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Power relations in Nigeria : Ilorin slaves and their successors /
Ann O'Hear.
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Rochester, NY, USA : University of Rochester Press, 1997.
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x, 338 p. : maps ; 24 cm.
ISBN
1878822861 (acid-free paper)
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Rochester, NY, USA : University of Rochester Press, 1997.
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1878822861 (acid-free paper)
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Series number taken from jacket.
catalogue key
1467538
 
Includes bibliographical references (p. 307-321) adn index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1998-03-01:
O'Hear continues the history of slavery in the Sokoto Caliphate of northern Nigeria begun by Paul Lovejoy's Slow Death for Slavery (CH, May'94), and she follows the city case study approach of Ahmad Sikainga's Slaves into Workers (CH, Jan'97). She concentrates on the ongoing exploitation of the descendants of slaves by the descendants of masters in the Yoruba town of Ilorin. With 125 pages of notes and bibliography supporting only 190 pages of text, this is an academic's approach to history. However, chapters 2 and 3, on the lives of the slaves in the 19th and early 20th centuries, are particularly informative. Two-thirds of the narrative is devoted to the 20th-century political struggles between descendants of former masters and descendants of former slaves, although the nature of their relationship, which had been originally established in slavery, remains unchanged. The rest of the study is a political district-by-district accounting of votes, parties, and leaders, accompanied by numerous charts. Graduate, faculty. R. T. Brown Westfield State College
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This text shows the decline of slavery and the emergence of a small-scale peasantry at the end of the nineteenth century, and takes the story into the late-colonial and post-independence periods.
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Study of slavery and its legacy in Nigeria from 19c through colonialism to independence and after.
Main Description
This is the first study of slavery and its legacy in the Yoruba and incompletely Islamicised periphery of the Sokoto caliphate and of northern Nigeria. It shows the decline of slavery and the emergence of a small-scale peasantry at the end of the nineteenth century, and takes the story into the late-colonial and post-independence periods. Focusing on Ilorin, the city and emirate on the southern fringe of the caliphate, now in Nigeria, it shows how relations between the city elite and the ex-slaves and peasants they controlled have fluctuated during the long process of oppression and reaction. ANN O'HEAR is Co-ordinator of Intercultural Studies at Niagara University, New York.
Table of Contents
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Acknowledgments
Introductionp. 1
The Historiography of Resistance and Accommodationp. 4
Slavery in Nineteenth-Century Ilorinp. 21
Resistance and Accommodation of Slaves and Others in Nineteenth-Century Ilorinp. 46
British Intervention and British Rule: Resistance and Accommodation among the Slaves and Peasants of Ilorin, c.1890-1920p. 62
The Metropolitan Districts of Ilorin: Population, Administration, and Conditionsp. 90
The Metropolitan Districts: Accommodation and Resistance, 1920s to Early 1950sp. 121
The Metropolitan Districts, the Ilorin Talaka Parapo and the Years of Struggle, 1956-1960p. 143
The Metropolitan Districts and the Political Conflicts of the 1970s and Early 1980sp. 174
Conclusionp. 188
Appendixp. 191
Notesp. 193
Bibliographyp. 307
Indexp. 322
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