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Capitalism and Cloves: An Archaeology of Plantation Life on by Sarah K. Croucher

By Sarah K. Croucher

This learn of nineteenth-century clove plantations on Zanzibar offers a major contribution to debates in international ancient archaeology. Broadening plantation archaeology past the Atlantic international, this paintings addresses plantations run by means of Omani Arab colonial rulers of Zanzibar. Drawing on archaeological and old facts, this publication argues for the necessity to research non-Western contexts of colonialism and capitalism as coeval with these within the North Atlantic international. This paintings explores subject matters of capitalism, colonialism, plantation landscapes, African Diaspora groups, gender and sexuality, in the community produced and imported items in ancient contexts, and Islamic historic archaeology.

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As I outlined in the introduction, the nineteenth-century sits securely within global comparative 36 2 Why Clove Plantations: East African Archaeology, History, and Anthropology analytical frameworks of historical archaeology. But something important happens in terms of scholarship when one reaches the period of Portuguese connections with Eastern Africa. A clear break in Swahili history is generally assumed to have occurred with the voyage of Vasco da Gama around the Cape of Good Hope in 1497.

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