Institute of African Studies - Columbia University

Slavery By Any Other Name: African Life under Company Rule in Colonial Mozambique

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Slavery By Any Other Name: African Life under Company Rule in Colonial Mozambique
Worlds of Work in Africa Series
Date: 
November 27, 2012 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm
Location: 
208 Knox Hall

Based on documents from a long-lost and unexplored colonial archive, Slavery by Any Other Name tells the story of how Portugal privatized part of its empire to the Mozambique Company. In the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the company governed central Mozambique under a royal charter and built a vast forced labor regime camouflaged by the rhetoric of the civilizing mission.

Eric Allina, University of Ottawa