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Transformations in Slavery

Transformations in Slavery
A History of Slavery in Africa

2nd Edition


Part of African Studies

  • Date Published: August 2000
  • availability: Replaced by 9780521176187
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521784306


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  • This history of African slavery 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 enslavement process 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. This new edition incorporates recent research, revised statistics on the slave trade demography, and an updated bibliography.

    • Challenges accepted interpretation of African slavery
    • Places African slavery within an international economic perspective
    • Second edition revises all statistical material on the demography of the slave trade and incorporates more recent research and an updated bibliography
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    "[T]his splendid book...makes important contributions to the study of African history and slavery." Journal of Social History

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    Product details

    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: August 2000
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521784306
    • length: 392 pages
    • dimensions: 230 x 154 x 28 mm
    • weight: 0.525kg
    • contains: 6 maps 29 tables
    • availability: Replaced by 9780521176187
  • Table of Contents

    List of maps and tables
    Note on currencies, weights and measures
    Preface to the second edition
    1. Africa and slavery
    2. On the frontiers of Islam, 1400–1600
    3. The export trade in slaves, 1600–1800
    4. The enslavement of Africans, 1600–1800
    5. The organization of slave marketing, 1600–1800
    6. Relationships of dependency, 1600–1800
    7. The nineteenth-century slave trade
    8. Slavery and 'legitimate trade' on the West African coast
    9. Slavery in the Savanna during the era of the Jihads
    10. Slavery in Central, Southern and Eastern Africa in the nineteenth century
    11. The abolitionist impulse
    12. Slavery in the political economy of Africa
    Chronology of measures against slavery

  • Author

    Paul E. Lovejoy, York University, Toronto

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