Slavery and the Birth of an African City Lagos, 1760-1900

ISBN-10: 0253222354
ISBN-13: 9780253222350
Edition: 2010
Authors: Kristin Mann
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Publication date: 1/25/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 488
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.782
Language: English

Kristin Mann is Professor of History at Emory University. She is author of Marrying Well: Marriage, Status, and Social Change among the Educated Elite in Colonial Lagos and editor (with Edna G. Bay) of Rethinking the African Diaspora: The Making of a Black Atlantic World in the Bight of Benin and Brazil.

Introduction
The Rise of Lagos as an Atlantic Port, c. 1760-1851
Trade, Oligarchy, and the Transformation of the Precolonial State
The Original Sin: Anti-slavery, Imperial Expansion, and Early Colonial Rule
Innocent Commerce: Boom and Bust in the Palm Produce Trade
Britain and Domestic Slavery
Redefining the Owner-Slave Relationship: Work, Ideology, and the Demand for People
The Changing Meaning of Land in the Urban Economy and Culture
Strategies of Struggle and Mechanisms of Control: Quotidian Conflicts and Court Cases
Conclusion
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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