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Slow Death For Slavery: The Course Of Abolition In Northern Nigeria, 1897-1936.

Lovejoy, Paul E. & Hogendorn, Jan S.

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ISBN 10: 052144702X / ISBN 13: 9780521447027
Published by Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1999
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391 pages. Softcover. New book. AFRICA. Examines the gradual decline of slavery in Northern Nigeria during the first forty years of colonial rule. At the time of the British conquest, the Sokoto Caliphate was one of the largest slave societies in modern history. A thoughtful and provocative book which raises doubts over the moral legitimacy of both the Sokoto Caliphate and the colonial state. Charts the development of British colonial policy towards resolving the dilemma of slavery and how to end it. Includes an Index. (Key Words: Paul E. Lovejoy, Slavery, Jan S. Hogendorn, Nigeria, Sokoto Caliphate, Zaria, Yola, Slave Trade, H. Richmond Palmer, Muslims, Masters, Frederick D. Lugard, Kano, Ilorin, Fugitive Slaves, Gwandu, British, Edward J. Arnett). Bookseller Inventory # 34636X1

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Title: Slow Death For Slavery: The Course Of ...

Publisher: Cambridge University Press, Cambridge

Publication Date: 1999

Binding: Softcover

Book Condition:New

Edition: Reprint Edition..

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This book examines the decline of slavery in Northern Nigeria during the first forty years of colonial rule. At the time of the British conquest, the Sokoto Caliphate was one of the largest slave societies in modern history. Rather than emancipate slaves, the colonial state abolished the legal status of slavery, encouraging them to buy their freedom. Many were unable to do so, and slavery was not finally abolished until l936. The authors have written a provocative book, raising doubts over the moral legitimacy of both the Sokoto Caliphate and the colonial state.

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This book examines the decline of slavery in Northern Nigeria during the first forty years of colonial rule. Rather than emancipate slaves, the state abolished the legal status of slavery, encouraging them to buy their freedom. Since many were unable to do so, slavery was not abolished until 1936.

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