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Book
xix, 217 pages : color illustrations, color maps, portraits ; 26 cm
  • CONTENTS -- Maps and Figures xiii -- Letter to the Reader xv -- Acknowledgments xvii -- A Note on Ghanaian Ideograms xix -- PART I -- THE GRAPHIC HISTORY 1 -- Chapter 1: Abina Awakes 3 -- Chapter 2: The Breaking of the Beads 15 -- Chapter 3: The Truth 25 -- Chapter 4: Life at Quamina Eddoo's House 39 -- Chapter 5: He Did Nothing Good for Me 53 -- Chapter 6: Abina Silenced, Abina Redeemed 65 -- PART II -- THE TRANSCRIPT 81 -- The Testimony of Abina Mansah ? -- The Testimony of Eccoah Coom ? -- The Testimony of Adjuah N'Yamiweh ? -- The Testimony of Yowahwah ? -- PART III -- HISTORICAL CONTEXT 95 -- The Gold Coast, ca. 1876 99 -- The British Civilizing Mission 104 -- The Civilizing Mission in the Gold Coast 105 -- Slavery in the Gold Coast 106 -- The Atlantic Slave Trade and Abolition 107 -- Abina Mansah and the Important Men 109 -- PART IV -- READING GUIDE 113 -- Whose Story Is This? 116 -- Is This a "True" Story? 122 -- Is This "Authentic" History? 130 -- PART V -- ENGAGING ABINA 139 -- Gendering Abina 141 -- Was Abina a slave? 144 -- Sandra Greene, "Who was Abina Mansah?" 145 -- Kwasi Konadu, "Was Abina Mansah a 'Slave'?" 146 -- Antoinette Burton, "Sex and Slavery in the 1876 Case of Abina Mansah" 147 -- Reading Questions 149 -- Introductory Questions, for Students at All Levels 149 -- Questions for Students at the University or College Level 150 -- Additional Questions for Advanced Undergraduate and Graduate Students 152 -- Timeline 155 -- Further Resources 159 -- Abina Mansah 159 -- Slavery and Abolition on the Gold Coast 160 -- About Colonialism and the Gold Coast 161 -- General Histories of Africa 162 -- Imperialism and Colonialism 162 -- Gender and African History 163 -- Web Resources 164 -- Preliminary Sketches 165 -- Glossary 175.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190238742 20160618
Winner of the James Harvey Robinson Prize from the American Historical Association, and widely acclaimed by educators and students, Abina and the Important Men, 2e is a compelling and powerfully illustrated "graphic history" based on an 1876 court transcript of a West African woman named Abina, who was wrongfully enslaved and took her case to court. The book is a microhistory that does much more than simply depict an event in the past; it uses the power of illustration to convey important themes in world history and to reveal the processes by which history is made. The story of Abina Mansah-a woman "without history" who was wrongfully enslaved, escaped to British-controlled territory, and then took her former master to court-takes place in the complex world of the Gold Coast at the onset of late nineteenth-century colonialism. Slavery becomes a contested ground, as cultural practices collide with an emerging wage economy and British officials turn a blind eye to the presence of underpaid domestic workers in the households of African merchants. The main scenes of the story take place in the courtroom, where Abina strives to convince a series of "important men"-a British judge, two Euro-African attorneys, a wealthy African country "gentleman, " and a jury of local leaders-that her rights matter. "Am I free?" Abina inquires. Throughout both the court case and the flashbacks that dramatically depict her life in servitude, these men strive to "silence" Abina and to impose their own understandings and meanings upon her. The story seems to conclude with the short-term success of the "important men, " as Abina loses her case. But it doesn't end there: Abina is eventually redeemed. Her testimony is uncovered in the dusty archives by Trevor Getz and, through Liz Clarke's illustrations, becomes a graphic history read by people around the world. In this way, the reader takes an active part in the story along with the illustrator, the author, and Abina herself. Following the graphic history in Part I, Parts II-V provide detailed historical context for the story, a reading guide that reconstructs and deconstructs the methods used to interpret the