Slaves of One Master
Globalization and Slavery in Arabia in the Age of Empire
Imprint: Yale University Press
Hopper’s book links the personal stories of enslaved Africans to the impersonal global commodity chains their labor enabled, demonstrating how the growing demand for workers created by a global demand for Persian Gulf products compelled the enslavement of these people and their transportation to eastern Arabia. His provocative and deeply researched history fills a salient gap in the literature on the African diaspora.
Finalist for the 2016 Frederick Douglass Book Prize, given by the Gilder Lehrman Center for the Study of Slavery, Resistance, and Abolition.~Frederick Douglass Book Prize, Gilder Lehrman Center