Scholars who work on English slave narratives written by those who were held in bondage in Morocco need to contextualize these narratives in relation to the history of Moroccan imperialism in sub-Saharan Africa and to the wide-spread Moroccan enslavement of black Africans. This contextualization will lead to a fuller understanding of English slave narratives, especially the way they depict often hostile relationships between white European and black African slaves. This methodology also allows for a fuller appreciation of the ways that slave masters often divide their bondsmen into separate racial groups and encourage hostile relations between them. In this light, English slave narratives have much to tell us about these inter-slave hostilities and the effectiveness of slave management practices in the early-modern world.


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