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Slavery in South Africa : [electronic resource] captive labor on the Dutch frontier / edited by Elizabeth A. Eldredge and Fred Morton.

Contributor(s): Eldredge, Elizabeth A | Morton, Fred, 1939-.
Material type: TextTextSeries: African modernization and development series. Publisher: Boulder : Pietermaritzburg : Westview Press ; University of Natal Press, 1994Description: xviii, 311 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.ISBN: 0813384737; 9780813384733; 0869809075 (S. Africa); 9780869809075 (S. Africa).Subject(s): Slavery -- South Africa -- History -- 18th century | Slavery -- South Africa -- History -- 19th century | Blacks -- South Africa -- History -- 18th century | Blacks -- South Africa -- History -- 19th century | Slaves History | South Africa | Slavernij | Esclavage -- Afrique du Sud -- Histoire -- 18e siècle | Esclavage -- Afrique du Sud -- Histoire -- 19e siècle | Noirs -- Afrique du Sud -- 18e siècle | Noirs -- Afrique du Sud -- 19e siècle | Sklaverei | Südafrika <Staat>Additional physical formats: Online version:: Slavery in South Africa.DDC classification: 306.3/62/0968 Other classification: 15.80 | 73.46 Online resources: Free eBook from the Internet Archive | Additional information and access via Open Library Also issued online.
Contents:
Slavery and South African historiography / Fred Morton -- Tower of Babel : the slave trade and creolization at the Cape, 1652-1834 / Robert C. -H. Shell -- Drosters of the Bokkeveld and the Roggeveld, 1770-1800 / Nigel Penn -- Fortunate slaves and artful masters : labor relations in the rural Cape colony during the era of emancipation, ca. 1825 to 1838 / John E. Mason -- Slave raiding across the Cape frontier / Elizabeth A. Eldredge -- Delagoa Bay and the Hinterland in the early nineteenth century : politics, trade, slaves, and slave raiding / Elizabeth A. Eldredge -- Captive labor in the Western Transvaal after the Sand river convention / Fred Morton -- "Black Ivory" : the indenture system and slavery in Zoutpansberg, 1848-1869 / Jan C. A. Boeyens -- Servitude, slave trading, and slavery in the Kalahari / Barry Morton -- Slavery in South Africa / Fred Morton.
Summary: South African slavery differs from slavery practiced in other frontier zones of European settlement in that the settlers enslaved indigenes as a supplement to and eventually as a replacement for imported slave labor. On the expanding frontier, Dutch-speaking farmers increasingly met their labor needs by conducting slave raids, arming African slave raiders, and fomenting conflict among African communities.Summary: Captives were used as domestics, herders, hunters, agricultural laborers, porters, drivers, personal servants, and artisans. Slavery was legalized as inboekstelsel and portrayed by authorities as a form of "apprenticeship," in which abandoned and orphaned youths were bonded as unpaid laborers until their mid-twenties. In practice, they were captured as children and held for most of their lives. At least 60 percent of the slaves were female.Summary: Adults who escaped or were released from bondage became tenant farmers, settled on mission stations and abandoned Boer farms, or entered African communities. Slavery in South Africa is the first volume to demonstrate that slavery was widespread in South Africa until the late nineteenth century, that thousands of slaves were obtained in raids on African communities and traded within areas of Boer settlement, and that slavery profoundly affected relations within and between Boer and African societies.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. [271]-292) and index.

Slavery and South African historiography / Fred Morton -- Tower of Babel : the slave trade and creolization at the Cape, 1652-1834 / Robert C. -H. Shell -- Drosters of the Bokkeveld and the Roggeveld, 1770-1800 / Nigel Penn -- Fortunate slaves and artful masters : labor relations in the rural Cape colony during the era of emancipation, ca. 1825 to 1838 / John E. Mason -- Slave raiding across the Cape frontier / Elizabeth A. Eldredge -- Delagoa Bay and the Hinterland in the early nineteenth century : politics, trade, slaves, and slave raiding / Elizabeth A. Eldredge -- Captive labor in the Western Transvaal after the Sand river convention / Fred Morton -- "Black Ivory" : the indenture system and slavery in Zoutpansberg, 1848-1869 / Jan C. A. Boeyens -- Servitude, slave trading, and slavery in the Kalahari / Barry Morton -- Slavery in South Africa / Fred Morton.

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South African slavery differs from slavery practiced in other frontier zones of European settlement in that the settlers enslaved indigenes as a supplement to and eventually as a replacement for imported slave labor. On the expanding frontier, Dutch-speaking farmers increasingly met their labor needs by conducting slave raids, arming African slave raiders, and fomenting conflict among African communities.

Captives were used as domestics, herders, hunters, agricultural laborers, porters, drivers, personal servants, and artisans. Slavery was legalized as inboekstelsel and portrayed by authorities as a form of "apprenticeship," in which abandoned and orphaned youths were bonded as unpaid laborers until their mid-twenties. In practice, they were captured as children and held for most of their lives. At least 60 percent of the slaves were female.

Adults who escaped or were released from bondage became tenant farmers, settled on mission stations and abandoned Boer farms, or entered African communities. Slavery in South Africa is the first volume to demonstrate that slavery was widespread in South Africa until the late nineteenth century, that thousands of slaves were obtained in raids on African communities and traded within areas of Boer settlement, and that slavery profoundly affected relations within and between Boer and African societies.

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