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
     
 

By comparing the strategies of colonial administrators, slave owners, and slaves across these two regions and throughout the nineteenth century, Slavery and Reform in West Africa reveals not only the reasons for the astounding success of slave owners but also the factors that could, and in some cases did, lead to slave liberations. These findings have serious…  See more details below

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By comparing the strategies of colonial administrators, slave owners, and slaves across these two regions and throughout the nineteenth century, Slavery and Reform in West Africa reveals not only the reasons for the astounding success of slave owners but also the factors that could, and in some cases did, lead to slave liberations. These findings have serious implications for the wider study of slavery and emancipation and for the history of Africa generally.

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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