Resisting Bondage In Indian Ocean Africa And Asia by Edward A. AlpersResisting Bondage In Indian Ocean Africa And Asia by Edward A. Alpers

Resisting Bondage In Indian Ocean Africa And Asia

EditorEdward A. Alpers, Gwyn Campbell, Michael Salman

Hardcover | December 6, 2006

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This important collection of essays examines the history and impact of the abolition of the slave trade and slavery in the Indian Ocean World, a region stretching from Southern and Eastern Africa to the Middle East, India, Southeast Asia and the Far East.

Slavery studies have traditionally concentrated on the Atlantic slave trade and slavery in the Americas. In comparison, the Indian Ocean World slave trade has been little explored, although it started some 3,500 years before the Atlantic slave trade and persists to the present day. This volume, which follows a collection of essaysThe Structure of Slavery in Indian Ocean Africa and Asia(Frank Cass, 2004), examines the various abolitionist impulses, indigenous and European, in the Indian Ocean World during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It assesses their efficacy within a context of a growing demand for labour resulting from an expanding international economy and European colonisation.

The essays show that in applying definitions of slavery derived from the American model, European agents in the region failed to detect or deliberately ignored other forms of slavery, and as a result the abolitionist impulse was only partly successful with the slave trade still continuing today in many parts of the Indian Ocean World.

Edward A. Alpersis Professor of History at the University of California, Los Angeles, USA.Gwyn Campbellis Canada Research Chair in Indian Ocean World History in the Department of History, McGill University, Canada.Michael Salmanis an Associate Professor of History at the University of California at Los Angeles.
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Title:Resisting Bondage In Indian Ocean Africa And AsiaFormat:HardcoverDimensions:128 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.5 inPublished:December 6, 2006Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:041577151X

ISBN - 13:9780415771511

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Table of Contents

 1. IntroductionGwyn Campbell,McGill University  2. Indian Ocean Slavery and its Demise in the Cape ColonyNigel Worden,University of Cape Town  3. The Bel Ombre Rebellion: Indian Convicts in Mauritius, 1815-53Clare Anderson,University of Leicester  4. Abolition and its Aftermath in Madagascar, 1877-1949Gwyn Campbell, McGill University  5. Abolition and its Impact on the Benadir CoastOmar Eno,York University  6. Slavery and the Slave Trade in Saudi Arabia and the Persian Gulf States, 1920s-1960sSuzanne Miers,Ohio University  7. The "Shari'a and the Anti-Slave Trade "Farman" of 1848 in IranBehnaz Mirzai,York University  8. The Slave Trade and its Fallout in the Persian GulfAbdul Sheriff,Advisor, Zanzibar Museums  9.Abolition by Denial? Slavery in South Asia after 1843 Indrani Chatterjee,Rutgers University  10. Plantation Labour in the Brahmapura Valley: Regional Enclaves in a Colonial Context, 1881-1921Keya Dasgupta,CSSSC, Calcutta  11. Colonialism, Nationalism and the Meaning of Slavery: the Genealogy of "an Insult to the American Government and to the Filipino People"Michael Salman,UCLA  12. Islamic Attitudes towards the Abolition of the Slave Trade and Slavery in the Indian Ocean, c1800-c1940W.G. Clarence Smith,SOAS  13. The Emancipation of Slaves in the Indian OceanMartin Klein,University of Toronto