"No Better than a Slave or Outcast!"

"No Better than a Slave or Outcast!"

Subtitle: 
Skill, Identity and Power among the Porters of the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition, 1887-1890
Author: 
Rempel, Ruth
Publisher: 
African Studies Centre, Boston University
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Journal Title: 
The International Journal of African Historical Studies
Source: 
International Journal of African Historical Studies,Vol.43,no.2, 2010,pp.279-318
Abstract: 

The article discusses the Emin Pasha Relief Expedition of the late 1880s, focusing particularly on aspects associated with skill, ethnic identity, and social power of its Zanzibar-based porters. An overview of the Expedition and its goals is presented and historical sources about the Expedition are considered. Other subjects include the adaptation of African caravan practices by the Expedition, the use of slaves as opposed to free men as porters and servants by the Expedition, and the self-identification of some porters as Muslim gentlemen.

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CITATION: Rempel, Ruth. "No Better than a Slave or Outcast!" . : African Studies Centre, Boston University , . International Journal of African Historical Studies,Vol.43,no.2, 2010,pp.279-318 - Available at: http://library.au.int/no-better-slave-or-outcast-3