• Publications of Janet J Ewald

      • Books

          • Soldiers, Traders, and Slaves: State Formation and Economic Transformation in the Greater Nile Valley, 1700-1885.
          • University of Wisconsin Press,
          • 1990.
      • Books in Progress

          • Motley Crews: Indian and African Seafarers on British Indian Ocean Vessels, c1600-1890..
          • 2008.
          • (a book-length project).
      • Journal Articles

          • J.J. Ewald.
          • "Roundtable Review of G. Balachandran, GLOBALIZING LAROUR? INDIAN SEAFARERS AND WORLD SHIPPING, c1870-1945."
          • INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF MARITIME HISTORY
          • XXV
          • .1
          • (June, 2013)
          • :
          • 275-282.
          • J.J. Ewald.
          • "Bondsmen, Freedmen, and Maritime Industrial Transport, 1840-1900."
          • Slavery and Abolition
          • 31
          • .3
          • (September, 2010)
          • :
          • 450-466.
          Publication Description

          Abstract: This essay argues that African freedmen who laboured in ships' stokeholes played vital roles during the first decades of the development of British steam enterprise in the Indian Ocean. These freedmen represented one aspect of the simultaneous globalization and ethnic/occupational segmentation of British maritime labour as a whole. The essay opens with an analysis of the problems that faced entrepreneurs of maritime industrial transport both in general and in the Indian Ocean, leading them to seek a cheap and tractable labour force. It then shows how bondsmen became freedmen, and how freedmen became seafarers who worked on special labour contracts and almost always below deck in ocean liners. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

      • Papers Published

          • "Building a State and Struggling Over Land: The Taqali Kingdom, 1750-1884"."
          • State, Land, Literacy, and the State in the History of Sudanic Africa.
          • Ed. Donald Crummey.
          • Red Sea Press,
          • 2003.
          • "The Turkiyya."
          • The Encyclopedia of Sub-Saharan Africa.
          • Ed. John Middleton.
          • MacMillan Press,
          • forthcoming 2003.
          • "Crossers of the Sea: Slaves and Migrants in the Western Indian Ocean, c. 1800-1900."
          • The American Historical Review
          • 105
          • .1
          • (2000)
          • :
          • 69-91.
          • [web]
          • "Africa: East."
          • A Historical Guide to World Slavery.
          • Ed. Seymour Drescher and Stanley Engerman.
          • New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press,
          • 1998.
          • 41-46.
          • with
          • William G. Clarence-Smith.
          • "The Economic Role of the Hadhrami Disapora in the Red Sea and Gulf of Aden: 1820s to 1930."
          • An Indian Ocean People: Hadhramaut and its Disapora, 1750s-1960s.
          • Ed. William G. Clarence Smith and Ulrike Freitag.
          • Leiden: Brill,
          • 1997.
          • 281-296.
          • "A Moment in the Middle: Fieldwork in the Nuba Hills, 1977-1979."
          • In Pursuit of History: Fieldwork in Africa.
          • Ed. Carolyn Keyes Adenaike and Jan Vansina.
          • Heinemann,
          • 1996.
          • 94-103.
          • "African Slavery and the African Slave Trade: A Review Essay."
          • The American Historical Review
          • 97
          • .2
          • (1992)
          • :
          • 465-485.
          • "The Nile Valley System and the Red Sea Slave Trade, 1820-1880."
          • Slavery and Abolition
          • 9
          • .3
          • (1988)
          • :
          • 71-92.
          • "Speaking, Writing, and Authority: Explorations in and from the Kingdom of Taqali."
          • Comparative Studies in Society and History
          • 30
          • .2
          • (1988)
          • :
          • 199-224.
          • "Foxes in the Field: An Essay on Methodology."
          • African Studies Review
          • 30
          • .2
          • (1987)
          • :
          • 9-15.
          • "Experience and Speculation: History and Founding Stories in the Kingdom of Taqali."
          • International Journal of African Historical Studies
          • 18
          • .2
          • (1985)
          • :
          • 265-287.
      • Book Chapters

          • Janet.J. Ewald.
          • "African Bondsmen, Freedmen, and the Maritime Proletariats of the Northwestern Indian Ocean World, c1500-1900."
          • INDIAN OCEAN SLAVERY IN THE AGE OF ABOLITION.
          • Ed. Robert Harms, Bernard K. Freamon, and David W. Blight.
          • Yale University Press,
          • October, 2013.
          • 200-222.
      • Articles in a Collection

          • "Slave Trade: The Indian Ocean, c1750-1880."
          • in Oxford Encyclopedia of the Modern World, edited by Peter N. Stearns (Spring, 2008), Oxford University Press . edit.
          • 2008.
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