Roots and Branches. Current Directions in Slave Studies by Michael Craton

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Tuden and L. ,Social Stratification in Africa (New York, 1970), pp. 93-124; Melvin L. Perlman, "The Traditional Systems of Stratification among the Ganda and the Nyoro of Uganda," in Tuden and Plotnicov, Social Stratification in Africa, pp. 125-161. For the area further north that may relate to the origins of servility in the interlacustrine zone, see Aidan W. Southall, "Rank and Stratificaiton among the Alur and Other Nilotic Peoples," in Tuden and Plotnicov, Social Stratification in Africa, pp.

15 Philip D. Curtin, "The Slave Trade and the Atlantic Basin: Intercontinental Perspectives," in Huggins, Kilson, and Fox, Key Issues, pp. 74-93; Charles Verlinden, L'Esclavage dans l'Europe médiévale: péninsule Ibérique-France (Bruges, 1955); Charles Verlinden, "La Colonie vénitienne de Tana, centre de la traite des esclaves au Indigenous African Slavery 29 diverge dramatically, of course, but the early parallels are important to keep in mind because they show that the links between slavery in Africa and slavery elsewhere have been there for a long time.

Engerman and Eugene D. ,Race and Slavery in the Western Hemisphere: Quantitative Studies (Princeton, 1975), pp. 107-128. 17 Allan G. B. Fisher and Humphrey J. Fisher, Slavery and Muslim Society in Africa (London, 1970); J. R. Willis, "The Servile Estate," paper presented at the Conference on Slavery and Related Institutions in Muslim Africa, Princeton University, 1977; and L. O. Sannen, "Slavery, Islam, and the Jakhanke People of West Africa, "Africa XLVI, 1 (1976): 80-97. 30 Historical Reflections Only Borno, in the Lake Chad basin, was a relatively large state in this period, but its policies were similar to those of smaller states.

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