oa Kronos : Journal of Cape History - Slawerny in die V.O.C.- gebied
|Article Title||Slawerny in die V.O.C.- gebied|
|© Publisher:||University of the Western Cape|
|Journal||Kronos : Journal of Cape History|
|Affiliations||1 Universiteit van Wes-Kaapland|
|Publication Date||Jan 1990|
|Pages||3 - 18|
|Keyword(s)||Cape of Good Hope, Chattel slavery, Dutch East India Company, Slave trade and VOC|
The Cape of Good Hope was but a small part of the Dutch East India Company (VOC) territory where chattel slavery was institutionalised during the seventeenth century. In view of the need locally to understand early slavery at the Cape in its broader universal context, this article focuses largely on Dutch slavery in the greater VOC empire during that time. The most important issues discussed here include the empire's need for unfree labour, the overall nature of slavery in VOC territories, and the reasons for the shift of the slave trade from the Far East to particularly Africa.
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