Episode 32: Africa and the Indian Ocean

alpers_2009bookcoverHistorian Ned Alpers (UCLA) on changing trends in Indian Ocean history and Africa’s centrality within it. Drawing from over three decades of research and a recently published book, Alpers discusses east African views of the Indian Ocean; slavery and the slave trade; resistance and agency.  He concludes by reflecting on the  daunting challenges and exciting opportunities facing Indian Ocean historians today. With guest host Laura Fair.

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