Slaves, Spices and Ivory in Zanzibar (Paperback)
Integration of an East African Commercial Empire into the World Economy, 1770–1873 (Eastern African Studies)
Ohio University Press, 9780821408728, 317pp.
Publication Date: September 30, 1987
Secondly, there was an increased international demand for luxuries such as ivory. At the same time the price of imported manufactured gods was falling. Zanzibar took advantage of its strategic position to trade as far as the Great Lakes.
However this very economic success increasingly subordinated Zanzibar to Britain, with its anti-slavery crusade and its control over the Indian merchant class.
Professor Sheriff analyses the early stages of the underdevelopment of East Africa and provides a corrective to the dominance of political and diplomatic factors in the history of the area.
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Praise For Slaves, Spices and Ivory in Zanzibar: Integration of an East African Commercial Empire into the World Economy, 1770–1873 (Eastern African Studies)…
-- Professor Edward A. Alpers of the University of California, Los Angeles