How the international slave trade underdeveloped Africa

The Journal of Economic History Vol/Iss. 82(2) Cambridge University Press Published In Pages: 403-441
By Whatley, Warren


The international slave trade will be positively correlated with the spread of slavery in Africa.


Patrilineal descent control was negatively correlated with the custom of slavery. Jurisdictional hierarchy beyond the local community showed positive correlations with the custom of slavery.


Test NameSupportSignificanceCoefficientTail
Ordinary least squares regressionSupportedp< .01UNKNOWNUNKNOWN


Variable NameVariable Type OCM Term(s)
International slave tradeIndependentSlavery
Spread of slavery in AfricaDependentSlavery