Palgrave Series in Indian Ocean World Studies

Sailors, Slaves, and Immigrants

Bondage in the Indian Ocean World, 1750–1914

Authors: Stanziani, A.

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Slaves, convicts, and unfree immigrants have traveled the oceans throughout human history, but the conventional Atlantic World historical paradigm has narrowed our understanding of modernity. This provocative study contrasts the Atlantic conflation of freedom and the sea with the complex relationships in the Indian Ocean in the long 19th century.

About the authors

Alessandro Stanziani is Professor of Global history at the EHESS, France, and Research Director at CNRS, France.

Reviews

'Stanziani's important study demonstrates that even those nations that struggled against slavery accepted major limits on the freedom of labor. He makes clear that both in the Indian Ocean and elsewhere, on land and sea, most laboring men and women were in some ways bound.' Martin Klein, Professor Emeritus of African Studies, University of Toronto, Canada

'This is a highly original, provocative, and powerfully argued book that brings together a number of vibrant and dynamic historiographical debates. Stanziani successfully challenges a number of ideas on sea bound labor that derive from the existing scholarship's exaggerated focus on the Atlantic Ocean. He convincingly shows that in the world of the Indian Ocean there was no clear passage from slavery to wage labor but rather the coexistence of different forms of bondage, dependence and servitude. A highly welcomed contribution to the burgeoning field of global labor history.' Andreas Eckert, Professor and Chair of African History, Humboldt University of Berlin, Germany


Table of contents (8 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Stanziani, Alessandro

    Pages 1-11

  • Colonial Studies, Area Studies, and the Historical Meaning of the Indian Ocean

    Stanziani, Alessandro

    Pages 13-31

  • Seamen in France and the French Empire: Heirs to the Galley Slave or Forerunners of the Social Security System?

    Stanziani, Alessandro

    Pages 33-55

  • Sailors in the British Empire

    Stanziani, Alessandro

    Pages 57-67

  • Slaveries and Emancipation

    Stanziani, Alessandro

    Pages 69-88

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Sailors, Slaves, and Immigrants
Book Subtitle
Bondage in the Indian Ocean World, 1750–1914
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Series in Indian Ocean World Studies
Copyright
2014
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Alessandro Stanziani
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-44844-6
DOI
10.1057/9781137448446
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-44845-3
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-49644-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
V, 188
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