Table of contents
Francoise Verges: Foreword
Alicia Schrikker and Nira Wickramasinghe: Introduction: enslaved in the Indian Ocean, 1700–1850
Part I Entwined histories: enslavement, indenture, emancipation
Yvette Christianse: At Sea in the Archive: Slavery, Indenture, and the Indian Ocean.
Marina Carter: Slavery, Ethnicity and Identity in the Eighteenth century Isle de France.
Pamela Scully: Rituals of Rule: Infanticide and the Humanitarian Sentiment.
Paul Bijl: Writing Human Equality: The Figure of the “Friend-Reader” in Wange van Balie’s
Memories of the Courses of Life.
Part II Narrating through the archive: mobility, relations, emotions
Herman Tieken: Small-scale slave trade between Ceylon and the Cape from 1728 to 1737.
Alexander Geelen, Bram van den Hout, Merve Tosun, Mike de Windt, Matthias van Rossum: Between markets and chains. An exploration of enslaved experiences, mobility and control in
eighteenth century Southwest India.
Kate Ekama: Connected lives in Colombo: Kinship, commercial and criminal ties between enslaved and free people in a VOC port city
Lodewijk Wagenaar: Boenga van Johor, ‘My forced journey from Batavia to the Cape of Good Hope.
Part III: Memories, representations
Annemarieke van der Wal: Slave Songs at the Cape: Diaspora Memory and Creolization in Colonial South Africa
Sarah Longair: The materiality of Indian Ocean slavery: the challenges of presence and absence
Guno Jones: The Shadows of (Public) Recognition: Transatlantic Slavery and Indian Ocean
Slavery in Dutch Historiography and Public Culture
Robert Ross: Afterword