Cooper (history, U. of Michigan) reconstructs the plantation economy of the East African coast in the 19th century, focusing on the daily routine of slaves in the clove plantations and the nature of slavery in Muslim society. This first of a trilogy was published by the University of Yale Press in 1977 and reissued now that African scholars are more willing to acknowledge slavery on the continent. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
Genre: History, Social Science
Subgenre: United States / General, Africa / East, World, Modern / General, General, Sociology / General