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Emancipation without Abolition in German East Africa, c. 1884-1914 (Eastern African Studies)

Deutsch, Jan-Georg

Published by Ohio University Press
ISBN 10: 0821417207 / ISBN 13: 9780821417201
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Title: Emancipation without Abolition in German ...

Publisher: Ohio University Press

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Reseña del editor: 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. The study, of interest to historians of East Africa, makes a contribution to the more general debate about the demise of slavery on the continent.

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