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On Becoming a British Lake: Piracy, Slaving, and British Imperialism in the Indian Ocean during the First Half of the Nineteenth Century

Edward A. Alpers

in Indian Ocean Slavery in the Age of Abolition

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
May 2014
ISBN:
9780300163872
eISBN:
9780300166460
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300163872.003.0003
Subject:
History, World Modern History

Chapter 3 shows how the Indian Ocean became a “British Lake” and how that imperial transformation affected trade and geo-politics, particularly piracy and slave trading. It describes competing ... More


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