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Race and Slavery in the Middle EastHistories of Trans-Saharan Africans in 19th-Century Egypt, Sudan, and
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Terence Walz and Kenneth M. Cuno

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9789774163982

Published to Cairo Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5743/cairo/9789774163982.001.0001

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African Slaves in Nineteenth-Century Rural Egypt

African Slaves in Nineteenth-Century Rural Egypt

A Preliminary Assessment

(p.77) 3 African Slaves in Nineteenth-Century Rural Egypt
Race and Slavery in the Middle East

Terence Walz

Kenneth M. Cuno

American University in Cairo Press

Historians have given comparatively more attention to the mamluk and harem slaves of the elite, who often were “white”. Slave labor was used on the privileged estates of the ruling class, especially the sugar plantations of Khedive Ismail, and slaves operated water pumps in Isna province into the last quarter of the century. Slaves were part of their masters' households. Masters saw to the marriage of their slaves, though at a later time in the slaves' lives than was the norm in village society. Some male slaves were married to free Egyptian women, even though that appears to have contravened the rule of status suitability (kafa'a) in marriage.

Keywords:   mamluk, plantations, estates, Isna, village society

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