Rediscovered journal brings unique perspective on Atlantic slave trade


Illinois history professor Craig Koslofsky’s new book, co-written with University of Zurich history professor Ricardo Zaugg, translates the rediscovered journal of a German barber-surgeon in the Atlantic slave trade.

“His (the barber-surgeon's) complicity is something that we should all contemplate as we’re thinking about our ancestors who benefited from the slave trade, and how that trade functioned."

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