Vincent O’Malley is a director of HistoryWorks, a research group providing quality research and writing on Māori history and Treaty issues. Vincent has been awarded the JD Stout Research Fellowship for 2014. He is currently working on a new book on the Waikato War, 1863–4, to be published by BWB in late-2015. His last book The Meeting Place: Māori and Pākehā Encounters, 1642–1840 (AUP, 2012) was shortlisted for the General Non-Fiction prize at the New Zealand Book Awards 2013.
Using a vast record of original documents and personal narratives, Douglas A. Blackmon unearths the lost stories of slaves and their descendants who journeyed into freedom after the Emancipation Proclamation and then back into the shadow of involuntary servitude shortly thereafter. By turns moving, sobering, and shocking, this unprecedented account reveals the stories of those who fought unsuccessfully against the re-emergence of human labor trafficking, the companies that profited most from neoslavery, and the insidious legacy of racism that reverberates today.