African Voices on Slavery and the Slave Trade: Volume 1, The Sources

African Voices on Slavery and the Slave Trade: Volume 1, The Sources

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ISBN-13: 9780521145268
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 12/21/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 585
Product dimensions: 7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Alice Bellagamba is an Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology and African Studies at the University of Milan, Bicocca. She is the author of Ethnographie, histoire et colonialism en Gambie (2002), L'Africa e la stregoneria: Saggio di antropologia storica (2008) and co-editor of Beside the State: Emergent Powers in Contemporary Africa (with Georg Klute, 2008). She has extensive fieldwork experience in the Senegambia and since 2000 she has directed MEBAO, a network of Italian and African scholars working on historical memory and heritage in West Africa. In 2004�, she was Alexander Humboldt Fellow at the University of Bayreuth and in 2011�2 a EURIAS Senior Fellow at the Institute of Advanced Studies of Berlin.

Sandra E. Greene is a Professor of African History at Cornell University, New York. She has served as President and Vice-President of the African Studies Association. Greene has written three books: West African Narratives of Slavery: Texts from Late Nineteenth- and Early Twentieth-Century Ghana (2011); Sacred Sites and the Colonial Encounter: A History of Meaning and Memory in Ghana (2002), which was a finalist for the 2003 Herskovits Award; and Gender, Ethnicity and Social Change on the Upper Slave Coast: A History of the Anlo-Ewe (1996), which earned an Honorable Mention from the 1997 Herskovits Award Committee.

Martin A. Klein is currently Professor Emeritus in the Department of History at the University of Toronto. Klein has taught African history for 34 years. He has served as President of both the African Studies Association (ASA) and the Canadian Association of African Studies. He has written or edited several books, including Historical Dictionary of Slavery and Abolition (2002); Slavery and Colonial Rule in Africa (Cambridge, 1998), edited with Suzanne Miers; Breaking the Chains: Slavery, Bondage, and Emancipation in Modern Africa and Asia (1993); and Women and Slavery in Africa (1983), edited with Claire C. Robertson. His book Slavery and Colonial Rule in French West Africa earned an Honorable Mention from the Herskovits Award Committee. In 2001, Klein was awarded the ASA's Distinguished Africanist Award. He also edits Cambridge University Press's New Perspectives in African History series.

Table of Contents

Part I. Oral Traditions, Historical Tales, and Interviews; Part II. Songs, Prayers, Proverbs, and Material Culture; Part III. Written Accounts by African Authors; Part IV. European Travelers' Accounts; Part V. Colonial Reports and Documents; Part VI. Voices of Slaves in the Courtroom; Part VII. Missionary Records; Part VIII. Islamic Sources; Part IX. Contemporary African Societies and the Legacy of Slavery.

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