Slave Trade Profiteers in the Western Indian Ocean
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Slave Trade Profiteers in the Western Indian Ocean : Suppression and Resistance in the Nineteenth Century

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This book examines how slave traders interacted with and resisted the British suppression campaign in the nineteenth-century western Indian Ocean. By focusing on the transporters, buyers, sellers, and users of slaves in the region, the book traces the many links between slave trafficking and other types of trade. Drawing upon first-person slave accounts, travelogues, and archival sources, it documents the impact of abolition on Zanzibar politics, Indian merchants, East African coastal urban societies, and the entirety of maritime trade in the region. Ultimately, this ground-breaking work uncovers how western Indian Ocean societies experienced the slave trade suppression campaign as a political intervention, with important implications for Indian Ocean history and the history of the slave trade.
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  • Hardback | 224 pages
  • 148 x 210 x 20.57mm | 4,149g
  • Cham, Switzerland
  • English
  • 1st ed. 2017
  • 3 Tables, color; 3 Illustrations, color; XIII, 224 p. 3 illus. in color.
  • 3319598023
  • 9783319598024

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This book examines how slave traders interacted with and resisted the British suppression campaign in the nineteenth-century western Indian Ocean. By focusing on the transporters, buyers, sellers, and users of slaves in the region, the book traces the many links between slave trafficking and other types of trade. Drawing upon first-person slave accounts, travelogues, and archival sources, it documents the impact of abolition on Zanzibar politics, Indian merchants, East African coastal urban societies, and the entirety of maritime trade in the region. Ultimately, this ground-breaking work uncovers how western Indian Ocean societies experienced the slave trade suppression campaign as a political intervention, with important implications for Indian Ocean history and the history of the slave trade.
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Table of contents

1. Introduction: Slave Traders and the Western Indian Ocean.- 2. The Slave Trade in the Nineteenth-Century Western Indian Ocean: An Overview.- 3. Resistance of Transporters: or, A Cause for Insufficiency of the Indian Navy's Suppression, prior to 1860.- 4. "They are raising the devil with the trading Dows": Reconsidering the Royal Navy's Anti-Slave Trade Campaign from the Slave Trader Perspective.- 5. Chains of Reselling: Reconsidering Slave Dealings based on Slaves' Own Voices.- 6. The Transformation of the East African Coastal Urban Society in the Slave Distribution System.- 7. Consulate Politics in the Scramble after Sa'id: How Did the British Consulate Secure Superiority to the Sultan of Zanzibar?.- 8. 1860: The Rigby Manumission and the Rise of the Nationality Problem of Indian Residents.- 9. Beyond the Horizon: The Agency of Dhow Traders, L'acte de Francisation and International Politics in the Western Indian Ocean, c. 1860-1900.- 10. General Conclusion: Slave Trade Profiteers.r>
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About Hideaki Suzuki

Hideaki Suzuki is Associate Professor of Global History of Exchange at Nagasaki University, Japan, and Research Associate at the Indian Ocean World Centre at McGill University, Canada.
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