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Emancipation without Abolition in German East Africa, c. 1884-1914 (Paperback)

Jan-Georg Deutsch

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ISBN 10: 0821417207 / ISBN 13: 9780821417201
Edité par Ohio University Press, United States, 2006
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Language: English . Brand New Book. This study examines the complex history of slavery in East Africa, focusing on the area that came under German colonial rule. In contrast to the policy pursued at the time by other colonial powers in Africa, the German authorities did not legally abolish slavery in their colonial territories. However, despite government efforts to keep the institution of slavery alive, it significantly declined in Tanganyika in the period concerned. The book highlights the crucial role played by the slaves in the process of emancipation. Author Jan-Georg Deutsch explores the rise of slavery in Tanganyika in the second half of the nineteenth century, when the region became more fully integrated into the world economy. An analysis of German colonial policy reveals that the authorities believed that abolition should be avoided at all costs since it would undermine the power and prosperity of the local slave-owning elites whose effective collaboration was thought to be indispensable to the functioning of colonial rule. The author demonstrates how slaves by their own initiative brought the evil institution to an end, making the best of limited choices and opportunities available to them. N° de réf. du libraire AAU9780821417201

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Titre : Emancipation without Abolition in German ...

Éditeur : Ohio University Press, United States

Date d'édition : 2006

Reliure : Paperback

Etat du livre :New

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This study examines the complex history of slavery in East Africa, focusing on the area that came under German colonial rule. In contrast to the policy pursued at the time by other colonial powers in Africa, the German authorities did not legally abolish slavery in their colonial territories. However, despite government efforts to keep the institution of slavery alive, it significantly declined in Tanganyika in the period concerned. The book highlights the crucial role played by the slaves in the process of emancipation. Author Jan-Georg Deutsch explores the rise of slavery in Tanganyika in the second half of the nineteenth century, when the region became more fully integrated into the world economy. An analysis of German colonial policy reveals that the authorities believed that abolition should be avoided at all costs since it would undermine the power and prosperity of the local slave-owning elites whose effective collaboration was thought to be indispensable to the functioning of colonial rule. The author demonstrates how slaves by their own initiative brought the evil institution to an end, making the best of limited choices and opportunities available to them.

About the Author:

Jan-Georg Deutsch is Lecturer in Commonwealth History in the University of Oxford and the coeditor of African Modernities: Entangled Meanings in Current Debate.

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