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John Hunwick (2003)

Arab Views of Black Africans and Slavery

In: Collective Degradation: Slavery and the Construction of Race; Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Gilder Lehrman Center International Conference at Yale University, November 7-8, 2003, The Gilder Lehrman Center, New Haven.

Black Africans were the earliest type of slave known to Arabs, and were the latest imported into the Arab-Islamic Middle East. However, Arabs had no grounds for assuming that all black people were justifiably to be seen as slaves. The only enslaveable persons were those defeated in battle against Muslims. Such teachings, however, did not fully influence Arab minds over their views of black Africans.

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