Transformations in Slavery

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Transformations in Slavery

By Paul E. Lovejoy

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This history of African slavery from the fifteenth to the early twentieth centuries examines how indigenous African slavery developed within an international context. Paul E. 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. 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. This new edition revises all statistical material on the slave trade demography and incorporates recent research and an updated bibliography.

Subject: Social Sciences -> History -> African History

Transformations in Slavery
A History of Slavery in Africa
3rd edition
Publisher: Cambridge University Press 10/10/11
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Language: English

ISBN 10: 1139124749
ISBN 13: 9781139124744
Print ISBN: 9781107002968

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