Slaves, Spices and Ivory in Zanzibar: Integration of an East African Commercial Empire Into the World Economy, 1770-18

Slaves, Spices and Ivory in Zanzibar: Integration of an East African Commercial Empire Into the World Economy, 1770-18

by Abdul Sheriff
     
 
The rise of Zanzibar was based on two major economic transformations: firstly, slaves became used for the production of cloves and grain for export, instead of the slaves themselves being exported; secondly there was an increased demand for luxuries such as ivory and Zanzibar took advantage of its strategic position to trade as far as the Great Lakes. Yet this

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The rise of Zanzibar was based on two major economic transformations: firstly, slaves became used for the production of cloves and grain for export, instead of the slaves themselves being exported; secondly there was an increased demand for luxuries such as ivory and Zanzibar took advantage of its strategic position to trade as far as the Great Lakes. Yet this economic success increasingly subordinated Zanzibar to Britain, with its anti-slavery crusade and its control over the Indian merchant class. North America: Ohio U Press; Kenya: EAEP

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It is not that often that critical analysis, clear explanation, and historical facts are so effectively combined as in this excellent handbook. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AFRICAN HISTORICAL STUDIES Elegantly written and vigorously argued. JOURNAL OF SOUTHERN AFRICAN HISTORY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780852550151
Publisher:
Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date:
01/01/1987
Pages:
320

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