Slave Factor in the Development of Bida Emirate: 1857-1900
Growth and development in the socio-cultural, political and economic activities in different societies of the world created a considerable gap and stratification among and between people. The societies thus came to be divided between the rich and the poor, the rulers and the ruled or the learned and not which made people to enter into definite relations at different level. This led to the development of institution of slavery to satisfy ones needs across the world. In Nupe land, as in some other societies of the world, the institution predates 19th century emirate period. However, the paper is concerned with the institution of slavery and its impact on the emirate of Bida. The paper using content analysis concluded that slave factor played significant role in the 19th century development of the emirate
Key Words: Slave, Slavery, Development, Bida Emirate.
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