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The Transformation of an Island Queen: Queen Béti of Madagascar

Jane Hooper

Jane Hooper received her PhD from Emory University, Atlanta, in 2010 and she is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of History and Art History at George Mason University, Fairfax, Virginia. Her book Feeding Globalization: Madagascar and the Provisioning Trade, 1600–1800 was published in 2017 by Ohio University Press as part of its Indian Ocean Studies series. She has also written articles about pirates, the slave trade from the Indian Ocean to the Americas, and teaching the trans-Atlantic slave trade. She is currently studying American commerce and whaling in the Indian Ocean during the first half of the nineteenth century. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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A Companion to Global Queenship

Arc Humanities Press, 2018


...In 1750 a French vessel anchored off the east coast of Madagascar.Portions of this chapter were presented at the 2015 African Studies Association meeting as part of two panels on “Women and Trade on the African Coast.” The author wishes...