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Negotiating abolition, the antislavery project in the British Straits Settlements, 1786-1843, by Shawna R. Herzog - electronic book

"Shawna Herzog explores the ways sex and gender complicated the enforcement of colonial anti-slavery policies, the challenges local officials faced in identifying slave populations, and how European reclassification of slave labor to systems of indenture, or 'free,' labor created a new illicit trade for women and girls to the Strait Settlements of Southeast Asia. This book provides an important new perspective for scholars of slavery interested in Southeast Asia, British imperialism in the Indian Ocean world and Asia, the East India Company in the Straits, and gender and sexuality in the context of empire"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Cover -- Contents -- List of Maps -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1 A Policy of Noninterference -- 2 Negotiating Abolition in the Indian Ocean World -- 3 Redefining Slavery and Servitude in the Straits -- 4 The Politics of Abolition in the Straits -- 5 Tolerance vs. Emancipation: Abolition in Malacca -- 6 A Convenient Compromise -- 7 An Illicit Trade to Penang and Singapore -- 8 The Wild, Womanless East Indies -- Conclusion: In the Wake of Abolition -- Bibliography -- Index
Literary Form
non fiction
Physical Description
1 online resource, maps (some color)
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