Starvation and the State

Famine, Slavery, and Power in Sudan, 1883–1956

  • Authors
  • Steven Serels

Part of the Palgrave Series in Indian Ocean World Studies book series (IOWS)

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Sudan has historically suffered devastating famines that have powerfully reshaped its society. This study shows that food crises were the result of exploitative processes that transferred resources to a small group of beneficiaries, including British imperial agents and indigenous elites who went on to control the Sudanese state at independence.


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  • Copyright Information Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc. 2013
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, New York
  • eBook Packages Palgrave History Collection
  • Print ISBN 978-1-349-48070-8
  • Online ISBN 978-1-137-38387-7
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