St. Mary’s City, MD- Jeffrey Eden, assistant professor of history, has recently published the book, “Slavery and Empire in Central Asia” (Cambridge University Press, 2018). The book is an in-depth study of the slave trade that spurred the Russian conquest of Central Asia. It offers an unprecedented window into slaves’ lives from eyewitness accounts, autobiographies, and newly-uncovered interviews which demonstrate that the slaves brought about their own emancipation by fomenting the largest slave uprising in the region’s history.

A review of the book by Roy Mottahedeh, Harvard University, states“Jeff Eden brilliantly examines this slave trade using sources in Russian, Persian, and many other languages. Economic networks that have not previously been studied are revealed in this highly original study of the slave trade. This book is an altogether bravura performance.”

“Slavery and Empire in Central Asia” is available for sale on Amazon.