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About Edlie Wong

Edlie Wong joined the University of Maryland in 2010. She was previously an Associate Professor at Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey. She is the author of Neither Fugitive nor Free: Atlantic Slavery, Freedom Suits, and the Legal Culture of Travel and Racial Reconstruction: Black Inclusion, Chinese Exclusion, and the Fictions of Citizenship.

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

Bound and determined: new abolitionism and the campaign against modern slavery

The question of mobility was central to struggles against the transatlantic slave trade and slavery. Current campaigns focus on the journey into slavery, overlooking the spatial captivity entailed in ‘modern slavery’.

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