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Palgrave Series in Indian Ocean World Studies

Slave Trade Profiteers in the Western Indian Ocean

Suppression and Resistance in the Nineteenth Century

Authors: Suzuki, Hideaki

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  • Fills a gap in the literature by focusing on slave traders and local slave-trading practices
  • Analyzes the fate of the Indian Ocean maritime world through that of the slave trade
  • Appeals to scholars of global history, British imperial history, abolition, and Indian Ocean history
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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.

About the authors

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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“This is an important study on the concrete forms abolitionism took in the western Indian Ocean. Not just debates and claims, not just masters, slaves and former slaves but the interplay between labor, work, markets and people form the core of Suzuki’s analysis. Intermediaries play here a crucial, although neglected role before and after the abolition. Their origins, background, networks and profits are detailed in this path-breaking study. A must-read for all those who are interested in past and contemporary forms of bondage and trafficking.” (Alessandro Stanziani, Professor of Global History, EHESS and CNRS Paris, France)

“In this highly original book, Hideaki Suzuki probes received assumptions about the slave trade and its suppression in the nineteenth-century western Indian Ocean. Based on prodigious research in a wide variety of archives, he meticulously demonstrates how the interaction of Indian, Arab, British, French, and American actors affected the operation of the slave trade and determined the constraints caused by abolition. Linking economic, political, and imperial history across the entire region from western India to the Swahili coast, Suzuki brings an impressive new voice to the study of the Indian Ocean.” (Edward A. Alpers, Research Professor, Department of History, UCLA, USA)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction: Slave Traders and the Western Indian Ocean

    Suzuki, Hideaki

    Pages 1-18

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  • The Slave Trade in the Nineteenth-Century Western Indian Ocean: An Overview

    Suzuki, Hideaki

    Pages 19-40

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  • Resistance of Transporters and Insufficiency of the Indian Navy’s Suppression Prior to 1860

    Suzuki, Hideaki

    Pages 41-57

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  • “They are Raising the Devil with the Trading Dows:” Reconsidering the Royal Navy’s Anti-Slave Trade Campaign from the Slave Trader Perspective

    Suzuki, Hideaki

    Pages 59-72

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  • Chains of Reselling: Reconsidering Slave Dealings Based on Slaves’ Own Voices

    Suzuki, Hideaki

    Pages 73-96

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Buy this book

eBook 74,96 €
price for France (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-59803-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 94,94 €
price for France (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-59802-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Slave Trade Profiteers in the Western Indian Ocean
Book Subtitle
Suppression and Resistance in the Nineteenth Century
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Series in Indian Ocean World Studies
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-59803-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-59803-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-59802-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIII, 224
Number of Illustrations
3 illustrations in colour
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