This book summarizes a wide range of recent literature on slavery for all of tropical Africa.
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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