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The West African Slave Plantation

A Case Study

Authors: Salau, M.

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Mohammed Bashir Salau addresses the neglected literature on Atlantic Slavery in West Africa by looking at the plantation operations at Fanisau in Hausaland, and in the process provides an innovative look at one piece of the historically significant Sokoto Caliphate.

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MOHAMMED BASHIR SALAU is an Assistant Professor of History at the University of Mississippi, USA.

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"Salau s study of a plantation complex in the Sokoto caliphate fills an important gap in the global studies of slavery and plantation systems. It is an exciting exploration into a system of agricultural production, the plantation, that has not been given sufficient consideration in African history; nor have we had sufficient African case studies to allow useful comparative studies with New World plantations. It uses a rich trove of oral histories, collected from among people who were either themselves slaves or who supervised slaves, to document the ways that African plantations were managed and slaves controlled and resisted. This is a richly textured study that is a major contribution to our understanding of plantations as economic and social systems and the agency of slaves who, in this case, were drawn into the cash crop economy of a West African colony." - Carolyn Brown, Professor, Department of History, Rutgers University

"This book is an important contribution to knowledge. By and large, Africanists do not have the data to write the kind of study which is available for village and plantation studies in the West Indies or the United States. Salau has, however, an exceptional source consisting of a large fund of oral interviews and a significant number of written sources. It makes it possible for him to provide a detailed account of how a rural plantation in Hausaland operated. I do not know of any other study which details the daily life of the slave economy in Africa and makes clear how the court interfaced with the rural economy. Such village studies are crucial for any kind of comparative analysis, and though there are other village studies, none give such an accurate picture of life on a slave plantation." - Martin Klein, Professor Emeritus, Department of History, University of Toronto


Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Salau, Mohammed Bashir

    Pages 1-19

  • Kasar Kano: Historical Setting

    Salau, Mohammed Bashir

    Pages 21-40

  • The Development of the Fanisau Plantation Complex

    Salau, Mohammed Bashir

    Pages 41-76

  • The Management of Plantations in the Fanisau Complex

    Salau, Mohammed Bashir

    Pages 77-89

  • Sociocultural Life at Fanisau

    Salau, Mohammed Bashir

    Pages 91-110

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eBook $79.99
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  • ISBN 978-0-230-12016-7
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Hardcover $105.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-0-230-11590-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
Softcover $100.00
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-1-349-29703-0
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The West African Slave Plantation
Book Subtitle
A Case Study
Authors
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Mohammed Bashir Salau
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-12016-7
DOI
10.1057/9780230120167
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-230-11590-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-29703-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XII, 196
Number of Illustrations and Tables
2 b/w illustrations
Topics