition 43:3 (2022), 553-573,

M. van Rossum, ‘Towards a global perspective on early modern slave trade: prices of the enslaved in the Indian Ocean, Indonesian Archipelago and Atlantic worlds’, Journal of Global History 17:1 (2022) 42-68,

T. Chakraborty & M. van Rossum, ‘Slave Trade and Slavery in Asia – New Perspectives’, Journal of Social History 54:1 (2020), 1-14,

H. Hägerdal, ‘Slaves and Slave Trade in the Timor Area: Between Indigenous Structures and External Impact’, Journal of Social History 54:1 (2020), 15-33,

R. Thiébaut, ‘French Slave Trade on Madagascar: A Quantitative Approach’, Journal of Social History 54:1 (2020), 34-65,

A. Geelen et al., ‘On the Run: Runaway Slaves and Their Social Networks in Eighteenth-Century Cochin’, Journal of Social History 54:1 (2020), 66-87,

K. Ekama, ‘Precarious Freedom: Manumission in Eighteenth-Century Colombo’, Journal of Social History 54:1 (2020), 88-108,

U. Bosma, ‘Commodification and Slavery in the Nineteenth-Century Indonesian Archipelago’, Journal of Social History 54:1 (2020), 109-124,

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