Indian Ocean Slavery in the Age of Abolition

Author: Robert W. Harms,Bernard K. Freamon,David W. Blight
Publisher: Yale University Press
ISBN: 030016646X
Category: Social Science
Page: 320
View: 7362
div 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./DIV

Structure of Slavery in Indian Ocean Africa and Asia

Author: Gwyn Campbell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135759170
Category: Political Science
Page: 256
View: 2310
The abolition of slavery in and around the Western Indian Ocean have been little studied. This collection examines the meaning of slavery and its abolition in relation to specific indigenous societies and to Islam, a religion that embraced the entire region, and draws comparisons between similar developments in the Atlantic system. Case studies include South Africa, Mauritius, Madagascar, the Benadir Coast, Arabia, the Persian Gulf and India. This volume marks an important new development in the study of slavery and its abolition in general, and an original approach to the history of slavery in the Indian Ocean and Asia regions.

Sahibs, Sklaven und Soldaten

Geschichte des Menschenhandels rund um den Indischen Ozean
Author: Michael Mann
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783534244881
Category: Sklavenhandel
Page: 254
View: 8878

Possessed by the Right Hand

The Problem of Slavery in Islamic Law and Muslim Cultures
Author: Bernard K. Freamon
Publisher: Studies in Global Slavery
ISBN: 9789004364813
Category: Political Science
Page: 570
View: 9775
In Possessed by the Right Hand, Bernard K. Freamon offers a comprehensive legal history of slavery and slave-trading in Islam, considering the impact of Western abolitionism, its failure, and the implications of the rise of ISIS and Boko Haram.

"Wont the law give me my freedom?"

Sklaverei vor Gericht (1750-1800)
Author: Carolin Retzlaff
Publisher: Verlag Ferdinand Schöningh
ISBN: 3657779140
Category: History
Page: 224
View: 3687
In der zweiten Hälfte des 18. Jahrhunderts gehörte Sklaverei in Nordamerika zum Alltag. Aber nicht nur weiße Abolitionisten begannen dagegen zu kämpfen. Auch Versklavte selbst gingen gegen ihre Unterdrückung vor. Denn so eindeutig, wie die Grenzen zwischen Freiheit und Unfreiheit zunächst scheinen, waren sie keineswegs: Tatsächlich gab es Versklavte, die für ihre Freiheit vor Gericht zogen. In diesen Prozessen führten sie unterschiedliche Begründungen an: ihre Herkunft, Verträge und mündliche Vereinbarungen oder auch ihre Teilnahme am Unabhängigkeitskrieg. In Plädoyers, Stellungnahmen und Zeugenaussagen geben die Gerichtsakten Einblicke in die Lebenswelt von unfreien Frauen und Männern, in ihre persönlichen Schicksale und die Beziehungen zu ihren Besitzern.

Abolition and Its Aftermath in the Indian Ocean Africa and Asia

Author: Gwyn Campbell
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135770786
Category: History
Page: 272
View: 8299
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 essays The 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.

The Routledge History of Slavery

Author: Gad Heuman,Trevor Burnard
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136892532
Category: History
Page: 368
View: 2827
The Routledge History of Slavery is a landmark publication that provides an overview of the main themes surrounding the history of slavery from ancient Greece to the present day. Taking stock of the field of Slave Studies, the book explores the major advances that have taken place in the past few decades of study in this crucial field. Offering an unusual, transnational history of slavery, the chapters have all been specially commissioned for the collection. The volume begins by delineating the global nature of the institution of slavery, examining slavery in different parts of the world and over time. Topics covered here include slavery in Africa and the Indian Ocean World, as well as the Transatlantic Slave Trade. In Part Two, the chapters explore different themes that define slavery such as slave culture, the slave economy, slave resistance and the planter class, as well as areas of life affected by slavery, such as family and work. The final part goes on to study changes and continuities over time, looking at areas such as abolition, the aftermath of emancipation and commemoration. The volume concludes with a chapter on modern slavery. Including essays on all the key topics and issues, this important collection from a leading international group of scholars presents a comprehensive survey of the current state of the field. It will be essential reading for all those interested in the history of slavery.

