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Slavery and the Birth of an African City: Lagos, 1760–1900

  title={Slavery and the Birth of an African City: Lagos, 1760–1900},
  author={Kristin Dutcher Mann},
  • K. Mann
  • Published 25 January 2010
  • History, Economics
Introduction 1. The Rise of Lagos as an Atlantic Port, c. 1760-1851 2. Trade, Oligarchy, and the Transformation of the Precolonial State 3. The Original Sin: Anti-slavery, Imperial Expansion, and Early Colonial Rule 4. Innocent Commerce: Boom and Bust in the Palm Produce Trade 5. Britain and Domestic Slavery 6. Redefining the Owner-Slave Relationship: Work, Ideology, and the Demand for People 7. The Changing Meaning of Land in the Urban Economy and Culture 8. Strategies of Struggle and… 

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