Abina and the Important Men

A Graphic History

av Trevor R Getz  (häftad, 2012)

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Abina and the Important Men (häftad)
  • Häftad (paperback)
  • Språk: Engelska
  • Antal sidor: 208
  • Utg.datum: 2012-02-16
  • Förlag: OUP USA
  • Medarbetare: Clarke, Liz
  • Illustrationer: illustrations
  • Dimensioner: 260 x 184 x 12 mm
  • Vikt: 589 g
  • Antal komponenter: 1
  • ISBN: 9780199844395

Fler böcker av Trevor R Getz

African Voices of the Global Past (häftad)
Slavery and Reform in West Africa (häftad)
Exchanges: Pearson New International Edition (häftad)

African Voices of the Global Past

Trevor R Getz

Slavery and Reform in West Africa

Trevor R Getz

Exchanges: Pearson New International Edition

Trevor R Getz

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<br>"This is a universal story of deception and truth that will appeal to anyone who has sought greater independence from the obligations of family, employer, or government."--Abena Dove Osseo-Asare, University of California, Berkeley <br><p><br>"The young Abina Mansah lost her 1876 suit for freedom, but her voice still resounds in the transcript of her testimony. From that dusty transcript, Trevor Getz brings her struggle graphically to life. He beautifully surrounds her sad tale with resources showing its links within West Africa and beyond. Through Getz and in the engaging images of Liz Clarke, Abina affirms the mark that each person can make on the world."--Patrick Manning, University of Pittsburgh <br><p><br>"Trevor Getz has pushed the envelope of Africanist scholarship. With Abina and the Important Men he offers unique insight into such contentious topics as personhood, gender, slavery, and colonialism. Along the way, he provides teachers and readers with a powerful tool for inve

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<br>Trevor R. Getz is Professor of History at San Francisco State University. He is the author of Modern Imperialism and Colonialism: A Global Perspective (2010) and Slavery and Reform in West Africa (2004). He is also the editor for the new Oxford University Press series, African World Histories, the first volumes of which will appear in 2012. <br>Liz Clarke is a professional artist and graphic designer based in Cape Town, South Africa.<br>


Table of Contents Part I: The graphic history Part II: The transcript Part III: Historical context The Gold Coast, c.1876 The British Civilizing Mission The Civilizing Mission in the Gold Coast Slavery in the Gold Coast The Atlantic Slave Trade and Abolition Abina Mansah and the Important Men Part IV: Reading guide Whose Story is This? Level One: A staircase of voices Level 2: Silences Level 3: Representation and Translation Is this a <"true>" story? Level 1: Reconstructing Abina's story Level 2: Deconstructing the courtroom transcript Level 3: Reconstructing Abina's <"truths>" or constructing our own? Is this <"authentic>" history? Level 1: Local forms of history-telling Level 2: The personal and the collective authentic Level 3: History as a forum or a temple Part IV: Abina in the classroom Abina for the world history classroom Abina for the African history/African studies classroom Abina and colonialism Abina and the history of slavery Gendering Abina's story Reading questions Introductory questions, for students at all levels Questions for students at the university or college level Additional questions for advanced undergraduate and graduate students Timeline of Events Further Resources Abina Mansah Slavery and Abolition on the Gold Coast About Colonialism and the Gold Coast General histories of Africa Imperialism and Colonialism Gender and African History Web Resources Glossary List of maps and images 1) Location of Gold Coast, 16th-18th century 2) Language distribution in Ghana today 3) Asante c. 1700 4) Asante and the Gold Coast in the 1870s, showing sites of Abina Mansah's enslavement 5) Page of transcript from Regina v. Quamina Eddoo Further readings

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