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Debt and slavery in the Mediterranean and Atlantic worlds

Author: Gwyn Campbell; Alessandro Stanziani
Publisher: London : Pickering & Chatto, 2013.
Series: Financial history (London, England), no. 22.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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."--Provided by publisher.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Gwyn Campbell; Alessandro Stanziani
ISBN: 9781848933743 1848933746 9781781440162 1781440166
OCLC Number: 813861765
Description: xiv, 185 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
1. Debt Bondage and Chattel Slavery in Early Rome --
2. Slavery Debt and Bondage --
3. Clientship, Social Indebtedness and State-Controlled Emancipation of Africans in the Late Ottoman Empire --
4. Pawnship and Seizure for Debt in the Process of Enslavement in West Africa --
5. The Business of 'Trust' and the Enslavement of Yoruba Women and Children for Debt --
6. The Africanization of the Workforce in English America --
7. Credit, Captives, Collateral and Currencies: Debt, Slavery and the Financing of the Atlantic World --
8. Unpayable Debts: Reinventing Bonded Labour through Legal Freedom in Nineteenth-Century Brazil --
9. Indigenous Debt and the Spirit of Colonial Capitalism: Debt, Taxes and the Cash-Crop Economy in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, 1898-1956.
Series Title: Financial history (London, England), no. 22.
Responsibility: edited by Gwyn Campbell and Alessandro Stanziani.

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