Slavery, Abolition And The Transition To Colonisation In Sierra Leone

by Paul Lovejoy
Slavery, Abolition And The Transition To Colonisation In Sierra Leone
  • ISBN-13: 9781592219834
  • Author(s): Paul Lovejoy
  • Subject: African history|African history
  • Publisher: Africa World Press
  • Imprint: Africa World Press
  • Publication Date: 20-01-2015
  • Format: p/b

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This volume places Sierra Leone within the larger landscape of the greater Atlantic world system. The essays demonstrate that the meaning of Sierra Leone' changed over time as Freetown became a frontier of the African diaspora. Christianity, migration, the abolition of slave trade and experiments in labour mobilisation through means other than slavery were haphazardly introduced in a context of missed opportunities for the nascent British colony.'
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This volume places Sierra Leone within the larger landscape of the greater Atlantic world system. The essays demonstrate that the meaning of Sierra Leone' changed over time as Freetown became a frontier of the African diaspora. Christianity, migration, the abolition of slave trade and experiments in labour mobilisation through means other than slavery were haphazardly introduced in a context of missed opportunities for the nascent British colony.'