Slavery and Reform in West Africa (Western African Studies Series): Toward Emancipation in Nineteenth-Century Senegal and the Gold Coast

Slavery and Reform in West Africa (Western African Studies Series): Toward Emancipation in Nineteenth-Century Senegal and the Gold Coast

by Trevor R. Getz
     
 
In a comparative analysis of the origins and impact of anti-slavery reforms on two countries in colonial coastal West Africa, Getz (African history, San Francisco State U.) traces the conditions under which reform, abolition, and compromised forms of emancipation would occur and the often overlooked central role of Africans in these processes. This approach avoids a

Overview

In a comparative analysis of the origins and impact of anti-slavery reforms on two countries in colonial coastal West Africa, Getz (African history, San Francisco State U.) traces the conditions under which reform, abolition, and compromised forms of emancipation would occur and the often overlooked central role of Africans in these processes. This approach avoids a reductionistic slave agency vs. particular regime policy focus that might miss regional variations and trends in the slave trade prior to this period. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780821441831
Publisher:
Ohio University Press
Publication date:
01/28/2004
Series:
Western African Studies Series
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

An assistant professor of African history at San Francisco State University, Trevor R. Getz has published articles on slavery and emancipation in West Africa, on the state of Akyem Abuakwa, and on the Atlantic slave trade.

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