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Title Black Ivory: A Tale of Adventure Among the Slavers of East Africa
Author(s) Ballantyne, R. M
Section Section II: Empire Writing & the Literature of Empire
Date 1873
Document Type Printed Book
Place of Publication London
Publisher James Nisbet & Co
Library British Library
Reference 12803.bbb.9
Region Africa, Middle East
Names Robert Michael Ballantyne, Dr. Livingstone (ppiii, 3, 20, 65, 69, 79, 86, 193, 215, 324, 371), Dr. Ryan (ppiii-iv), Rev. Charles New (piv), Edward Hutchinson (piv), Mungo Park (p3), Sultan of Zanzibar (pp33, 42, 46, 75-76, 291, 372, 387-390), Sir Bartle Frere (pp65, 372, 387)
Places East Africa, Zanzibar (pp33, 67-76, 293, 304), Mozambique (p42), Arabia, Persia, Iran (pp34, 292), Seychelles, Aden (p64), Zambezi, Zambesi (pp69, 78), Quillimane (pp78-79)
Topics novel, fiction, children's literature, adventure, illustrations (pp96, 113, 222, 265, 338), contents (pv), slavery, trade, slave trade, abolition, anti-slavery, Church Missionary Society (piv), liat sea (pp1-7), law, death of British seaman due to lack of safety legislation, status of seaman (p4), ship wreck (pp8-9), indigenous peoples (pp8, 9, 129, 149, 165-181, 322), dress (pp9, 10, 166, 193), appearance (pp19-20, 166), mixed-race (pp10, 25), ivory (pp13, 29), climate (pp14-15, 67-68), health and disease of slaves (pp26-27, 34, 48, 56, 65, 118-121, 264, 359, 371, 379-381), torture (p48), forced march (pp26, 264, 359), whipping (pp48, 121, 135, 359), Portuguese empire (pp29, 33, 42, 46, 152, 279, 387-390), gender, status of women (p30), British attempts to free slaves (pp33, 35, 39-40, 42, 61, 63-64, 267, 383, 389), love (p36), kidnapping (pp50, 123, 158), conditions on slave ships (pp56, 378-382), cost and sale price of slaves (pp64, 371), barter (p70), slave market (pp71-74), removal of child from mother (p74), marriage (p84), Makololo (p86), natural history (pp88, 96-105, 107-116, 145, 146, 206), monkey (pp100-104), crocodile (pp146-147, 217), fear of slave rebellion (p120), meeting with tribal chief (pp129, 149), murder (pp150-151, 277), crime and punishment (pp151-152, 182), tribal conflict incited by slave trade (pp153,158), comparison between European and African emotions (p162), observation of an African Chief (pp166-169), comparison between European and African character and culture (pp166-169, 191-195), equality (p193), African domesticity (pp173-181), children (p176), blacksmith (p177), entertainment (p179), sale of criminals and vulnerable as slaves (p182), big game, hunting (pp206-228, 247), polygamy (p241), colonial conflict (p268), economic and humanitarian argument against slavery (pp307-308), sensibility (p340), Christianity (p389)
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