Slaves, Spices and Ivory in Zanzibar
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320 Pages

21.6 x 13.8 cm

35 b/w. 13 line. Illustrations

Series: Eastern African Studies

Imprint: James Currey

Slaves, Spices and Ivory in Zanzibar

Integration of an East African Commercial Empire into the World Economy, 1770-1873

by Abdul Sheriff

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Abdul Sheriff analyses the early stages of the underdevelopment of East Africa.
The rise of Zanzibar was based on two major economic transformations: firstly, slaves became used for the production of cloves and grain for export, instead of the slaves themselves being exported; secondly there was an increaseddemand for luxuries such as ivory and Zanzibar took advantage of its strategic position to trade as far as the Great Lakes. Yet this economic success increasingly subordinated Zanzibar to Britain, with its anti-slavery crusade andits control over the Indian merchant class.

North America: Ohio U Press; Kenya: EAEP
"It is not that often that critical analysis, clear explanation, and historical facts are so effectively combined as in this excellent handbook." INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AFRICAN HISTORICAL STUDIES
"Elegantly written and vigorously argued." JOURNAL OF SOUTHERN AFRICAN HISTORY

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Title Details

320 Pages

2.16 x 1.38 cm

35 b/w. 13 line. Illustrations

Series: Eastern African Studies

Imprint: James Currey