Commercial Agriculture, the Slave Trade & Slavery in Atlantic Africa by Suzanne SchwarzCommercial Agriculture, the Slave Trade & Slavery in Atlantic Africa by Suzanne Schwarz

Commercial Agriculture, the Slave Trade & Slavery in Atlantic Africa

bySuzanne Schwarz, Silke StrickrodtEditorRobin Law

Paperback | March 17, 2016

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This book considers commercial agriculture in Africa in relation to the trans-Atlantic slave trade and the institution of slavery within Africa itself, from the beginnings of Afro-European maritime trade in the fifteenth century to the early stages of colonial rule in the twentieth century. For Europeans, the export of agricultural produce represented a potential alternative to the slave trade from the outset and there was recurrent interest in establishing plantations in Africa or in purchasing crops from African producers. This idea gained greater currency in the context of the movement for the abolition of the slave trade from the late eighteenth century onwards, when the promotion of commercial agriculture in Africa was seen as a means of suppressing the slave trade. Robin Law is Emeritus Professor of African History, University of Stirling; Suzanne Schwarz is Professor of History, University of Worcester; Silke Strickrodt is a Visiting Research Fellow in the Department of African Studies and Anthropology at the University of Birmingham.
Title:Commercial Agriculture, the Slave Trade & Slavery in Atlantic AfricaFormat:PaperbackDimensions:290 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.61 inPublished:March 17, 2016Publisher:Boydell & Brewer LtdLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1847011365

ISBN - 13:9781847011367

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