Representing Slavery

Art, Artefacts and Archives in the Collections of the National Maritime Museum
Author: Douglas J. Hamilton,Robert J. Blyth
Publisher: Lund Humphries Publishers
ISBN: 9780853319665
Category: History
Page: 320
View: 5695
Representing Slavery explores the extensive collections of the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, highlighting the unique insights they provide into the histories and legacies of slavery, the slave trade and abolition from the mid-16th until the early 20th centuries. Ten specially commissioned essays set the collections in their historical context, demonstrating the scale and brutality of slavery, the nature and extent of African resistance, and the widespread efforts to achieve abolition and emancipation.

Ocean of Letters

Language and Creolization in an Indian Ocean Diaspora
Author: Pier M. Larson
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 052151827X
Category: History
Page: 378
View: 7480
This unique history of imperialism, language, and creolization in the largest African diaspora of the Indian Ocean reveals the roles of slavery, travel, Christian missions, and European colonialism in the making of a vernacular literary tradition in the islands of the western Indian Ocean during the age of slavery.

Handbuch Geschichte der Sklaverei

Eine Globalgeschichte von den Anfängen bis zur Gegenwart
Author: Michael Zeuske
Publisher: Walter de Gruyter
ISBN: 3110278812
Category: Social Science
Page: 739
View: 5465
Die Geschichte der Sklaverei wird in diesem Handbuch erstmalig in globalgeschichtlicher Perspektive systematisch dargestellt. Ausgangspunkt ist ein Verständnis von Sklaverei als Kapitalisierung menschlicher Körper. Analysiert werden die unterschiedlichsten Formen, Typen und Entwicklungsepochen (Plateaus) von Sklavereien und Menschenhandelssystemen – auf allen Kontinenten, Ozeanen und Meeren, in ihrer jeweiligen Benennung und ihrem historisch-kulturellen Kontext. Auf breiter empirischer Basis entsteht auf diese Weise eine Geschichte der Sklaverei, die ca. 10.000 v. u. Z. begann und bis in die heutige Zeit andauert.

A Global History of Anti-Slavery Politics in the Nineteenth Century

Author: W. Mulligan,M. Bric
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 113703260X
Category: History
Page: 254
View: 1915
The abolition of slavery across large parts of the world was one of the most significant transformations in the nineteenth century, shaping economies, societies, and political institutions. This book shows how the international context was essential in shaping the abolition of slavery.

The Oxford Handbook of Modern African History

Author: John Parker,Richard Reid
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191667552
Category: History
Page: 560
View: 1273
The Oxford Handbook of Modern African History represents an invaluable tool for historians and others in the field of African studies. This collection of essays, produced by some of the finest scholars currently working in the field, provides the latest insights into, and interpretations of, the history of Africa - a continent with a rich and complex past. An understanding of this past is essential to gain perspective on Africa's current challenges, and this accessible and comprehensive volume will allow readers to explore various aspects - political, economic, social, and cultural - of the continent's history over the last two hundred years. Since African history first emerged as a serious academic endeavour in the 1950s and 1960s, it has undergone numerous shifts in terms of emphasis and approach, changes brought about by political and economic exigencies and by ideological debates. This multi-faceted Handbook is essential reading for anyone with an interest in those debates, and in Africa and its peoples. While the focus is determinedly historical, anthropology, geography, literary criticism, political science and sociology are all employed in this ground-breaking study of Africa's past.

The African Diaspora

A History Through Culture
Author: Patrick Manning
Publisher: Columbia University Press
ISBN: 0231513550
Category: History
Page: 424
View: 5362
Patrick Manning refuses to divide the African diaspora into the experiences of separate regions and nations. Instead, he follows the multiple routes that brought Africans and people of African descent into contact with one another and with Europe, Asia, and the Americas. In weaving these stories together, Manning shows how the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, the Mediterranean Sea, and the Indian Ocean fueled dynamic interactions among black communities and cultures and how these patterns resembled those of a number of connected diasporas concurrently taking shape across the globe. Manning begins in 1400 and traces five central themes: the connections that enabled Africans to mutually identify and hold together as a global community; discourses on race; changes in economic circumstance; the character of family life; and the evolution of popular culture. His approach reveals links among seemingly disparate worlds. In the mid-nineteenth century, for example, slavery came under attack in North America, South America, southern Africa, West Africa, the Ottoman Empire, and India, with former slaves rising to positions of political prominence. Yet at the beginning of the twentieth century, the near-elimination of slavery brought new forms of discrimination that removed almost all blacks from government for half a century. Manning underscores the profound influence that the African diaspora had on world history, demonstrating the inextricable link between black migration and the rise of modernity, especially in regards to the processes of industrialization and urbanization. A remarkably inclusive and far-reaching work, The African Diaspora proves that the advent of modernity cannot be imaginatively or comprehensively engaged without taking the African peoples and the African continent as a whole into account.

