The Abolition of the Slave Trade in Southeastern Nigeria, 1885-1950

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University Rochester Press, 2006 - History - 210 pages
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The Abolition of the Slave Trade in Southeastern Nigeria, 1885 - 1950, is a history of the campaign waged by Great Britain in colonial Nigeria from approximately 1885 on, to abolish the internal slave trade in the Bight of Biafra and its hinterland, a region also known as Eastern Nigeria, Southeastern Nigeria, the Eastern Provinces, or the trans-Niger Provinces. It treats the internal slave trade and the war against it in this region and period as themes separate from the institution of slavery in the same area and the campaign to root it out generally known as emancipation. For this reason, and because slavery and the effort at emancipation have received more attention from scholars, this work concentrates entirely on that aspect of the slave trade and its fortunes under British colonial rule commonly known as abolition. In reconstructing the story of this important and protracted campaign, Adiele Afigbo sheds light on a dark corner of social history that has largely been neglected by historians. Adiele Afigbo is professor in the Department of History and International Relations at Ebonyi State University, Nigeria.
 

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Contents

and 1900
15
The Coastal Phase ca 18851900
24
The Aro Chuku Expedition of 19011902
36
Blood and Iron
37
Courts
55
South Eastern Nigeria around 1930 Showing Major
84
Courts
85
South Eastern Nigeria Showing Major Places
116
The Slavery Question
139
List of Suspected Slave Dealers
147
Additional List of Suspected Slave Dealers
151
Proceedings in the Case of Alaekwe and Chikeye of Ngodo
153
Proceedings in the Case of Nnadi of Umunkwor
163
Proceedings in the Case of Osu Ajoku of Ogwa
171
Notes
183
Sources and Bibliography
197

Conclusion
117
Appendixes 17
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