Reconsiderations in southern African history.
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Ending slavery and creating empire in Africa: from the "Indelible stain" to the "light of civilization" From law to practice: "certain excesses of severity" The critiques and defenses of modern slavery: from without and within, above and below Mobility and tactical flight: of workers, chiefs, and villages Targeting chiefs: from "fictitious obedience" to "extraordinary political disorder" Seniority and subordination: disciplining youth and controlling women's labor An "absolute freedom" circumscribed and circumvented: "Employers chosen of their own free will" Upward mobility: "improvement of one's social condition" Conclusion: forced labor's legacy.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.