Power Relations in Nigeria: Ilorin Slaves and Their Successors

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This is the first study of slavery and its legacy in the Yoruba and incompletely Islamicised periphery of the Sokoto caliphate and of northern Nigeria. It shows the decline of slavery and the emergence of a small-scale peasantry at the end of the nineteenth century, and takes the story into the late-colonial and post-independence periods. Focusing on Ilorin, the city and emirate on the southern fringe of the caliphate, now in Nigeria, it shows how relations between the city elite and the ex-slaves and peasants they controlled have fluctuated during the long process of oppression and reaction. Ann O'Hear is Co-ordinator of Intercultural Studies at Niagara University, New York.

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Meticulously well researched... fascinating and innovative approach to the historiography of Nigerian underclasses. --AFRIKA SPECTRUM Coherently written monograph...A refreshing class analysis of the historical process in a Nigerian sub-region by a non-Marxist historian. --AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW Power Relations is an ambitious project, and will stand as a solid and useful contribution that will help piece together an important and sensitive phase in the African experience. --AFRICAN ECONOMIC HISTORY A splendid and fascinating volume. Well researched, well written, conceptually sound, and solidly gounded in the historiography of slavery...a triumph of innovative scholarship. -AFRICAN STUDIES REVIEWS A valuable work because it looks at an area and at questions which have not been fully explored. --AFRICAN HISTORY

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Book Description University of Rochester Press, 1997. Hardcover. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. 1st Edition. x, 338 pages : maps ; 24 cm. Contents: The historiography of resistance and accommodation -- Slavery in nineteenth-century Ilorin -- Resistance and accommodation of slaves and others in nineteenth-century Ilorin -- British intervention and British rule : resistance and accommodation among the slaves and peasants of Ilorin, c.1890-1920 -- The metropolitan districts of Ilorin : population, administration, and conditions -- The metropolitan districts : accommodation and resistance, 1920s to early 1950s -- The metropolitan districts, the Ilorin Talaka Parapo and the years of struggle, 1956-1960 -- The metropolitan districts and the political conflicts of the 1970s and early 1980s. Seller Inventory # rf386

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