Anne C. Bailey

Associate Professor
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania
African American history, African Diaspora Studies, African History
Office: Library Tower 717
Phone: (607) 777-6113
Personal webpage:


As a social historian in the departments of History and Africana Studies at SUNY Binghamton, I am dedicated to the study of African American history and African Diaspora Studies more generally. My own research has centered on the history of the Atlantic slave trade and its impact on Africa and its worldwide diaspora. I am particularly interested in bringing voices of the past that have been previously at the margins of historical discourse to the center of inquiry. As such, my recent book, AFRICAN VOICES OF THE ATLANTIC SLAVE TRADE: BEYOND THE SILENCE AND THE SHAME ( Beacon Press 2005 and Ian Randle Publishers 2006) looks at memories of the slave trade from the African perspective. Finally, I am also interested in the interplay of race and gender in the Americas in the 18 th and 19 th centuries.

Current undergraduate courses

  • The Making of the African Diaspora

Current Graduate courses

  • African American Historiography to 1865


  • African Voices of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Beyond the Silence and Shame (Beacon Press, 2005 and Ian Randle Publishers 2006). Historical monograph on the memories of the slave trade from the perspective of African communities; based on over 40 oral histories of chiefs and other elders with a focus on the major theme of the impact of the slave trade on Africa as well as African resistance to slavery. Cover won the Association of American University Press Award for best cover and book jacket in 2005. For selective reviews and excerpts in The Atlanta Journal Constitution, The Nation, Harvard Magazine and The Chronicle of Higher Education, [see: Harvard Magazine, and The Chronicle of Higher Education ].

  • “Breaking the Silence and A Break with the Past: African Oral Histories and the Transformations of the Atlantic Slave trade” in Ato Quayson and David Goldberg, eds. Relocating Post-colonialism , (London: Blackwell Pub. Ltd., 2002)
  • You Can Make a Difference: The Story of Martin Luther King Jr ., children's book for ages 9-12 designed to supplement texts in American history. (Bantam/Doubleday, 1990.)
  • Return to the Cave of Time, historical novel for children co-written with Edward Packard. (Bantam/Doubleday)


Editorial Board Member, Atlantic Studies: Literary, Cultural and Historical Perspectives . New journal published by Routledge.


  • Presidential Award for Excellence in Scholarship, Spelman College , 2005.
  • Fulbright Research Award, African Regional Research Program, 2003.
  • Harvard University W.E.B Dubois Fellow , 2000 -01.
  • Rutgers University Visiting Fellow, Spring, 1998.
  • Mellon Foundation Fellow, 1995-6.
  • Coro Foundation Fellow, 1986-87.



Tony Brown's Journal , PBS stations nationally; program entitled: "Slavery: America's Main Historical Event." Aired week of April, 22-28 2005 and reaired the week of September 9-15, 2005 and Sept. 2006.


NPR, DayBreak with Anthony McCarthy (WEEA 88.9) on Tuesday Feb. 21, 2005

NPR, News and Notes with Ed Gordon, NPR , April 13, 2005 News & Notes is a new one-hour NPR public affairs program that focuses on news, trends and topical issues of interest and importance to the African-American community. It was broadcast on 86 NPR member stations, including WNYC/New York, WBEZ/Chicago and WHYY/Philadelphia.

Tavis Smiley Radio Show, Public Radio International , Weekend of June 31, 2005.

"Some of Us Are Brave" Live radio show on KPFK ( Pacifica station) with host Charlene Muhammad on February 24, 2005.

African Voices of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Beyond the Silence and Shame

Last Updated: 8/12/16