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Title:Child slaves in the modern world
Editors:Campbell, GwynISNI
Miers, SuzanneISNI
Miller, Joseph CalderISNI
Year:2011
Pages:281
Language:English
City:Athens, OH
Publisher:Ohio university press
ISBN:9780821419595
Geographic terms:West Africa
Senegal
Madagascar
Ghana
Central Africa
South Africa
Subjects:children
slavery
abolition of slavery
social history
Abstract:This collection of essays is the second of two volumes to examine the experiences of children in slavery in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. The essays expose the global victimization of child slaves from the period of abolition of legal slavery in the nineteenth century to the human rights era of the twentieth century. The first essay in section I 'Child slaves in the era of abolition' follows the African children liberated in the 'Amistad' incident (1843): 'All we want is make us free': the voyage of La Amistad's children through the worlds of the illegal slave trade (Benjamin N. Lawrance). Five other historical essays in this section are located in Africa: Children and bondage in imperial Madagascar, ca. 1790-1895 (Gwyn Campbell); Children and slavery in the Western Sudan (Martin Klein); Slavery and guardianship in postemancipation Senegal: colonial legislation and minors in tutelle, 1848-1905 (Bernard Moitt); British magistrates and unfree children in early colonial Gold Coast, 1874-1899 (Trevor R. Getz); The redemption of child slaves by Christian missionaries in Central Africa, 1878-1914 (William G. Clarence-Smith). In section II 'Child slaves in the modern era', one essay deals specifically with Africa: Strategic agents: adolescent prostitutes in Cape Town, South Africa (Zosa de Sas Kropiwnicki). The four other articles in this section are: 'This is nothing but slavery': child domestic labor in the modern context (Jonathan Blagbrough); Girls as domestic slaves in contemporary France (Philip Whalen and Malika id' Salah); Children, slavery, and soldiering (Sarah Maguire); Contemporary child slavery (Mike Dottridge). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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