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Slaves of One Master: Globalization and Slavery in Arabia in the Age of Empire

Matthew S Hopper


This history of the African diaspora and slavery in Arabia in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries examines the interconnected themes of enslavement, globalization, and empire and challenges previously held conventions regarding Middle Eastern slavery and British imperialism. Whereas conventional historiography regards the Indian Ocean slave trade as fundamentally different from its Atlantic counterpart, this study argues that both systems were influenced by global economic forces. The book disputes the triumphalist antislavery narrative that attributes the end of the slave trade betwe ... More

Keywords: Slavery, Slave trade, Antislavery, African diaspora, Arabia, Persian Gulf, Pearling, Pearl diving, Date plantations, Date industry

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780300192018
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: January 2016 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300192018.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Matthew S Hopper, author
California Polytechnic State University