Ending the history of silence: reconstructing European Slave trading in the Indian Ocean

@article{Allen2017EndingTH,
  title={Ending the history of silence: reconstructing European Slave trading in the Indian Ocean},
  author={Richard B. Allen},
  journal={Tempo},
  year={2017},
  volume={23},
  pages={294-313}
}
  • R. Allen
  • Published 1 May 2017
  • History
  • Tempo
Abstract: Thirty-eight years ago, Hubert Gerbeau discus-sed the problems that contributed to the “history of silence” surrounding slave trading in the Indian Ocean. While the publication of an expanding body of scholarship since the late 1980s demonstrates that this silence is not as deafening as it once was, our knowledge and understanding of this traffic in chattel labor remains far from complete. This arti-cle discusses the problems surrounding attempts to recons -truct European slave… 

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