Slavery was more important in the Great Lakes region than often has been assumed and Africans from the interior played a more complex role than was previously recognised.
These ten 10 studies by the most prominent historians of the region. They reveal the connections between the peoples of the region as well as their encounters with conquering Europeans.
Slavery was not a uniform phenomenon and the line between enslaved and non-slave labour was fine.This book challenges the assertion that domestic slavery increased in Africa as the result of the international trade.
HENRI MEDARD is a Lecturer in History at the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and Cemaj; SHANE DOYLE is a Lecturer in History at Leeds University
Contributors include: DAVID SCHOENBRUN, JAN-GEORG DEUTSCH, MARK LEOPOLD, RICHARD REID, HOLLY HANSON, EDWARD I. STEINHART, JEAN-PIERRE CHRETIEN & SHANE DOYLE
North America: Ohio U Press; Uganda: Fountain Publishers; Kenya: EAEP
Henri Medard is at M.A.L.D. in Montreuil and Shane Doyle is a Lecturer in History at the University of Leeds
Introduction by Henri Medard; Language evidence of slavery to the eighteenth century by David Schoenbrun; The rise of slavery & social change in Unyamwezi 1860-1900 by Jan-Georg Deutsch; Slavery & forced labour in the Eastern Congo 1850-1910 by David Northrup; Legacies of slavery in North West Uganda: 'The One-Elevens' by Mark Leopold; Human Booty in Buganda: the seizure of people in war, c.1700-c.1900 by Richard Reid; Stolen people & autonomous chiefs in nineteenth-century Buganda by Holly Hanson; Women's experiences of slavery in late nineteenth- & early twentieth-century Uganda by Michael W. Tuck; Slavery & social oppression in Ankole 1890-1940 by Edward I. Steinhart; The slave trade in Burundi & Rwanda at the beginning of German colonisation 1890-1906 by Jean-Pierre Chretien; Bunyoro & the demography of slavery debate by Shane Doyle.