The Abolition of Slavery in Ottoman Tunisia

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Changing Patterns of the Slave Trade,
1759–1814

Examination of the slave trade across the Sahara from the African interior in the context of Tunisian and European trade during the period 1759–1814 must involve an exploration of the shifting patterns of the Ghadames caravan trade, which was the principal point of access from the Sahara for Tunisia. Contemporary sources document changes in the scope and structure of the slave trade at a time when the Tunisian economy appears to have experienced steady growth. These changes reflected trends in the economy of Tunisia, including the desire of Tunisian rulers to take advantage of expanding European trade. The year 1786—marking the end of the Great Plague of 1784–1785 and commencement of a rapid growth in the Tunisian economy—witnessed advantageous beginnings of the slave trade’s interaction with Tunisian and European trade. Until 1816, when the Tunisian economy was slowed down by European aggressive capitalism in the Mediterranean, fluctuations in the slave trade continued to mirror other changes, including economic developments in central Sudan. Using extant sources, it is possible to reconstruct the frequency of Ghadames caravans, and the scale of its slave trade, and correlate the frequency to the broader economic trends in Tunisian foreign trade with Europe and the Levant. The diversification in secondary goods carried by the Ghadames caravans and the shift in the structure of the Tunis slave market indicate further trends in the operation of the slave trade.

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  • The Abolition of Slavery in Ottoman Tunisia i
  • Title Page iii
  • Contents ix
  • Illustrations xi
  • Tables xiii
  • Foreword xv
  • Acknowledgments xxi
  • Abbreviations xxv
  • Notes on Transliteration xxvii
  • Notes on Currency xxix
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - The Slave Trade from the Ottoman Period 10
  • 2 - Reforms and Foreign Trade, 1759–1814 25
  • 3 - Changing Patterns of the Slave Trade, 1759–1814 35
  • 4 - The Slave Trade during European Domination of the Mediterranean, 1815–1841 51
  • 5 - The Road to Abolition 74
  • 6 - Final Abolition, 1846 96
  • 7 - The Aftermath of Abolition, 1846–1855 115
  • Epilogue 131
  • Appendixes 137
  • Appendix A - The Tunisian Trans-Saharan Slave Trade and the Traffic across the Mediterranean 138
  • Appendix B - The Abolition of the Slave Trade, 1841–1845 145
  • Appendix C - The Final Abolition of Slavery, 1846 154
  • Glossary 159
  • Notes 163
  • Bibliography 183
  • Index 197
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