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Slavery, Emancipation, and Memory: Exploratory Notes on Western Ethiopia *

@article{Meckelburg2015SlaveryEA,
  title={Slavery, Emancipation, and Memory: Exploratory Notes on Western Ethiopia *},
  author={Alexander Meckelburg},
  journal={International Journal of African Historical Studies},
  year={2015},
  volume={48},
  pages={345}
}
IntroductionThe legacy of slavery is a complex web of social relations based on historical dependency, inequality, and transmitted racial stereotypes. As an institution, slavery is undisputed in the history of Ethiopia but is overshadowed by discourses about social stratification and feudalism.1 Slaves are outsiders who are regarded as property within the owner society that sanctions their status by judicial or other means.2 The master theoretically has total control over the slaves, which… Expand
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