Studies in the History of the African Diaspora - Documents (SHADD)

Studies in the History of the African Diaspora - Documents (SHADD)

Mary Ann Shadd

The Tubman Institute hosts a rich variety of documents in the collection entitled Studies in the History of the African Diaspora - Documents. Under the editorship of Professor Paul Lovejoy, many researchers have contributed to this collection. Visit us at

The series is named in honour of Mary Ann Shadd, feminist and abolitionist editor of the Provincial Freeman (Windsor, Toronto, and Chatham, Canada West), 1853-57. SHADD operates under the direction of an Editorial Collective at York University, Toronto, Canada. The Editorial Advisory Board consists of members of the Harriet Tubman Institute.

SHADD publishes manuscripts in Arabic, French, Portuguese, English, Spanish and other languages relevant to the history of the African diaspora. Original documents may be submitted to the Editorial Collective for consideration. Documents must be digitized or accessible for digitization, and where permission to publish is required, such permission should be secured in writing. All citations will give full credit to the location of documents; there will be inventories of documents, as appropriate. Internet links to institutions will be included, indicating where additional materials may be found, as well as sources for documents included on the site. Hard copies of digitized documents will be deposited at selected repositories in Latin America, the Caribbean and West Africa, as determined by the decision of the Editorial Collective. Wherever appropriate annotations and introductions will be revised as new information is recovered or otherwise made available.