Migration and Emancipation in West Africa's Labour History: The Missing Links

@article{Rossi2014MigrationAE,
  title={Migration and Emancipation in West Africa's Labour History: The Missing Links},
  author={Benedetta Rossi},
  journal={Slavery \& Abolition},
  year={2014},
  volume={35},
  pages={23 - 46}
}
Strategies of emancipation included projects of migration conceived and unfolded by migrants of slave descent. This article suggests that looking at how these migrants chose to move when they could control their mobility, and at the obstacles they faced, reveals aspects of the experience of enslavement and emancipation that have not yet been fully explored in the relevant historiography. While historians of African slavery have described the large-scale movements of ex-slaves that followed… Expand
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