Children Of Ham: Freed Slaves And Fugitive Slaves On The Kenya Coast, 1873 To 1907, 1st Edition (e-Book) book cover

Children Of Ham

Freed Slaves And Fugitive Slaves On The Kenya Coast, 1873 To 1907, 1st Edition

By Fred Morton

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270 pages

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Children of Ham: Freed Slaves and Fugitives Slaves on the Kenya Coast,I 873 to 1907 is a chronological account of the repeated bids for freedom made byslaves and ex-slaves on the Kenya coast and of the obstacles placed in their wayby the British, the Busaidi Arabs, and the peoples of the coast. Efforts to escapeslavery are as old as slavery itself on the Kenya coast, but the principal storybegins in 1873, when Britain pressured the sultan of Zanzibar to abolish theocean-going slave trade. Thereafter, political and military conflict intensified onthe coast, while opportunities for slaves to escape increased accordingly. Thisperiod, ending roughly with the abolition of the legal status of slavery in 1907,corresponds to the imperial scramble from its earliest stages to the effectiveestablishment of European rule.

About the Author

Morton, Fred

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL053000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / World / African
SOC053000
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Regional Studies