Indian Ocean Slavery In The Age Of Abolition

Paperback | December 17, 2013

EditorRobert W. Harms, Bernard K. Freamon, David W. Blight

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While the British were able to accomplish abolition in the trans-Atlantic world by the end of the nineteenth century, their efforts paradoxically caused a great increase in legal and illegal slave trading in the western Indian Ocean. Bringing together essays from leading authorities in the field of slavery studies, this comprehensive work offers an original and creative study of slavery and abolition in the Indian Ocean world during this period. Among the topics discussed are the relationship between British imperialism and slavery; Islamic law and slavery; and the bureaucracy of slave trading.

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While the British were able to accomplish abolition in the trans-Atlantic world by the end of the nineteenth century, their efforts paradoxically caused a great increase in legal and illegal slave trading in the western Indian Ocean. Bringing together essays from leading authorities in the field of slavery studies, this comprehensive w...

Robert Harms is the Henry J. Heinz Professor of History and African Studies at Yale University. Bernard K. Freamon is professor of law at Seton Hall Law School and director of the Law School’s Zanzibar Program on Modern Day Slavery and Human Trafficking. David W. Blight is professor of American history and director of the Gilder Lehrma...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:264 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.66 inPublished:December 17, 2013Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0300163878

ISBN - 13:9780300163872

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“This indispensable volume should introduce readers to relatively unknown worlds, and to some outstanding scholarship about those worlds.”—Choice