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  • Rediscovered journal brings unique perspective on Atlantic slave trade

    Craig Koslofsky is an Illinois history professor. His new book, co-written with Roberto Zaugg, translates the journal of a barber-surgeon in the Atlantic slave trade.

    Illinois history professor Craig Koslofsky’s new book, co-written with University of Zurich history professor Roberto Zaugg, translates the rediscovered journal of a German barber-surgeon in the Atlantic slave trade.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer


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  • Editor’s notes:

    To reach Craig Koslofsky, call 217-333-6885; email; to reach Roberto Zaugg, email

    The book “A German Barber-Surgeon in the Atlantic Slave Trade: The Seventeenth-Century Journal of Johann Peter Oettinger” is available from the University of Virginia Press.