Slavery and African life : occidental, oriental, and African slave trades

Patrick Manning

This interpretation of the impact of slavery on African life emphasizes the importance of external demand for slaves - from Occidental and Oriental purchasers - in developing an active trade in slaves within Africa. The book summarizes a wide range of recent literature on slavery for all of tropical Africa. It analyzes the demography, economics, social structure, and ideology of slavery in Africa from the beginning of large-scale exports in the seventeenth century to the gradual elimination of slavery in the twentieth century. While the book is primarily a general survey, it presents interesting research and analysis, especially in the author's demographic model, computer simulation of the slave trade, and analysis of slave prices. The demographic, economic, and social analyses are carefully introduced, so that the book may serve not only as a general introduction to African slavery for an undergraduate audience, but as a primer on interdisciplinary application of social science methodology.

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  • List of plates
  • List of figures
  • List of maps
  • Acknowledgements
  • Prologue: tragedy and sacrifice in the history of slavery
  • 1. The political economy of slavery in Africa
  • 2. Why Africans? The rise of the slave trade to 1700
  • 3. Slavery and the African population: a demographic model
  • 4. The quantitative impact of the slave trade, 1700-1900
  • 5. The economics and morality of slave supply
  • 6. Patterns of slave life
  • 7. Transformations of slavery and society, 1650-1900
  • 8. The end of slavery
  • 9. The world and Africa
  • Appendix 1: slave prices
  • Appendix 2: the demographic simulation
  • Notes
  • bibliography
  • Index.

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書名 Slavery and African life : occidental, oriental, and African slave trades
著作者等 Manning, Patrick
Brown, Carolyn
Clapham, Christopher
Gomez, Michael
Robinson, David
Anderson, David
シリーズ名 African studies series
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 1990
ページ数 xi, 236 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 0521348676
NCID BA1125953X
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス