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Slave Trade and Abolition - Gender, Commerce, and Economic Transition in Luanda (Hardcover) Loot Price: R1,699
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Slave Trade and Abolition - Gender, Commerce, and Economic Transition in Luanda (Hardcover): Vanessa S. Oliveira

Slave Trade and Abolition - Gender, Commerce, and Economic Transition in Luanda (Hardcover)

Vanessa S. Oliveira

Series: Women in Africa and the Diaspora

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Well into the early nineteenth century, Luanda, the administrative capital of Portuguese Angola, was one of the most influential ports for the transatlantic slave trade. Between 1801 and 1850, it served as the point of embarkation for more than 535,000 enslaved Africans. In the history of this diverse, wealthy city, the gendered dynamics of the merchant community have frequently been overlooked. Vanessa S. Oliveira traces how existing commercial networks adapted to changes in the Atlantic slave trade during the first half of the nineteenth century. Slave Trade and Abolition reveals how women known as donas (a term adapted from the title granted to noble and royal women in the Iberian Peninsula) were often important cultural brokers. Acting as intermediaries between foreign and local people, they held high socioeconomic status and even competed with the male merchants who controlled the trade. Oliveira provides rich evidence to explore the many ways this Luso-African community influenced its society. In doing so, she reveals an unexpectedly nuanced economy with regard to the dynamics of gender and authority.

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Imprint: University of Wisconsin Press
Country of origin: United States
Series: Women in Africa and the Diaspora
Release date: 2021
Authors: Vanessa S. Oliveira
Dimensions: 229 x 152mm (L x W)
Format: Hardcover - Cloth over boards
Pages: 272
ISBN-13: 978-0-299-32580-0
Categories: Books > Humanities > History > African history > General
Books > Humanities > History > History of specific subjects > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social groups & communities > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Gender studies > Women's studies > General
Books > History > African history > General
Books > History > History of specific subjects > General
LSN: 0-299-32580-6
Barcode: 9780299325800

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