1st Edition

Slavery In South Africa Captive Labor On The Dutch Frontier

By Elizabeth Eldredge, Fred Morton Copyright 1995
    313 Pages
    by Routledge

    338 Pages
    by Routledge

    South African slavery differs from slavery practiced in other frontier zones of European settlement in that the settlers enslaved indigenes as a supplement to and eventually as a replacement for imported slave labor. On the expanding frontier, Dutch-speaking farmers increasingly met their labor needs by conducting slave raids, arming African slave

    Terms and Designations -- Slavery and South African Historiography -- The Tower of Babel: The Slave Trade and Creolization at the Cape, 1652–1834 -- Drosters of the Bokkeveld and the Roggeveld, 1770-18001 -- Fortunate Slaves and Artful Masters: Labor Relations in the Rural Cape Colony During the Era of Emancipation, ca. 1825 to 18381 -- Slave Raiding Across the Cape Frontier -- Delagoa Bay and the Hinterland in the Early Nineteenth Century: Politics, Trade, Slaves, and Slave Raiding -- Captive Labor in the Western Transvaal After the Sand River Convention1 -- "Black Ivory": The Indenture System and Slavery in Zoutpansberg, 1848–18691 -- Servitude, Slave Trading, and Slavery in the Kalahari -- Slavery in South Africa


    Elizabeth A Eldredge Michigan State University