By Eve Troutt Powell

within the past due 19th century, an energetic slave exchange sustained social and fiscal networks around the Ottoman Empire and all through Egypt, Sudan, the Caucasus, and Western Europe. not like the Atlantic exchange, slavery during this zone crossed and combined racial and ethnic strains. Fair-skinned Circassian women and men have been as at risk of enslavement within the Nile Valley as have been youngsters from Sudan or Ethiopia.
Tell This in My Memory opens up a brand new window within the research of slavery within the smooth heart East, taking on own narratives of slaves and slave proprietors to make clear the anxieties and intimacies of private adventure. The framework of racial id built via those tales proves instrumental in explaining how international locations later confronted—or not—the legacy of the slave exchange. at the present time, those vocabularies of slavery continue to exist for modern refugees whose pressured migrations usually reflect the trips and stigmas confronted via slaves within the 19th century.

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