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Transatlantic Africa: 1440-1888 - African World Histories (Paperback)
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Transatlantic Africa: 1440-1888 - African World Histories (Paperback)

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Paperback 176 Pages / Published: 10/07/2014
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Transatlantic Africa: 1440-1888 offers an African-centric interpretation of the Atlantic slave trade. Based on careful reading of Africans' oral histories and traditions, written documents, and visual evidence, the book focuses not on the mechanics or operation of the Atlantic slaving system, but rather on the beliefs, ideas, and worldviews of the Africans who experienced it. It examines the internal workings of African societies and their members at various strata in the transatlantic era, strongly emphasizing the global context and the multiplicity of African experiences during that period, and interpreting the process of transatlantic slaving and its consequences through largely African and diasporic primary sources. By integrating Africans' viewpoints with critical interpretations, Transatlantic Africa: 1440-1888 balances intellectual rigor with broad accessibility, helping students to think about the Atlantic slave trade from a new perspective.

Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780199764877
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 212 g
Dimensions: 210 x 142 x 10 mm


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"This is an important work. The author has assembled an impressive array of documentary evidence that offers a new analytical lens with which to consider the Atlantic slave trade. By examining the perspectives of Africans and their discourse on the transatlantic system, it is an ideal text for courses on world history, the Atlantic World, or slavery in Africa."--Hilary Jones, Florida International University


"Transatlantic Africa: 1440-1888 presents new perspectives in the study of the complex historical development of the African diaspora. This volume will be of benefit to scholars as well as students interested in understanding the influence of the African diaspora in world history."--Ibrahim Hamza, Virginia Commonwealth University




"This is an important work. The author has assembled an impressive array of documentary evidence that offers a new analytical lens with which to consider the Atlantic slave trade. By examining the perspectives of Africans and their discourse on the transatlantic system, it is an ideal text for courses on world history, the Atlantic World, or slavery in Africa."--Hilary Jones, Florida International University


"Transatlantic Africa: 1440-1888 presents new perspectives in the study of the complex historical development of the African diaspora. This volume will be of benefit to scholars as well as students interested in understanding the influence of the African diaspora in world history."--Ibrahim Hamza, Virginia Commonwealth University


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