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Title:The Social and Economic Factors in the Muslim Revolution in Senegambia
Author:Klein, Martin A.
Year:1972
Periodical:The Journal of African History
Volume:13
Issue:3
Pages:419-441
Language:English
Geographic term:Senegal
Subjects:Islam
revolutions
history
1600-1699
1700-1799
1800-1899
History and Exploration
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Religion and Witchcraft
Link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/180588
Abstract:The author has described some of the roots of the religious wars from the 1670s until the 1880s in Senegambia in 'The Moslem Revolution in Nineteenth century Senegambia' (D. McCall, N. Bennet and J. Butler, eds., 'Western African History', New York, 1969, p. 69-101). The present article analyses the conflicts themselves, and the social and economic factors that shaped their development. It is concerned with four key processes of social and economic change: The end of the transatlantic slave trade and the resultant weakening of structures dependent on that trade. The growth of legitimate commerce - trade in gum and peanuts in particular. The incorporation of African political systems into European spheres of influence and the polarization of what had been a multi-directional international system. The eruption of tensions and conflicts, which had long existed in Senegambian society, in a Muslim revolution led by a series of charismatic leaders during the latter part of the century. Notes, summary.
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