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Slave Trade Profiteers in the Western Indian Ocean

Suppression and Resistance in the Nineteenth Century

Palgrave Macmillan

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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

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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

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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.

Keywords

  • 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

Reviews

“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)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nagasaki University, Nagasaki, Japan

    Hideaki Suzuki

About the author

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.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Slave Trade Profiteers in the Western Indian Ocean

  • Book Subtitle: Suppression and Resistance in the Nineteenth Century

  • Authors: Hideaki Suzuki

  • Series Title: Palgrave Series in Indian Ocean World Studies

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-59803-1

  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham

  • eBook Packages: History, History (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2017

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-3-319-59802-4

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-3-319-86705-2

  • eBook ISBN: 978-3-319-59803-1

  • Series ISSN: 2730-9703

  • Series E-ISSN: 2730-9711

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XIII, 224

  • Number of Illustrations: 3 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: History of South Asia, Imperialism and Colonialism, History of Britain and Ireland

Buying options

eBook USD 89.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-3-319-59803-1
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 119.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)
Hardcover Book USD 119.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)