Demise of Slavery in Southwestern Morocco, 1860-2000: Economic Modernization and Transformation of Social Hierarchy

Author: Thomson, Madia
Year:2011
Pages:316
ISBN:0-7734-1460-6
978-0-7734-1460-0
Price:219.95
This book examines the changes that occurred in the Moroccan social hierarchy from the pre-Protectorate to the post-Independence period (1860 -2000). It argues that the actions of slaves encouraged changes in the institution of slavery. These changes
combined with the forces of economic modernization to reshape social configurations in nineteenth century Morocco. The study draws heavily on Arabic, Berber and French archival and oral data collected in France and Morocco. This book contains 12 color photographs.

Reviews

“. . . [a] carefully researched study of the Tazerwalt region of southern Morocco.” – Prof. Paul E. Lovejoy, The Harriet Tubman Institute

“. . . a portrait of not only the phenomenon of slavery but also the region in a particular time-period that is virtually unique, not least in English scholarship.” – Prof. Roger Allen, University of Pennsylvania

Table of Contents

Abstract

Foreword by Paul E. Lovejoy

Acknowledgements

Preface

Notes on Transliterations

Glossary

Chapter 1: Introduction

Chapter 2: The Making of Tazerwalt: History, Society, and Politics from the 16th to the 19th Century

Chapter 3: The State of the Kingdom: Reforms, Protectorate and Resistance 1830-1930

Chapter 4: The Protectorate at Work: Slavery and Saharan Expansion, 1912-1956

Chapter 5: The Protectorate at Work: Labor, Mobility and Countryside, 1912-1956

Chapter 6: Life after Independence, 1956-2000

Conclusion

Appendix

Bibliography

Index