Die vielköpfige Hydra

die verborgene Geschichte des revolutionären Atlantiks
Author: Peter Linebaugh,Marcus Rediker
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9783935936651
Page: 427
View: 3251

Exploration in the Renaissance

Author: Lynne Elliott
Publisher: Crabtree Publishing Company
ISBN: 9780778745938
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction
Page: 32
View: 6508
Discusses the culture, tools, funding, and challenges of exploration during the Renaissance, with emphasis on Spain and Portugal.

Storia Do Mogor

Or, Mogul India, 1653-1708
Author: Niccolo Manucci
Publisher: Wentworth Press
ISBN: 9780270225358
Page: 510
View: 8843
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Children in Slavery through the Ages

Author: Gwyn Campbell,Suzanne Miers,Joseph C. Miller
Publisher: Ohio University Press
ISBN: 0821443399
Category: History
Page: 248
View: 4870
Significant numbers of the people enslaved throughout world history have been children. The vast literature on slavery has grown to include most of the history of this ubiquitous practice, but nearly all of it concentrates on the adult males whose strong bodies and laboring capacities preoccupied the masters of the modern Americas. Children in Slavery through the Ages examines the children among the enslaved across a significant range of earlier times and other places; its companion volume will examine the children enslaved in recent American contexts and in the contemporary/modern world. This is the first collection to focus on children in slavery. These leading scholars bring our thinking about slaving and slavery to new levels of comprehensiveness and complexity. They further provide substantial historical depth to the abuse of children for sexual and labor purposes that has become a significant humanitarian concern of governments and private organizations around the world in recent decades. The collected essays in Children in Slavery through the Ages fundamentally reconstruct our understanding of enslavement by exploring the often-ignored role of children in slavery and rejecting the tendency to narrowly equate slavery with the forced labor of adult males. The volume’s historical angle highlights many implications of child slavery by examining the variety of children’s roles—as manual laborers and domestic servants to court entertainers and eunuchs—and the worldwide regions in which the child slave trade existed.


Grundrisse einer kommenden Ökonomie
Author: Paul Mason
Publisher: Suhrkamp Verlag
ISBN: 351874478X
Category: Political Science
Page: 500
View: 7523
Drei Dinge wissen wir: Der Kapitalismus hat den Feudalismus abgelöst; seither durchlief er zyklische Tiefs, spätestens seit 2008 stottert der Motor. Was wir nicht wissen: Erleben wir eine der üblichen Krisen oder den Anbruch einer postkapitalistischen Ordnung? Paul Mason blickt auf die Daten, sichtet Krisentheorien – und sagt: Wir stehen am Anfang von etwas Neuem. Er nimmt dabei Überlegungen auf, die vor über 150 Jahren in einer Londoner Bibliothek entwickelt wurden und laut denen Wissen und intelligente Maschinen den Kapitalismus eines Tages »in die Luft sprengen« könnten. Im Zeitalter des Stahls und der Schrauben, der Hierarchien und der Knappheit war diese Vision so radikal, dass Marx sie schnell in der Schublade verschwinden ließ. In der Welt der Netzwerke, der Kooperation und des digitalen Überflusses ist sie aktueller denn je. In seinem atemberaubenden Buch führt Paul Mason durch Schreibstuben, Gefängniszellen, Flugzeugfabriken und an die Orte, an denen sich der Widerstand Bahn bricht. Mason verknüpft das Abstrakte mit dem Konkreten, bündelt die Überlegungen von Autoren wie Thomas Piketty, David Graeber, Jeremy Rifkin und Antonio Negri und zeigt, wie wir aus den Trümmern des Neoliberalismus eine gerechtere und nachhaltigere Gesellschaft errichten können.

The Legacy of Arab-Islam In Africa

A Quest for Inter-religious Dialogue
Author: John Alembillah Azumah
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 1780746857
Category: Religion
Page: 288
View: 831
This new book reassess the presence of Islam in Africa.