story, and strategies for using Abina in various classroom settings. This edition adds crucial value to Abina's story and the reader's experience. These include: - new, additional testimony uncovered in the National Archives of Ghana - a gender-rich section in Part V that explores the Abina's life and narrative as a woman, focusing on such important themes as the relationship between slavery and gender in pre-colonial Akan society, the role of marriage in Abina's experience and motives, colonial paternalism, and the meaning of cloth and beads in her story. - a forum on the question of whether Abina was a slave with contributions by three senior scholars working from different perspectives: Sandra Greene, Antoinette Burton, and Kwasi Konadu .
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780190238742 20160618
Green Library
HISTORY-145B-01, HISTORY-45B-01
Book
xxxiii, 216 p. ; 22 cm.
This collection of Biko's writings is a testament to the passion and insight that made him one of the most powerful figures in South Africa's struggle against apartheid. The selection contains writings from 1969 to 1972 while Biko was president of the South African Students' Organization.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780226048970 20160528
Green Library
HISTORY-145B-01, HISTORY-45B-01
Book
xix, 272 p. ; 23 cm.
  • Contents: Foreword-- Overture-- The Birth-- Diagaramba-- First Confrontation-- The Beginning of a Career-- Where the Calamities of Some...-- The Storm Breaks-- The Count's Messenger-- The Trial-- The Donkey Who Drank Honey-- Romo's Son and Beautiful Pugubila-- The Death of a Great Chief and What Came Out of It-- The Ambush-- The Calamitous Bird's Eggs-- A Cumbersome Turban-- Where Each Gets His Due-- The Dream of the Fulbe Shepherdess-- Pretty Much in the Lion's Jaws-- Where Wangrin is Off Once Again to a Good Start-- A Profitable Pledge-- The Reconversion-- An Elephant's Tale-- A Disquieting Arrival-- Pretty Doe of the Markets-- Two Birds with One Stone-- A Narrow Escape-- ... In Which Romo Keeps His Promise...and Wangrin His-- A Souvenir That Bears Wangrin's Trademark-- First Warning: The Hausa Geomancer-- Madame White-White-- Second and Third Warnings: A Fatal Oversight and the Sacred Python-- Madame "Good Offices"-- The Irreparable Loss-- Last Warning: The Dove with a Black Ring Circling Half Her Neck-- Philosopher Tramp-- The Three Bloods and Death-- Adieu.
  • (source: Nielsen Book Data)9780253212269 20160528
The first thing to be said about Wangrin is that he is a rogue. Whatever forces, traditional or colonial, that shaped him, he is, above all, a very human rogue. He is also an operator, working both the colonial French and his own people. He is funny, outrageous, corrupt, traditional, and memorable. If Wangrin is a representative character at a time of transition, B 's book also bridges the chasm between oral and written literature. Many of the stories about Wangrin are drawn from oral sources, but in the hands of the gifted veteran Malian scholar and writer these materials become transformed through the power of artistic imagination and license."The Fortunes of Wangrin" is generally considered to be the greatest testimony of the impact of the colonial system on local populations during the period of the establishments of French rule in the Sahelian region of West Africa. The book won the Grand Prix Litteraire de l'Afrique Noire on its publication in French in 1976 and is now recognized as a classic in francophone African literature. 'Where did Wangrin come from?' 'Wangrin was born in a country both ancient and mysterious, a country where rain and wind, in the service of the gods, gnashed the mountainside with their invisible and useless teeth, creating in the process a flat and monotonous surface...' - from the Overture.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780253212269 20160528
Green Library
HISTORY-145B-01, HISTORY-45B-01

4. God's bits of wood [1986 - ]

Book
245 p. : ill. ; 19 cm.
Green Library
HISTORY-145B-01, HISTORY-45B-01

5. No longer at ease [1960]

Book
159 p. ; 18 cm.
Green Library
HISTORY-145B-01, HISTORY-45B-01