Description - Slavery and Resistance in Africa and Asia by Edward A. Alpers
Previously published as a special issue of the journal "Slavery and Abolition," this book brings together a series of pioneering studies, by experts in the field, on resistance to forms of bondage in Africa, Asia and the Indian Ocean world. The case studies, drawn from a wide spectrum of geographical and historical areas, analyse the causes, duration and structure of resistance and underscore similarities and contrasts across the Africa-Asian regions. Examining the reaction to resistance by the propertied classes and assessing to what degree, if any, resistance was effective in alleviating the nature of bondage the book provides a comparison with the much more publicised Atlantic system. This volume makes essential reading for students and scholars across a broad spectrum of disciplines and area studies.
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Author Biography - Edward A. Alpers
Edward A. Alpers is Professor of History at UCLA. He has published Ivory and Slaves in East Central Africa, and co-edited Walter Rodney: Revolutionary and Scholar, Africa and the West, and History, Memory and Identity. He is Past President of the African Studies Association. Gwyn Campbell Maitre de Conferences at the University of Avignon, has published widely on the economic history of the Indian Ocean world including Africa and the Indian Ocean World from early times to 1900. Michael Salman is Associate Professor of History at UCLA. He is the author of The Embarrassment of Slavery: Controversies Over Bondage and Nationalism in the American Colonial Philippines.