Starvation and the State

Starvation and the State : Famine, Slavery, and Power in Sudan, 1883-1956

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Sudan has historically suffered devastating famines that have powerfully reshaped its society. This study shows that food crises were the result of exploitative processes that transferred resources to a small group of beneficiaries, including British imperial agents and indigenous elites who went on to control the Sudanese state at independence.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 253 pages
  • 140 x 216 x 22.86mm | 4,532g
  • Basingstoke, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 2013 ed.
  • 5 Illustrations, black and white; XXIV, 253 p. 5 illus.
  • 1137383860
  • 9781137383860

Table of contents

1. Introduction 2. Famine and the Making of Sudan's Northern Frontier, 1883-1896 3. The Red Sea Grain Market and British Strategy in Eastern Sudan and the Red Sea Hills, 1883-1888 4. The Sanat Sitta Famine in Eastern Sudan and the Red Sea Hills and the Decline of Bija Autonomy, 1889-1904 5. Slavery, Anglo-Egyptian Rule and the Development of the Unified Sudanese Grain Market, 1896-1913 6. Cotton and Grain as the Drivers of Economic Development, 1913-1940 7. Food Insecurity and the Transition to Independence, 1940-1956 8. Conclusion
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About Steven Serels

Steven Serels is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Weatherhead Initiative on Global History at Harvard University, USA. He is also a Research Associate at the Indian Ocean World Centre, McGill University, Canada.
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