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Title:Slaves, slave owners and slave dealers: Sherbro coast and hinterland
Author:MacCormack, C.P.ISNI
Book title:Women and slavery in Africa
Year:1983
Pages:271-294
Language:English
Geographic term:Sierra Leone
Subjects:Sherbro
slavery
Abstract:This analysis of slavery in the Sherbro coast and hinterland of Sierra Leone, an area extending southward from the Freetown peninsula nearly to the Liberian border, has the following sections: history and structure of the Sherbro society - marriage - European traders and Sherbo descent groups - wives as mediators between groups - slaves as a resource for aristocratic women - women as slave dealers - slavery and commoner women - labor of slaves - value of slaves - mission. Fig., map, notes, ref.
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