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Structure of Slavery in Indian Ocean Africa and Asia : Studies in Slave and Post-Slave Societies and Cultures, - Gwyn Campbell

Structure of Slavery in Indian Ocean Africa and Asia

Studies in Slave and Post-Slave Societies and Cultures,

Paperback Published: 15th September 2003
ISBN: 9780714683881
Number Of Pages: 206

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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.

List of illustrationsp. vii
Notes on contributorsp. viii
Introduction: abolition and its aftermath in the Indian Ocean worldp. 1
Indian Ocean slavery and its demise in the Cape Colonyp. 29
The Bel Ombre Rebellion: Indian convicts in Mauritius, 1815-53p. 50
Unfree labour and the significance of abolition in Madagascar, c. 1825-97p. 66
The abolition of slavery and the aftermath stigma: the case of the Bantu/Jareer people on the Benadir coast of southern Somaliap. 83
The 1848 abolitionist farman: a step towards ending the slave trade in Iranp. 94
The slave trade and its fallout in the Persian Gulfp. 103
Slavery and the slave trade in Saudi Arabia and the Arab states on the Persian Gulf, 1921-63p. 120
Islam and the abolition of the slave trade and slavery in the Indian Oceanp. 137
Abolition by denial: the South Asian examplep. 150
Plantation labour in the Brahmaputra Valley: regional enclaves in a colonial contextp. 169
The meaning of slavery: the genealogy of 'an Insult to the American Government and to the Filipino People'p. 180
The emancipation of slaves in the Indian Oceanp. 198
Indexp. 219
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ISBN: 9780714683881
ISBN-10: 0714683884
Series: Studies in Slave and Post-Slave Societies and Cultures,
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 206
Published: 15th September 2003
Publisher: F CASS PUBN
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.54 x 15.34  x 1.85
Weight (kg): 0.32
Edition Number: 1