Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages -457) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
The rise of Lagos as an Atlantic port, c. 1760-1851 Trade, oligarchy, and the transformation of the precolonial state The original sin : anti-slavery, imperial expansion, and early colonial rule Innocent commerce : boom and bust in the palm produce trade Britain and domestic slavery Redefining the owner-slave relationship : work, ideology, and the demand for people The changing meaning of land in the urban economy and culture Strategies of struggle and mechanisms of control : quotidian conflicts and court cases.