Transformations in Slavery: A History of Slavery in Africa (African Studies)

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This history of African slavery from the fifteenth to the early twentieth century examines how indigenous African slavery developed within an international context. Professor Lovejoy discusses the medieval Islamic slave trade and the Atlantic trade as well as the enslavement process and the marketing of slaves. He considers the impact of European abolition and assesses slavery's role in African history. The book corrects the accepted interpretation that African slavery was mild and resulted in the slaves' assimilation. This new edition incorporates recent research, revised statistics on the slave trade demography, and an updated bibliography.

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Paul E. Lovejoy is a Distinguished Research Professor at York University, Toronto and holds the Canada Research Chair in African Diaspora History. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, director of the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on the Global Migrations of African Peoples and a member of the UNESCO 'Slave Route' Project. Lovejoy's recent publications include Repercussions of the Atlantic Slave Trade (2010) and Slavery, Islam and Diaspora (2009). He is the editor of the Harriet Tubman Series on the African Diaspora for Africa World Press. He has received several awards, including an honorary doctorate from the University of Stirling in 2007, the President's Research Award of Merit from York University in 2009 and the Distinguished Africanist Award from the University of Texas, Austin in 2010.

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"[T]his splendid book...makes important contributions to the study of African history and slavery." Journal of Social History

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Book Description Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2006. Softcover. Book Condition: New. Second Edition.. 367 pages. Softcover. New book. AFRICA. This history of African slavery from the fifteenth to the early twentieth century examines how indigenous African slavery developed within an international context. Professor Lovejoy discusses the medieval Islamic slave trade and the Atlantic trade as well as the enslavement process and the marketing of slaves. He considers the impact of European abolition and assesses slavery's role in African history. The book corrects the accepted interpretation that African slavery was mild and resulted in the slaves' assimilation. This new edition incorporates recent research, revised statistics on the slave trade demography, and an updated bibliography. The contents of this book is as follows: 1. Africa and slavery; 2. On the frontiers of Islam, 1400-1600; 3. The export trade in slaves, 1600-1800; 4. The enslavement of Africans, 1600-1800; 5. The organization of slave marketing, 1600-1800; 6. Relationships of dependency, 1600-1800; 7. The nineteenth-century slave trade; 8. Slavery and 'legitimate trade' on the West African coast; 9. Slavery in the Savanna during the era of the Jihads; 10. Slavery in Central, Southern, and Eastern Africa in the nineteenth century; 11. The abolitionist impulse; 12. Slavery in the political economy of Africa. "[T]his splendid book.makes important contributions to the study of African history and slavery." Journal of Social History (Key Words: Slavery, Paul E. Lovejoy, Slave Trade, African Studies, Blacks, AfricaZanzibar, Tuareg, Plantations, Sudan, Sahara Desert, Oyo, Nigeria, Kinship, Kano, Islam, Guinea Coast, Futa Jallon, Emancipation, Dahomey, Bight of Biafra, Borno, Angola). book. Bookseller Inventory # 43157X1

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