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Black Pearls

AuthorR. Jackson Armstrong-Ingram
Title of item
Black Pearls
Subtitle of item
The African Household Slaves of a Nineteenth Century Iranian Merchant Family
Date of this edition 2003-10
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Posted 2012-02-05 by Jonah Winters
Formatted 2012-02-04 by Jonah Winters
Classified in Unpublished Articles
Abstract The African slave trade to Iran in the 1800s, and the lives of household slaves of one specific merchant family from Shiraz, that of The Báb, as described in the narrative of Abu'l-Qasim Afnan.
Notes Conference paper presented at the International Conference "Slavery, Islam and Diaspora," at the Harriet Tubman Resource Centre on the African Diaspora, Department of History, York University, Toronto, October 24-26 2003.

As of 2012, the original conference information is still online: see abstracts and program. This paper is also abstracted in the annual bibliographical supplement of the journal Slavery & Abolition. [Research and contribution by Steve Cooney.]

See also the complete book, and a prefaces and forewords by A. Lee and M. Momen.

Tags African diaspora; Bab, Life of (documents); Fezzeh Khanum; Haji Mubarak; Servants; Slavery
Locations Iran (documents)
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