Abolition and Its Aftermath in the Indian Ocean, Africa and Asia
Edited by Gwyn Campbell
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Abolition and Its Aftermath in the Indian Ocean, Africa and Asia by Gwyn Campbell
Book DescriptionThis 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780714655031
(234mm x 156mm x 14mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 1-Mar-2005
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
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This volume of essays contains case studies of debt bondage covering the impact of an expanding globalized economy, increased commercialization, colonial and post-colonial societies, and emerging economies.
Debt and Slavery in the Mediterranean and Atlantic Worlds, Hardback (April 2013)
Filling a significant gap in the historiography, the essays in this volume show that debt slavery has played a crucial role in the economic history of numerous societies which continues even today.
Abolition and Its Aftermath in the Indian Ocean, Africa and Asia, Paperback (September 2012)» View all books by Gwyn Campbell
This study examines both the meaning and abolition of slavery in and around the Western Indian Ocean, its effect on indigenous societies and on Islam. It shows that the abolitionist impulse was far more complex than in the Atlantic system.
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Author Biography - Gwyn Campbell
Gwyn Campbell is a History Professor at McGill University. He initiated the series of Avignon conferences on Slavery and Forced Labour and has published widely on slavery, the slave trade and other aspects of forced labour including The Structure of Slavery in Indian Ocean Africa and Asia (Frank Cass, 2004).
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