European Slave Trading in the Indian Ocean, 1500–1850 - download pdf or read online

By Richard B. Allen

"Allen bargains very important insights which are prone to tell the controversy at the Indian Ocean slave alternate for years.… The volume’s annotated tables by myself communicate to numerous years of painstaking examine on numerous assets … an important contribution that are supposed to discover a position within the library of any student of the slave trade." — African stories Quarterly

Between 1500 and 1850, eu investors shipped millions of African, Indian, Malagasy, and Southeast Asian slaves to ports through the Indian Ocean international. The actions of the British, Dutch, French, and Portuguese investors who operated within the Indian Ocean exhibit that ecu slave buying and selling used to be now not constrained principally to the Atlantic yet needs to now be seen as a really worldwide phenomenon. ecu slave buying and selling and abolitionism within the Indian Ocean additionally ended in the improvement of an more and more built-in move of slave, convict, and indentured exertions in the course of the past due eighteenth and early 19th centuries, the results of which resonated good into the 20th century.

Richard B. Allen’s magisterial paintings dramatically expands our knowing of the circulate of unfastened and compelled exertions world wide. Drawing upon large archival learn and an intensive command of released scholarship, Allen demanding situations the fashionable tendency to view the Indian and Atlantic oceans as self-contained devices of historic research and the attendant failure to appreciate the ways that the Indian Ocean and Atlantic worlds have interacted with each other. In so doing, he bargains tantalizing new insights into the origins and dynamics of worldwide hard work migration within the smooth world.

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