Transformations in Slavery A History of Slavery in Africa

ISBN-10: 0521784301

ISBN-13: 9780521784306

Edition: 2nd 2000 (Revised)

Authors: Paul E. Lovejoy, David Anderson, Carolyn Brown, Christopher Clapham, Michael Gomez

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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. The new edition revises all statistical material on the slave trade demography and incorporates recent research with an updated bibliography.
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List price: $31.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 8/28/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 392
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

David Anderson is Director of the African Studies Centre and Professor of African Politics, St Cross College, Oxford University.Nic Cheeseman is Lecturer in African Politics, Jesus College, Oxford University.

List of Maps and Tables
Note on Currencies, Weights, and Measures
Preface to the Second Edition
Africa and Slavery
Slavery: A Definition
Slavery in Social Formations
The African Setting
The Islamic Factor
The Trans-Atlantic Trade
On the Frontiers of Islam, 1400-1600
The Medieval Slave Trade: The African Frontier
The Institution of Slavery in Muslim Africa
Origins of the Atlantic Trade: The Muslim Connection
Slavery Along the Guinea Coast
The Export Trade in Slaves, 1600-1800
Volume of the Export Trade, 1600-1800
The Dominance of West-Central Africa
The Bight of Benin, 1640-1800
The Gold Coast
The Bight of Biafra
The Upper Guinea Coast and Senegambia
The Volume of the Trade Across the Sahara, Red Sea, and Indian Ocean
Demographic Implications of the Export Trade
The Enslavement of Africans, 1600-1800
A Politically Fragmented Continent
The Muslim Tradition of War and State
War-Lords of West-Central Africa
Politics of Slave Trading on the West African Coast
The Dynamics of Slave Supply
The Organization of Slave Marketing, 1600-1800
Muslim Networks
Administered Trade in West-Central Africa
Coastal West Africa: State Trade, River-Boats, and Oracles
Patterns in Restrictive Practices
Slaves and Other Commodities
The Import Trade
Relationships of Dependency, 1600-1800
The Expansion of Slavery
The Northern Savanna
The West African Coast and Its Interior
Slavery in West-Central Africa
European Slavery in Africa
The Nineteenth-Century Slave Trade
The Dynamics of Slavery in the Nineteenth Century
The Trans-Atlantic Trade: The Last Surge
The Volume of the Non-Slave Trade
The Trans-Saharan and Red Sea Trade
The East African Trade
The Internal Trade
Slavery and 'Legitimate Trade' on the West African Coast
Slavery and 'Legitimate Trade'
The Western Coast and Asante
Dahomey and the Yoruba States
The Bight of Biafra
Slavery in the Savanna During the Era of the Jihads
The Size of the Slave Population in the Savanna
The Western Sudan
The Central Sudan
The Region East of Lake Chad
The Organization of the Plantation Sector
Slavery in the Sahel
Assimilation of Slaves
Slavery on the Periphery
Slavery in Central, Southern, and Eastern Africa in the Nineteenth Century
The Expansion of the External Enclaves
The Omani-Swahili Sector
The South-Eastern Coast and the Lake Malawi Corridor
The Portuguese Enclaves in West-Central Africa
Apprenticeship in South Africa
Expansion of an Indigenous Slave Mode of Production
The Limited Transformation of Lineage Slavery
The Abolitionist Impulse
The Reluctant Move Towards Abolition
The Colonial Occupation of the Western Coast
Christian Missions in Central and East Africa
The Imperialist Justification of Islamic Slavery
Slavery in the Political Economy of Africa
Slavery as a Mode of Production
The Transformation of Slavery
Articulation with Capitalism
The Legacy of Slavery
Chronology of Measures Against Slavery
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