Slavery and African Life : Occidental, Oriental, and African Slave Trades / Edition 1

Slavery and African Life : Occidental, Oriental, and African Slave Trades / Edition 1

by Patrick Manning
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521348676

ISBN-13: 9780521348676

Pub. Date: 09/28/1990

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This interpretation of the impact of slavery on African life emphasizes the importance of external demand for slaves by Occidental and Oriental purchasers in developing an active trade in slaves within Africa. The book summarizes a wide range of recent literature on slavery for all of tropical Africa. It analyzes the demography, economics, social structure and

Overview

This interpretation of the impact of slavery on African life emphasizes the importance of external demand for slaves by Occidental and Oriental purchasers in developing an active trade in slaves within Africa. The book summarizes a wide range of recent literature on slavery for all of tropical Africa. It analyzes the demography, economics, social structure and ideology of slavery in Africa from the beginning of large-scale slave exports in the seventeenth century to the gradual elimination of slavery in the twentieth century. While primarily a general survey, Dr. Manning presents original research and analysis, especially in his demographic model, computer simulation of slave trade and analysis of slave prices. By revealing clearly the succession of transformations which slavery brought throughout the African continent, the book shows in new depth the place of Africa in the history of the Atlantic basin, of western Asia and North Africa, and of the Indian Ocean.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521348676
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
09/28/1990
Series:
African Studies Series, #67
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
252
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.59(d)

Table of Contents

List of plates; List of figures; List of maps; Acknowledgements; Prologue: tragedy and sacrifice in the history of slavery; 1. The political economy of slavery in Africa; 2. Why Africans? The rise of the slave trade to 1700; 3. Slavery and the African population: a demographic model; 4. The quantitative impact of the slave trade, 1700–1900; 5. The economics and morality of slave supply; 6. Patterns of slave life; 7. Transformations of slavery and society, 1650–1900; 8. The end of slavery; 9. The world and Africa; Appendix 1: slave prices; Appendix 2: the demographic simulation; Notes; bibliography; Index.

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