African Conceptions of Gender and the Slave Traffic

TitleAfrican Conceptions of Gender and the Slave Traffic
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2001
AuthorsNwokeji, G. Ugo
JournalThe William and Mary Quarterly

This piece explores the effects of gender on the transatlantic slave trade. By examining the values placed on males versus females in African cultures as well as in their local slave trade, this article discovers that women were valued more than men. This fact is then compared to Western European views of gender in the slave trade. A long term study is conducted using primary source materials and the works of other scholars to ascertain whether these value judgements influenced each other over the long period of transatlantic slave trading.  

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