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Abina and the Important Men

Abina and the Important Men Book
Author : Trevor R. Getz,Liz Clarke
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2015-06-01
ISBN : 0190238747
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Winner of the James Harvey Robinson Prize from the American Historical Association--and widely acclaimed by educators and students--Abina and the Important Men, Second Edition, 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, and a jury of local leaders--that her experiences and perceptions matter. "Am I free?" Abina inquires. Throughout both the court case and the flashbacks that dramatically depict her life in servitude, both the defendants and members of the court 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 second edition features a new gender-rich section, Part V: Engaging Abina, which explores 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, colonial paternalism, and the meaning of cloth and beads in her story, this section also includes a debate on whether or not Abina was a slave, with contributions by three award-winning scholars--Antoinette Burton, Sandra Greene, and Kwasi Konadu--each working from different perspectives. The second edition includes new, additional testimony that was rediscovered in the National Archives of Ghana, which is also reflected in the graphic history section.

Abina and the Important Men

Abina and the Important Men Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2021-05-14
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Based on an award-winning graphic novel, this is the powerful yet little-known story of story of Abina Mansah. Enslaved by a wealthy planter in Africa's Gold Coast (modern day Ghana), she successfully fought for justice and freedom in the region's colonial legal system.. Winner of Best Feature at the Montreal International Animation Film Festival ANIMAZE.

The Oxford Handbook of Comic Book Studies

The Oxford Handbook of Comic Book Studies Book
Author : Frederick Luis Aldama
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2020
ISBN : 0190917946
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Oxford Handbook of Comic Book Studies examines the history and evolution of the visual narrative genre from a global perspective. The Handbook brings together readable, jargon-free essays written by established and emerging scholars from diverse geographic, institutional, gender, and national backgrounds.

Slavery and its Legacy in Ghana and the Diaspora

Slavery and its Legacy in Ghana and the Diaspora Book
Author : Rebecca Shumway,Trevor R. Getz
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2017-10-19
ISBN : 1474256651
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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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.

African Voices of the Global Past

African Voices of the Global Past Book
Author : Trevor R. Getz
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2022-07-05
ISBN : 9780813347851
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download African Voices of the Global Past book written by Trevor R. Getz, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

A Primer for Teaching African History

A Primer for Teaching African History Book
Author : Trevor R. Getz
Publisher : Duke University Press
Release : 2018-03-16
ISBN : 0822391945
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Primer for Teaching African History is a guide for college and high school teachers who are teaching African history for the first time, for experienced teachers who want to reinvigorate their courses, for those who are training future teachers to prepare their own syllabi, and for teachers who want to incorporate African history into their world history courses. Trevor R. Getz offers design principles aimed at facilitating a classroom experience that will help students navigate new knowledge, historical skills, ethical development, and worldviews. He foregrounds the importance of acknowledging and addressing student preconceptions about Africa, challenging chronological approaches to history, exploring identity and geography as ways to access historical African perspectives, and investigating the potential to engage in questions of ethics that studying African history provides. In his discussions of setting goals, pedagogy, assessment, and syllabus design, Getz draws readers into the process of thinking consciously and strategically about designing courses on African history that will challenge students to think critically about Africa and the discipline of history.

The Long Nineteenth Century 1750 1914

The Long Nineteenth Century  1750 1914 Book
Author : Trevor R. Getz
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2018-10-04
ISBN : 1474270549
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Long Nineteenth Century, 1750-1914 is a global history textbook with a difference. It is a guide for students to the actions and experiences by which communities and individuals in different parts of the world constructed, contested, and were affected by major trends and events in the global past. The book explores the global history of the 19th century holistically. Its content is framed in chapters that tackle themes rather than geographic regions or chronological sub-divisions. Moreover, in order to connect human experiences and perspectives with global trends and events, each chapter – whether it focuses on politics or religion, economics or environment – is underpinned by an approach emphasizes social and cultural history. Through its pages, students critically encounter important global trends and key events from the Industrial Revolution to the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom. The book ends with an epilogue on the First World War that brings all of the themes of the volume together in one place and also provides a segue into the mid-20th century.

Mendoza the Jew

Mendoza the Jew Book
Author : Ronald Schechter,Liz Clarke
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2014
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Mendoza the Jew combines a graphic history with primary documentation and contextual information to explore issues of nationalism, identity, culture, and historical methodology through the life story of Daniel Mendoza. Mendoza was a poor Sephardic Jew from East London who became the boxing champion of Britain in 1789. As a Jew with limited means and a foreign-sounding name, Mendoza was an unlikely symbol of what many Britons considered to be their very own "national" sport.

Cosmopolitan Africa 1700 1875

Cosmopolitan Africa  1700 1875 Book
Author : Professor Trevor Getz
Publisher : OUP USA
Release : 2012-09-13
ISBN : 9780199764709
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Cosmopolitan Africa, 1700-1875, offers an alternative interpretation of the 175 years leading up to the formal colonization of Africa by Europeans. In this brief and affordable text, author and series editor Trevor R. Getz demonstrates how Africans pursued lives, constructed social settings, forged trading links, and imagined worlds that were sophisticated, flexible, and well adapted to the increasingly global and fast-paced interactions of this period. Getz's interpretation of a "cosmopolitan Africa" is based on careful reading of Africans' oral histories and traditions, written documents, and images of or from the eighteenth century. Examining this time period from both social and cultural perspectives, Cosmopolitan Africa, 1700-1875, helps students to re-envision African societies in the time before colonization.

The Juvenile Instructor

The Juvenile Instructor Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1879
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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The Treasury

The Treasury Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1890
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Dioctophymidea of Animals and Man and Diseases Caused by Them

Dioctophymidea of Animals and Man and Diseases Caused by Them Book
Author : E. M. Karmanova
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1985
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Abeokuta

Abeokuta Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1985
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Saturday Review of Literature

Saturday Review of Literature Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1943
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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A Bibliography of the Parasites Diseases and Disorders of Several Important Wild Ruminants of the Northern Hemisphere

A Bibliography of the Parasites  Diseases  and Disorders of Several Important Wild Ruminants of the Northern Hemisphere Book
Author : Kenneth A. Neiland,Clarice Dukeminier
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1972
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Download A Bibliography of the Parasites Diseases and Disorders of Several Important Wild Ruminants of the Northern Hemisphere book written by Kenneth A. Neiland,Clarice Dukeminier, available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, or read full book online anywhere and anytime. Compatible with any devices.

Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography

Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography Book
Author : William Smith
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1869
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Illustrations of the Holy Scriptures

Illustrations of the Holy Scriptures Book
Author : George Bush
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1865
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Library of Universal Knowledge

Library of Universal Knowledge Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1880
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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Essentials of Nematodology Trichocephalidae and Capillariidae of animals and man and the diseases caused by them by K I Skrjabin N P Shikhobalova and I V Orlov

Essentials of Nematodology  Trichocephalidae and Capillariidae of animals and man and the diseases caused by them  by K I  Skrjabin  N P  Shikhobalova  and I V  Orlov Book
Author : Gelʹmintologicheskai͡a laboratorii͡a (Akademii͡a nauk SSSR)
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 1954
ISBN : 0987650XXX
Language : En, Es, Fr & De

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