Padraic X. Scanlan is Assistant Professor at the Centre for Diaspora and Transnational Studies and the Centre for Industrial Relations and Human Resources at the University of Toronto. He is also a Research Associate at the Centre for History and Economics at the University of Cambridge and Harvard University. He is an historian of slavery, emancipation and economic life in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. His first book, Freedom’s Debtors: British Antislavery in Sierra Leone in the Age of Revolution (Yale University Press, 2017) was awarded the 2018 James A. Rawley Prize from the American Historical Association and the 2018 Wallace K. Ferguson Prize, from the Canadian Historical Association.
Professor Scanlan is currently working on two book projects, a history of the relationship between slavery, antislavery and emancipation in the British empire intended for a general audience and a history of emancipation and transnational labour reform in the 1830s.
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