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Reconfiguring Slavery: West African Trajectories

Benedetta Rossi


This book focuses on the range of trajectories followed by slavery as an institution since the various abolitions of the nineteenth century. It also considers the continuing and multi-faceted strategies that descendants of both owners and slaves have developed to make what use they can of their forebears' social positions, or to distance themselves from them. The book contains both anthropological and historical contributions that present empirical evidence on contemporary manifestations of slavery and related phenomena in Mauritania, Benin, Niger, Cameroon, Ghana, Senegal, and the Gambia. As ... More

Keywords: West Africa, abolitions, nineteenth century, slaves, slavery, Mauritania, Benin, Niger, Cameroon, Ghana

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9781846311994
Published to Liverpool Scholarship Online: June 2013 DOI:10.5949/UPO9781846315640


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Benedetta Rossi, author