General Conclusion: Slave Trade Profiteers

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


In this concluding chapter, to sum up all the argument above, the following three points are raised. First, the inseparable nature of the slave trade from other trades and low entry barriers to the former in the western Indian Ocean are reconfirmed. This chapter also examines these features in comparison with the Atlantic slave trade. Therefore, second, the British suppression campaign greatly affected the entire trade of the region. A remarkable conclusion of this campaign was political interference in maritime communication, which the western Indian Ocean had never before experienced. The final point is that the suppression campaign enabled the British Empire to secure its influence over the entire western Indian Ocean. This made this nation the other slave trade profiteer.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Nagasaki UniversityNagasakiJapan

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