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Slaving and Slavery in the Indian Ocean


Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Deryck Scarr
    Pages 1-12
  3. Deryck Scarr
    Pages 14-30
  4. Deryck Scarr
    Pages 31-53
  5. Deryck Scarr
    Pages 54-69
  6. Deryck Scarr
    Pages 112-127
  7. Deryck Scarr
    Pages 156-173
  8. Deryck Scarr
    Pages 174-195
  9. Deryck Scarr
    Pages 196-202
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 203-238

About this book


The Indian Ocean islands of Mauritius and Bourbon and their satellite colony of Seychelles, collectively known as the Mascareignes, were all plantation colonies, as well as significant naval bases from the seventeenth to nineteenth centuries. Scarr uses Mauritian, British and French archival sources to examine both the situation of slaves, as painted by court records in particular, and the psychology of both slave traders and slave owners..


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Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Institute of Advanced StudiesThe Australian National UniversityCanberraAustralia

About the authors

DERYCK SCARR is Senior Fellow in the Australian National University's Institute of Advanced Studies. He took his PhD there in 1964 and is the author of definitive books and seminal articles on subjects connected with race, labour relations, trade and the colonial experience in the tropics. He is a founding board member and has been longtime editor and review editor of the Journal of Pacific History.

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