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Work-in-Progress Session: “Land, Slaves, and Textiles: Understanding African Women’s Access to Property in 19th-Century Angola”

Thu
Apr
13

Mariana Candido, Kellogg Institute Faculty Fellow 
“Land, Slaves, and Textiles: Understanding African Women’s Access to Property in 19th-Century Angola”

This study explores how African women invested in people and property as the transatlantic slave trade came to an end and as the growth of so-called “legitimate commerce” occurred in Benguela and its interior. In the process, African women achieved new social and economic positions in the colonial setting, accumulating dependents and wealth, and altering notions of land access and rights in landed property.

Work-in-progress sessions are designed to generate in-depth discussion of new scholarly work. For the pre-circulated paper and to attend, register with kievents@nd.edu.

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