Terms of Trade and Terms of Trust: The History and Contexts of Pre-Colonial Market Production around the Upper Zambezi and Kasai

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Pt. A Introduction 1
A 1 Opening the lens: Views of an 'end of the world' 2
A 2 Choosing a perspective: Origins of peasants and markets in Africa 9
A 3 Processing the material: Disparate snapshots and their synthesis 29
Pt. B Entering the Atlantic World 45
B 1 Gates between coast and interior (before c.1800) 49
B 2 The climax and end of slave exports (c.1800-1850) 59
B 3 Ivory, beeswax and new patterns of trade (c.1840-80) 62
B 4 The 'Rubber Delirium' (c.1880-1910) 78
B 5 By the roadside: Services for travellers 87
B 6 Conclusion Part B: A chronology of market integration 97
Pt. C The Regional Economy: Expanding Production and Local Needs 101
C 1 A prehistory of indigenous productive innovation 103
C 2 Population and ecology - a changing balance 120
C 3 Emerging divisions of labour 135
C 4 The means of export production 154
C 5 Adaptations in the regional food economy 181
C 6 Use-values and currencies: the utility of imported goods 211
C 7 Conclusion Part C: 'Subsistence' and 'surplus' 236
Pt. D The Social Context: Labour, Power and Exchange 243
D 1 'Owners' and 'villagers' [s.n.]
D 2 Sisters and wives [s.n.]
D 3 Children and slaves [s.n]
D 4 'Strangers', neighbours and 'friends': the importance of non-kinship relations 295
D 5 Chieftainship and trade [s.n.]
D 6 Conclusion Part D: 'Equity with growth'? 371
Pt. E Negotiating the Market: Resident Producers and Foreign Traders 380
E 1 'Extortions, exactions and vexations' 381
E 2 Business and trust 393
E 3 The right price [s.n.]
E 4 Conclusion Part E: Changing moralities of exchange 412
Pt. F Epilogue 429
Appendix and References: Synopsis of travellers' reports on the Upper Zambezi and Kasai, 1794-1907 438
References: 1. Oral sources 441
References: 2. Written sources and bibliography 443
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