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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Junius Peter Jr. Rodriguez  

Pen Name: Junius Rodriguez


Audience: Adult;

Born: 1957 in Thibodaux, Louisiana

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Illinois Connection

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

Biographical and Professional Information

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.

Published Works

  • Historical Encyclopedia of World Slavery, ABC CLIO, 1997
  • Chronology of World Slavery, ABC CLIO, 1999
  • The Louisiana Purchase , ABC CLIO, 2002
  • Encyclopedia of Slave Resistance and Rebellion, Greenwood Press, 2006
  • Encyclopedia of Emancipation and Abolition in the Transatlantic World, Sharpe Reference, 2007
  • Slavery in the Modern World: A History of Political, Social, and Economic Oppression'', ABC CLIO, 2009

Selected Titles At Your Library

The Historical encyclopedia of world slavery /
ISBN: 0874368855. OCLC Number:

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.

Chronology of world slavery /
ISBN: 0874368847. OCLC Number:

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.

The Louisiana Purchase :
ISBN: 157607188X. OCLC Number:

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

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

Encyclopedia of slave resistance and rebellion /
ISBN: 0313332711. OCLC Number:

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.

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

Sharpe Reference,. Armonk, NY :. ©2007.

Includes primary source material.

Slavery in the modern world :
ISBN: 185109783X. OCLC Number:

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



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