Slavery and Colonial Rule in Africa

Slavery and Colonial Rule in Africa

by Martin A. Klein
     
 

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This book brings together a series of new case studies, some by young scholars, others by widely published authors. All are based on original research and designed to enhance our understanding of the process of the abolition of slavery in Africa at the grass-roots level. Part of the studies are on new areas of interest such as the German colonies and the Algerian

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This book brings together a series of new case studies, some by young scholars, others by widely published authors. All are based on original research and designed to enhance our understanding of the process of the abolition of slavery in Africa at the grass-roots level. Part of the studies are on new areas of interest such as the German colonies and the Algerian Sahara. Others throw new light on questions already debated, such as emancipation of the Gold Coast. Some focus on the impact of abolition on particular groups of slaves, such as the royal slaves in Nigeria and concubines in Morocco. Among the themes considered is the role of slaves in their own emancipation, the short and long-term results of abolition, the role of the League of Nations, and the vestiges of slavery in Africa today.

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The authors of 13 contributions look at the role of slaves in their own emancipation, the immediate and lasting results of abolition, the role of the League of Nations, and vestiges of slavery in Africa today. Specific topics include the mirage of manumission in the Algerian Sahara in the second half of the 19th century; slavery and Muslim jurisprudence in Morocco; servility and dependency among the Fulbe of Bundu; royal slave culture and the colonial regime in Kano; and slave resistance and emancipation in Sierra Leone from 1894 to 1928. Distributed by ISBS. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780714648842
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
11/28/1998
Series:
Studies in Slave and Post-Slave Societies and Cultures
Pages:
308
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.10(d)

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