The bondsman’s new clothes: The contradictory consciousness of slave resistance on the swahili coast

Jonathon P Glassman*

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Abstract

There exists a scholastic and academic historico-political outlook which sees as real and worthwhile only such movements of revolt as are one hundred per cent conscious, that is, movements that are governed by plans worked out in advance in line with abstract theory. But reality produces a wealth of the most bizarre combinations. It is up to the theoretician to unravel these in order to discover fresh proof of his theory, to ‘translate’ into theoretical language the elements of historical life.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)277-312
Number of pages36
JournalThe Journal of African History
Volume32
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

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