Transformations in Slavery: A History of Slavery in Africa / Edition 2

Transformations in Slavery: A History of Slavery in Africa / Edition 2

by Paul E. Lovejoy
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521784301

ISBN-13: 9780521784306

Pub. Date: 08/28/2000

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

This history of slavery in Africa from the fifteenth to the early twentieth century examines how indigenous African slavery developed within an international context." "Professor Lovejoy discusses the medieval Islamic slave trade and the Atlantic trade as well as the process of enslavement and the marketing of slaves. He considers the impact of European abolition and…  See more details below

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This history of slavery in Africa from the fifteenth to the early twentieth century examines how indigenous African slavery developed within an international context." "Professor Lovejoy discusses the medieval Islamic slave trade and the Atlantic trade as well as the process of enslavement and the marketing of slaves. He considers the impact of European abolition and assesses slavery's role in African history." "The book corrects the accepted interpretation that African slavery was mild and resulted in the slaves' assimilation. Instead, slaves were used extensively in production, although the exploitation methods and the relationships to world markets differed from those in the Americas. Nevertheless, slavery in Africa, like slavery in the Americas, developed from its position on the periphery of capitalist Europe.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521784306
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2000
Series:
African Studies Series, #100
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
392
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps and Tables
Note on Currencies, Weights, and Measures
Preface
Preface to the Second Edition
1Africa and Slavery1
2On the Frontiers of Islam, 1400-160024
3The Export Trade in Slaves, 1600-180046
4The Enslavement of Africans, 1600-180068
5The Organization of Slave Marketing, 1600-180091
6Relationships of Dependency, 1600-1800112
7The Nineteenth-Century Slave Trade140
8Slavery and 'Legitimate Trade' on the West African Coast165
9Slavery in the Savanna During the Era of the Jihads191
10Slavery in Central, Southern, and Eastern Africa in the Nineteenth Century226
11The Abolitionist Impulse252
12Slavery in the Political Economy of Africa276
AppChronology of Measures Against Slavery290
Notes295
Bibliography318
Index355

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