Slave Trade Profiteers in the Western Indian Ocean

Suppression and Resistance in the Nineteenth Century

  • Hideaki Suzuki

Part of the Palgrave Series in Indian Ocean World Studies book series (IOWS)

About this book


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.


the slave trade in the nineteenth century western Indian Ocean Royal Navy and slavery 19th century abolitionism slavery in the Gulf and Eastern Africa human trafficking in 19th century British suppression campaign history of Indian Ocean trade Abolition of the slave trade in Zanzibar françisation Indian trade in 19th century

Authors and affiliations

  • Hideaki Suzuki
    • 1
  1. 1.Nagasaki UniversityNagasakiJapan

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2017
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
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  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-59802-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-59803-1
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