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Joseph C. Miller

Joseph Calder Miller (born 1940) has been the T. Cary Johnson, Jr. Professor of history at the University of Virginia since 1972. He has written extensively on the early history of Africa, especially Angola,[1] the Atlantic slave trade, women and slavery, and child slavery.[2]

Miller received his B.A. at Wesleyan University in 1961 and an M.B.A. at Northwestern University in 1963. He attended graduate school at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, receiving a M.A. in 1967 and a Ph.D. in history in 1972.

Miller was treasurer of the American Historical Association in 1998. In 2004 he received a Guggenheim Fellowship to study the world history of slavery.[3]


  • The African past speaks: essays on oral tradition and history, Folkestone, England: Dawson; Hamden, CT: Archon, 1980, ISBN 0208017844
  • Way of death: merchant capitalism and the Angolan slave trade, 1730-1830, Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press, 1988, ISBN 0299115607
  • Equatorial Africa, Washington, DC: American Historical Association, 1976, ISBN 0872290212
  • Kings and kinsmen: early Mbundu states in Angola, Oxford, England: Clarendon Press, 1976, ISBN 0198227043
  • Slavery: a worldwide bibliography, 1900-1982, White Plains, NY: Kraus, 1985, ISBN 0527636592
  • New encyclopedia of Africa, with John Middleton, Detroit MI: Thomson/Gale, 2008, ISBN 0684314541
  • Macmillan encyclopedia of world slavery, with Paul Finkelman, New York, NY: Macmillan, 1998, ISBN 002864607X
  • Women and slavery, with Gwyn Campbell and Suzanne Miers, Athens OH: Ohio University Press, 2008, ISBN 0821417231
  • , AHA Presidential Address, Washington, DC, January 8, 1999History and Africa/Africa and History, published in The American Historical Review, Vol. 104, No. 1. (Feb., 1999), pp. 1–32


  1. ^ Angola on the move: Joseph C. Miller
  2. ^ Ohio University Press: Joseph C. Miller
  3. ^ University of Wisconsin-Madison: African Studies Program, January 25, 2012

External links

  • Joseph C. Miller at the University of Virginia
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