SLAVERY, FREEDOM, AND FAILED RANSOM NEGOTIATIONS IN WEST AFRICA, 1730–1900*

@article{Lofkrantz2012SLAVERYFA,
  title={SLAVERY, FREEDOM, AND FAILED RANSOM NEGOTIATIONS IN WEST AFRICA, 1730–1900*},
  author={J. Lofkrantz and O. Ojo},
  journal={The Journal of African History},
  year={2012},
  volume={53},
  pages={25 - 44}
}
ABSTRACT This article builds upon previous work on the impact of ransoming on processes of captivity, enslavement, and slavery in West Africa. Ransoming is defined as the release of a captive prior to enslavement in exchange for payment. It was a complicated process with no guarantee of success. This article examines the responses of families of captives to the failure of ransom negotiations. The ability to respond to failed ransom negotiations and the type of response chosen was dependent on… Expand
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