Abolition and Its Aftermath in the Indian Ocean Africa and by Gwyn Campbell

By Gwyn Campbell

This vital choice of essays examines the background and influence of the abolition of the slave exchange and slavery within the Indian Ocean international, a area stretching from Southern and japanese Africa to the center East, India, Southeast Asia and the a ways East.


Slavery experiences have characteristically targeting the Atlantic slave alternate and slavery within the Americas. compared, the Indian Ocean global slave exchange has been little explored, even though it begun a few 3,500 years sooner than the Atlantic slave exchange and persists to the current day. This quantity, which follows a set of essays The constitution of Slavery in Indian Ocean Africa and Asia (Frank Cass, 2004), examines many of the abolitionist impulses, indigenous and eu, within the Indian Ocean international in the course of the 19th and 20th centuries. It assesses their efficacy inside of a context of a transforming into call for for labour caused by an increasing foreign financial system and ecu colonisation.


The essays convey that during employing definitions of slavery derived from the yankee version, ecu brokers within the area didn't discover or intentionally overlooked other kinds of slavery, and consequently the abolitionist impulse used to be merely partially profitable with the slave exchange nonetheless carrying on with at the present time in lots of components of the Indian Ocean World.

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