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Title Slavery and its legacy in Ghana and the diaspora / edited by Rebecca Shumway and Trevor R. Getz.

Publication Info. London : Bloomsbury Academic, 2017.

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Description 1 online resource (vi, 264 pages) : illustrations, maps
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Ghana and the transatlantic slave trade / Rebecca Shumway -- "Tied up" : slave relics in traditional political leadership in Burugu, Northern Ghana / Samuel Aniegye Ntewusu -- "Earth from a dead Negro's grave" : ritual technologies and mortuary realms in the eighteenth-century Gold Coast diaspora / Walter C. Rucker -- Anti-slavery in nineteenth century Fanteland / Rebecca Shumway -- The claims wives made : slavery and marriage in the late-nineteenth-century Gold Coast colony and protectorate / Trevor R. Getz -- Signs of an African emancipation? Slavery and its resolution in the reports (1868-1900) of a Ghanaian pastor-Kofi Theophilus Opoku / Paul Jenkins -- An African abolitionist on the Gold Coast : the case of Francis P. Fearon / Steffen Runkel -- Slavery and the slave trade : a shared history or shared heritage? / Wilhelmina J. Donkoh -- The legacy of indigenous slavery in Ghana / Akosua Adoma Perbi -- Charged memories : the slave trade in contemporary political discourse / Bayo Holsey.
Summary "Ghana--for all its notable strides toward more egalitarian political and social systems in the past 60 years--remains a nation plagued with inequalities stemming from its long history of slavery and slave trading. The work assembled in this collection explores the history of slavery in Ghana and its legacy for both Ghana and the descendants of people sold as slaves from the "Gold Coast" in the era of the transatlantic slave trade. The volume is structured to reflect four overlapping areas of investigation: the changing nature of slavery in Ghana, including the ways in which enslaved people have been integrated into or excluded from kinship systems, social institutions, politics, and the workforce over time; the long-standing connections forged between Ghana and the Americas and Europe through the transatlantic trading system and the forced migration of enslaved people; the development of indigenous and transnational anti-slavery ideologies; and the legacy of slavery and its ongoing reverberations in Ghanaian and diasporic society Bringing together key scholars from Ghana, Europe and the USA who introduce new sources, frames and methodologies including heritage, gender, critical race, and culture studies, and drawing on archival documents and oral histories, Slavery and Its Legacy in Ghana and the Diaspora will be of great interest to scholars and students of comparative slavery, abolition and West African history."--Bloomsbury Publishing.
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Subject Slavery -- Ghana -- History.
Slave trade -- Ghana -- History.
African diaspora.
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books.
Added Author Shumway, Rebecca, editor.
Getz, Trevor R., editor.
Other Form: Print version: Slavery and its legacy in Ghana and the diaspora. London : Bloomsbury Academic, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2017 1474256635 9781474256636 (OCoLC)961002052
ISBN 9781474256650 (electronic book)
1474256651 (electronic book)
9781474256643 (electronic book)
1474256643 (electronic book)