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Slow death for slavery : the course of abolition in Northern Nigeria, 1897-1936

Author: Paul E Lovejoy; Jan S Hogendorn
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
Series: African studies series, 76.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This book examines the gradual decline of slavery in Northern Nigeria during the first forty years of colonial rule. At the time of the British conquest, the Sokoto Caliphate was one of the largest slave societies in modern history. The authors have written a thoughtful and provocative book which raises doubts over the moral legitimacy of both the Sokoto Caliphate and the colonial state. They chart the development  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul E Lovejoy; Jan S Hogendorn
ISBN: 0521374693 9780521374699 052144702X 9780521447027
OCLC Number: 26592676
Awards: Canadian Historical Society-Societe Historique du Canada Wallace K. Ferguson Prize, 1994.
Description: xvii, 391 pages : maps ; 23 cm.
Contents: Slavery and the British conquest of Northern Nigeria --
Fugitive slaves and the crisis in slavery policy --
The debate on legal-status abolition --
Emancipation and the law --
Upholding proprietary rights to land --
The role of taxation in the reform of slavery --
The colonial economy and the slaves --
The persistence of concubinage --
Legal-status abolition: the final phase --
Court records of slaves issued certificates of freedom.
Series Title: African studies series, 76.
Responsibility: Paul E. Lovejoy, Jan S. Hogendorn.
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Examines the gradual decline of slavery in Northern Nigeria during the first forty years of colonial rule, focusing on the Sokoto Caliphate, one of the largest slave societies in modern history. It  Read more...

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