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Pakeha Slaves, Maori Masters: The forgotten story of New Zealand's White Slaves

Pakeha Slaves, Maori Masters: The forgotten story of New Zealand's White Slaves (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Bentley, Trevor

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Slavery in the popular imagination has always been associated with the enslavement of Africans, and with good reason. Slavery however, is universal and not something that only white people did to black people. Throughout history, slavery has been practiced in many different forms... and Maori slavery readily fits definitions of slavery elsewhere in world. This book discusses Pakeha (European) vassals or demi-slaves. Its main focus is the Europeans who lived and sometimes died as slaves in tribal New Zealand between the 1790s and 1880s. It examines when, where, why and how Maori obtained these slaves and the types of Europeans seized. It explores the diverse slave roles performed by white slaves, their sale prices and the immediate and long term physical and psychological effects of their servitude. Using published histories by hapu and iwi historians and writings on customary law by Maori scholars, captivity narratives by returned Pakeha slaves, and contemporary accounts about white slaves in newspapers, journals, letters and logs historian Trevor Bentley paints a vivid picture of the interaction between Maori and Pakeha and life in the early days of the colony.
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ISBN 9781869665227
Published NZ 1 May 2019
Publisher New Holland Publishers
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
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ISBN-13 9781869665227
Stock Available
Status In-stock at publisher; ships 7-14 working days
Publisher New Holland Publishers
Imprint New Holland Publishers (NZ) Ltd
Published 1 May 2019
Publication Country New Zealand New Zealand
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Bentley, Trevor
Category History
Australasian & Pacific History
Australasian & Pacific history: c 1750 to c 1900
History of Specific Subjects
Slavery & Emancipation
NZ, Maori & Pasifika
Number of Pages 240
Dimensions Width: 150mm
Height: 210mm
Dewey Code 993.01
Weight Not specified - defaults to 600g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Slavery - History - 19th century - New Zealand, Maori New Zealand people - History - 19th century, Maori New Zealand people - Social conditions - 19th century, Maori New Zealand people, Maori New Zealand people - Social conditions
NBS Text Regional History
ONIX Text General/trade