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Junius Peter Jr. Rodriguez

Born: 1957 in Thibodaux, Louisiana
Pen Name: Junius Rodriguez

Connection to Illinois: Junius has been a professor at Eureka College in Eureka, Illinois since 1997.

Biography: Junius Rodriguez is Associate Professor of History at Eureka College in Eureka, Illinois. He specializes in African-American history and has done extensive research on slave rebellions. He received the Helen Cleaver Distinguished Teaching Award in 1997.


Primary Audience(s): Adult readers

Junius Peter Rodriguez on WorldCat :

Selected Titles

Chronology of world slavery /
ISBN: 0874368847 OCLC: 41090662

ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, Calif. : 1999.

"This work establishes the fact that slavery has existed since ancient times and tries to dispel the myth that slaves are only people of color. Designed to complement the two-volume Historical Encyclopedia of World Slavery (1997), it is much more than a mere chronology of world slavery. The work in divided into six geographical sections (ancient world, Europe, Asia, Africa, Latin America, and the United States), each with an introduction and chronology. More than 100 brief sidebar essays interspersed throughout the book enhance its readability. Extremely useful are 80 full-text historical and legal documents ranging from ancient times to the present, covering topcs from the "Code of Hammurabi" to "the Brazilian Government Recognizes Slave Labor" (1985). An extensive index and 50-page bibliography appear at the end of the work. Recommended for all libraries."--"Outstanding reference sources 2000", American Libraries, May 2000. Comp. by the Reference Sources Committee, RUSA, ALA.

Encyclopedia of emancipation and abolition in the Transatlantic world /
ISBN: 0765612577 OCLC: 75389907

Sharpe Reference, Armonk, NY : ©2007.

Includes primary source material.

Encyclopedia of slave resistance and rebellion /
ISBN: 0313332711 OCLC: 71809996

Greenwood Press, Westport, Conn. : 2007.

Entries cover slave rebellions, rebels, and modes and forms of slave resistance throughout the Americas, also providing information on the depiction of slavery and slave rebellions in literature and mass media.

Slavery in the modern world :
ISBN: 185109783X OCLC: 763161288

ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, Calif. : ©2011-

The Historical encyclopedia of world slavery /
ISBN: 0874368855 OCLC: 37884790

ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, Calif. : 1997.

Collects the work of more than 200 experts. Has more than 650 entries which examine and analyze human bondage in all its forms throughout the ages. Offers a historical overview of the subject and identifies the common threads that run through the slave systems of fundamentally different cultures.

The Louisiana Purchase :
ISBN: 157607188X OCLC: 48784568

ABC-CLIO, Santa Barbara, Calif. : ©2002.

Alphabetical entries cover significant events, personalities, and documents associated with the Louisiana Purchase.