Fighting the Slave Trade: West African Strategies

Fighting the Slave Trade: West African Strategies

by Sylviane A. Diouf
     
 

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Fighting the Slave Trade is the first book to explore in a systematic manner the strategies Africans used to protect and defend themselves and their communities from the onslaught of the Atlantic slave trade. It challenges widely held myths of African passivity and general complicity in the trade and shows that resistance to enslavement was much more pervasive than

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Fighting the Slave Trade is the first book to explore in a systematic manner the strategies Africans used to protect and defend themselves and their communities from the onslaught of the Atlantic slave trade. It challenges widely held myths of African passivity and general complicity in the trade and shows that resistance to enslavement was much more pervasive than has been acknowledged.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780821415160
Publisher:
Ohio University Press
Publication date:
10/24/2003
Series:
Western African Studies Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
242
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

The author of the award-winning Servants of Allah: African Muslims Enslaved in the Americas, Sylviane A. Diouf also initiated and co-organized the conference "Fighting Back: African Strategies against the Slave Trade" held at Rutgers University. She is a researcher at the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture at the New York Public Library.

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