Abolitionists Abroad / Edition 1

Abolitionists Abroad / Edition 1

by Lamin O. Sanneh
     
 

In 1792, nearly 1,200 freed American slaves crossed the Atlantic and established in Freetown, West Africa, a community dedicated to anti-slavery and opposed to the African chieftain hierarchy that was tied to slavery. Lamin Sanneh's engrossing book narrates this story of freed slaves who set out to establish communities that would be havens for ex-slaves and an… See more details below

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In 1792, nearly 1,200 freed American slaves crossed the Atlantic and established in Freetown, West Africa, a community dedicated to anti-slavery and opposed to the African chieftain hierarchy that was tied to slavery. Lamin Sanneh's engrossing book narrates this story of freed slaves who set out to establish communities that would be havens for ex-slaves and an example to the rest of Africa. Tracking this potent African American anti-slavery and democratizing movement through the nineteenth century, Lamin Sanneh recounts a crucial development in the history of West Africa.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674007185
Publisher:
Harvard University Press
Publication date:
11/05/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
0.67(w) x 6.00(h) x 9.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

The Transatlantic Corridor

Antislavery

Establishment Structures

Antistructure

The American Factor

The Frame of Interpretation

Historiography

1. The American Slave Corridor and the New African Potential

The Historical Significance of Olaudah Equiano

Antislavery and Black Loyalists in the American Revolution

The Black Poor in London

The Sierra Leone Resettlement Plan

Antislavery and Early Colonization in America

Thomas Peters: Moving Antislavery to Africa

Freedom and the Evangelical Convergence

Upsetting the Natural Order

New Light Religion:Pushing at the Boundaries

2. "A Plantation of Religion" and the Enterprise Culture in Africa

Antislavery and Antistructure

David George

Moses Wilkinson

The Countess of Huntingdon's Connexion

Paul Cuffee

The Voluntarist Impulse

Christianity and Antinomianism

3. Abolition and the Cause of Recaptive Africans

Sir Charles MacCarthy:Christendom Revisited

Recaptives and the New Society

The Example of Samuel Ajayi Crowther

The Strange Career of John Ezzidio

4.The Niger Expedition, Missionary Imperatives, and African Ferment Change in the Old Order

Recaptives and the New Middle Class: Brokers or Collaborators?

Thomas Jefferson Bowen and the Manifest Middle Class

Crowther and the Niger Expedition

The Niger Mission Resumed

Antislavery and Its New Friends

The Native Pastorate and Its Nemesis

Martin Delany: Anatomy of a Cause

Debacle

Reaction and Resistance

5. American Colonization and the Founding of Liberia Colonization Sentiments

Commercial Motives: Purse and Principle

The Humanitarian Motive and the Evangelical Impulse

Colonization without Empire: America 's Spiritual Kingdom

Colonization before Antislavery: Mission of Inquiry

African Resettlement: Fact and Fiction

The Founding of Liberia: Privatization of Public Responsibility

Lott Carey and Liberia

Expansion and Exclusion

Black Ideology

Conclusion Antislavery

Antistructure

The American Factor

Crowther, the CMS, and Evangelical Religion

Colonialism, Christendom, and the Impact of Antistructure New World Lessons

Notes

Sources

Index

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