Shreyas’ Notes

History of Modern Africa

HIST 233

spring, senior year

western concept of slavery

slavery in africa

issues with the western model of slavery

rights-in-person

definitions of slavery

modes of production of enslaved people

use of slaves in africa

(corporate) “kin group”/outsiders

under western slavery, once you’re enslaved, it’s joever. slavery vs freedom/autonomy

in african societies, slavery vs belonging. some social mobility among the enslaved. freedom != individual autonomy, but attachment to a kin group or patron

Afonso I: “oopsie”

M’Baye

christian missions in the 19th century attempted to evangelize using narratives of enslaved people.

king leopold’s ghost

Forced conscription §

The Lieutenant of Kouta §