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Gender and the Study of Slavery and the Slave Trades in Africa

"Indigenous societies in Africa made use of slave labor and traded in captives. Slavery was one of many forms of dependency and an effective means of controlling people alongside serfdom, clientage, wage labor, and pawnship..." – By Vanessa S. Oliveira

Chinese Images of Africa

"The African continent and the People’s Republic of China have maintained relations throughout much of the last millenium and beyond. The earliest known depictions of Africanity were informed by broad notions of difference..." – By Tara Mock

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