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Title Bondage and the environment in the Indian Ocean world / Gwyn Campbell, editor.
Imprint Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]

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Series Palgrave Series in Indian Ocean World Studies
Palgrave series in Indian Ocean world studies.
Subject Slavery -- Indian Ocean Region -- History.
Slave labor -- Indian Ocean Region -- History.
Human ecology -- Indian Ocean Region.
Human beings -- Effect of environment on -- Indian Ocean Region -- History.
Alt Name Campbell, Gwyn, 1952-
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 304 pages).
Contents Introduction: Bondage and the Environment in the Indian Ocean World / Gwyn Campbell -- Abolition in the Midst of Turmoil: The Case of Tang Emperor Wu Zong (814-846 CE) / Ronald Kydd -- Environment and Enslavement in Highland Madagascar, 1500-1750: The Case for the Swahili Slave Export Trade Reassessed / Gwyn Campbell -- Volcanoes, Refugees and Raiders: The 1765 Macaturin Eruption and the Rise of the Iranun / James Francis Warren -- The Environment and Slave Resistance in the Cape Colony / Nigel Worden -- A Local View on Global Climate and Migration Patterns: The Impact of Cyclones and Drought on the Routier Family and Their Slaves in Ile Bourbon (Reunion), 1770-1820 / Sue Peabody -- The Impact of Cyclones on Nineteenth-Century Reunion / Alessandro Stanziani -- Egypt's Slaving Frontier: Environment, Enslavement, Social Transformations and the Local Use of Slaves in the Sudan, 1780-1880 / George Michael La Rue -- Environmental Knowledge and Resistance by Slave Transporters in the Nineteenth-Century Western Indian Ocean / Hideaki Suzuki -- Environmental Disaster in Eastern Bengal: Colonial Capitalism and Rural Labour Force Formation in the Late Nineteenth Century / Sravani Biswas and Subho Basu -- Famine and Slavery in Africa's Red Sea World, 1887-1914 / Steven Serels.
Summary "Monsoon rains, winds, and currents have shaped patterns of production and exchange in the Indian Ocean world (IOW) for centuries. Consequently, as this volume demonstrates, the environment has also played a central role in determining the region's systems of bondage and human trafficking. Contributors trace intricate links between environmental forces, human suffering, and political conditions, examining how they have driven people into servile labour and shaped the IOW economy. They illuminate the complexities of IOW bondage with case studies, drawn chiefly from the mid-eighteenth century, on Sudan, Cape Colony, Reunion, China, and beyond, where chattel slavery (as seen in the Atlantic world) represented only one extreme of a wide spectrum of systems of unfree labour. The array of factors examined here, including climate change, environmental disaster, disease, and market forces, are central to IOW history--and to modern-day forms of human bondage."-- Provided by publisher.
ISBN 9783319700281
3319700286
3319700278
9783319700274
ISBN/ISSN 10.1007/978-3-319-70028-1
OCLC # 1021189415
Additional Format Printed edition: 9783319700274 (OCoLC)1023761089



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