Corpus ID: 155124542

East Africa and the End of the Indian Ocean Slave Trade

  title={East Africa and the End of the Indian Ocean Slave Trade},
  author={Matthew S. Hopper},
  journal={The Journal of African Development},
  • M. S. Hopper
  • Published 2011
  • History
  • The Journal of African Development
The conventional historiography claims that the East African slave trade came to an end in the 1880s as a result of the British Royal Navy's diligent patrols in the Indian Ocean. This paper argues instead that the slave trade from East Africa to Eastern Arabia endured long after the 1880s, in part because sustained demand for slave labor in Arabia and the Gulf-particularly in the lucrative pearl and date industries-remained high through the early twentieth century. The Royal Navy's celebrated… Expand
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