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Indian Ocean Slavery in the Age of Abolition

Robert Harms, Bernard K Freamon, and David W. Blight


Although a vast amount of historical scholarship has been devoted to the decline of the Atlantic slave trade and the demise of slavery in the New World during the nineteenth century, much less scholarly attention has been focused on the extensive slave trading networks in the western Indian Ocean. The states and islands of the western Indian Ocean have both used and trafficked in slaves since at least the ninth century. At the very time when the slave trade in the Atlantic was declining, the slave trade in the Indian Ocean was growing. One reason why this vast slave trading system has been und ... More

Keywords: western Indian Ocean, slavery, slave trade, abolition, economic transformation

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Print publication date: 2013 Print ISBN-13: 9780300163872
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: May 2014 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300163872.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Robert Harms, editor

Bernard K Freamon, editor

David W. Blight, editor

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