The Study of Slavery in Nineteenth-century Egypt, Sudan, and the Ottoman Mediterranean
The centrality of slavery in U.S. history and of race in American culture drives scholarly research in these subjects in the American field. The slave trade to Egypt and the Ottoman Mediterranean ended more than a century ago, and narratives by former slaves comparable to those in North America have yet to be recovered. Notions that may be described as “racial” were constructed differently than in the Americas as a result of historical differences. The relatively small proportions of the slave populations in Egypt and other Ottoman successor states also suggests why slavery does not loom as large in their collective memories as it does in the Americas. National historiography projects the nation backward in time, along with its presumed unity and uniformity.
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