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Thomas F. McDow

Thomas F. McDow is an assistant professor of history at Ohio State University. He teaches courses on the history of Africa, the Indian Ocean, and the world.

Listed in: Eastern Africa · African Studies · Indian Ocean Studies · Human Geography · Social History · 19th century · Middle East

Finalist for the Bethwell A. Ogot Book Prize for best book in East African studies.
Cover of 'Buying Time'

Buying Time
Debt and Mobility in the Western Indian Ocean
By Thomas F. McDow

Thomas F. McDow synthesizes Indian Ocean, Middle Eastern, and East African studies to explain how in the nineteenth century, credit, mobility, and kinship knit together a vast interconnected Indian Ocean region. McDow’s new historical analysis of the Indian Ocean reveals roles of previously invisible people.

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