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Debt and Slavery in the Mediterranean and Atlantic Worlds

ISBN 9781138662148
Published January 20, 2016 by Routledge
208 Pages

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Book Description

Filling a significant gap in the historiography, the essays in this volume show that debt slavery has played a crucial role in the economic history of numerous societies which continues even today.

Table of Contents

Introduction: Debt and Slavery in the Mediterranean and the Atlantic Worlds, Alessandro Stanziani, Gwyn Campbell; Chapter 1 Debt Bondage and Chattel Slavery in Early Rome, Marc Kleijwegt; Chapter 2 Slavery, Debt and Bondage: the Mediterranean and the Eurasia Connection From the Fifteenth to the Eighteenth Century, Alessandro Stanziani; Chapter 3 Clientship, Social Indebtedness and State-Controlled Emancipation of Africans in the Late Ottoman Empire, Michael Ferguson; Chapter 4 Pawnship and Seizure for Debt in the Process of Enslavement in West Africa, Paul E. Lovejoy; Chapter 5 The Business of ‘Trust’ and the Enslavement of Yoruba Women and Children for Debt, Olatunji Ojo; Chapter 6 The Africanization of the Workforce in English America, Russell R. Menard; Chapter 7 Credit, Captives, Collateral and Currencies: Debt, Slavery and the Financing of the Atlantic World, Joseph C. Miller; Chapter 8 Unpayable Debts: Reinventing Bonded Labour Through Legal Freedom in Nineteenth-Century Brazil, Henrique Espada Lima; Chapter 9 Indigenous Debt and the Spirit of Colonial Capitalism: Debt, Taxes and the Cash-Crop Economy in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, 1898–1956, Steven Serels;

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