Unfinished business: Slavery in Saharan Africa

  title={Unfinished business: Slavery in Saharan Africa},
  author={David Seddon},
  journal={Slavery \& Abolition},
  pages={208 - 236}
  • D. Seddon
  • Published 1 August 2000
  • History
  • Slavery & Abolition

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