By Kenneth M. Cuno
Within the 19th century millions of Africans have been forcibly migrated northward to Egypt and different japanese Mediterranean locations, but fairly little is understood approximately them. experiences have targeted in general at the mamluk and harem slaves of elite families, who have been commonly white, and on abolitionist efforts to finish the slave exchange, and such a lot have relied seriously on western language assets. some time past 40 years new resources became on hand, starting from Egyptian non secular and civil court docket and police documents to rediscovered records and debts in western records and libraries. in addition to new advancements within the learn of African slavery those assets supply a point of view at the lives of non-elite trans-Saharan Africans in 19th century Egypt and past. The 9 essays during this quantity learn the lives of slaves and freed women and men in Egypt and the region.
Contributors: Kenneth M. Cuno, Y. Hakan Erdem, Michael Ferguson, Emad Ahmad Helal Shams al-Din, Liat Kozma, George Michael l. a. Rue, Ahmad A. Sikainga, Eve M. Troutt Powell, and Terence Walz.