Women & Slavery in Africa

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"Most slaves in sub-Saharan African were women." With that introductory and revolutionary sentence Robertson and Klein redefined much of the social and economic history of Africa.

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Editorial Reviews

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“Women and Slavery in Africa is simply one of the best books to appear in the past five years.... [The editors] are to be congratulated for having produced a lively, important, and provocative volume.”–African Economic History
Original studies highlight the sometimes surprising roles of African women as slaves and slave owners in Africa, drawing on life histories of slaves, anthropological investigations, and archival research. Contributors argue that women slaves were preferred within Africa, expressed in higher prices for women than men, and that this made male slaves more available for the Atlantic trade. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780435074173
  • Publisher: Heinemann
  • Publication date: 5/29/1997
  • Series: Classics of African Studies Series
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 392
  • Age range: 18 years
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.77 (d)

Meet the Author

Claire C. Robertson is Professor of History and Women's Studies at The Ohio State University. She has written extensively on women's economic history in Africa, particularly on Ghana and Kenya.

Martin A. Klein is professor of history at the University of Toronto. His published works focus on the social and economic history of Senegal and Mali, including slavery.

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Table of Contents


Demographic and Theoretical Perspectives

African Women in the Atlantic Slave Trade, Herbert S. Klein

Sexual Demography: The Impact of the Slave Trade on Family Structure, John Thornton

Female Slavery, Claude Meillassoux

Women in Slavery in the Western Sudan, Martin A. Klein

Production and Reproduction

Sustaining the System: Trading Towns along the Middle Zaire, Robert Harms

The Songhay-Zarma Female Slave, J.-P. Olivier de Sardan

Women in Slavery among the Mangbetu, Curtin A. Keim

Slave Wives, Free Sisters, Susan Herlin Broadhead

The Slave Experience: Case Histories The Story of Swema, Edward A. Alpers

Post Proclamation Slavery in Accra, Claire C. Robertson

Bwanikwa: Consciousness and Protest among Slave Women, Marcia Wright

Women as Slave Owners, Users, & Traders

Slaves, Slave Owners, and Slave Dealers, Carol P. MacCormack

A Nhara of the Guinea-Bissau Region, George E. Brooks

Women Slavers of Guina-Conakry, Bruce L. Mouser

Servitude and Worldly Success in the Palace of Dahomey, Edna G. Bay

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