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Senegambia and the Atlantic Slave Trade : African Studies - Boubacar Barry

Senegambia and the Atlantic Slave Trade

African Studies

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Boubacar Barry is one of the leading figures in West African historiography. His authoritative study of 400 years of Senegambian history is unrivalled in its detailed grasp of published and unpublished materials. Taking as its subject the vast area covering the Senegal and Gambia river basins, this book explores the changing dynamics of regional and Atlantic trade, clashes between traditional African and emergent Muslim authorities, the colonial system and the slave trade, and current obstacles to the integration of the region's modern states. Professor Barry argues cogently for the integrity of the Senegambian region as a historical subject, and he forges a coherent narrative from the dismemberment and unification which characterised Senegambia's development from the fifteenth to the nineteenth century. This newly-translated study is a vital tool in our understanding of West African history.

"Originally published in French in 1988 by this exile from Guinea living in Senegal, Barry's account of the 'geopolitical dismemberment' of the west African region that encompasses six contemporary states is encyclopedic in its details of the political history of the communities involved." R. T. Brown, Choice "The author sheds more light and gives an extended analysis on the statistical data of the Atlantic slave trade... ...the book will be an important resource for both undergraduate and graduate courses, not only for African history, but also for the Atlantic societies and economies." Canadian Jrnl of History "Exhibiting a thorough knowledge of the history of the region, the author narrates the extraordinary complexity and mobility of its population, particularly migrations, and the rise and demise of numerous states and rulers." Johannes Postma, The Historian

Preface
Senegambia from the Fifteenth to the Seventeenth Century: A Haven for Incoming Populations, A Station for Migrants on the Move
Senegambia in the 15th and 16th centuries: dependence on the Sudan and the Sahara
Social dynamics in Senegambia
The Atlantic trading system and the reformation of Senegambian states from the 15th to the 17th century
The partition of the Senegambian coast in the 17th century
Senegambia in the Eighteenth Century: the Slave Trade, Ceddo Regimes and Muslim Revolutions
The slave trade in the 18th century
The strengthening of Ceddo regimes in the 18th Century
Muslim revolutions in the 18th century
The impact of the slave trade: economic regression and social strife
Senegambia in the first half of the Nineteenth Century
The crisis of the trans-Atlantic trading system and the triumph of legitimate trade in the first half of the 19th century
Popular rebellions and political and social crises in Futa Jallon
Futa Jallon expansion into the Southern Rivers region
The colony of Senegal and political and social crises in Northern Senegambia
Defeat of the holy warriors in Northern Senegambia
Senegambia in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century: Colonial Conquest and Resistance Movements
Colonial imperialism and European rivalries in Senegambia
Last-Ditch Resistance Movements of Legitimist Rulers in Northern Senegambia
The conquest of the Southern Rivers Region
The balancing act of the Alamis of Timbo in their attempts to cope with centrifugal forces
Bokar Biro and the conquest of Futa Jallon
Conclusion
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ISBN: 9780521592260
ISBN-10: 0521592267
Series: African Studies
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 388
Published: 24th January 2005
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 2.6
Weight (kg): 0.71