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Abina and the important men : a graphic history

Author: Trevor R Getz; Liz Clarke, (Illustrator)
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2012.
Edition/Format:   Book : Biography : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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This is an 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 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, a wealthy African country "gentleman," and a jury of local leaders --that her rights  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Comic books, strips, etc
Named Person: Abina Mansah
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Trevor R Getz; Liz Clarke, (Illustrator)
ISBN: 9780199844395 0199844399
OCLC Number: 743432533
Description: xix, 179 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 26 cm
Contents: The graphic history. Abina awakes --
The breaking of the beads --
The truth --
Life at Quamina Eddoo's house --
He did nothing good for me --
Abina silenced, Abina redeemed --
The Transcript --
Historical context. The Gold Coast, ca. 1876 --
The British civilizing mission --
The civilizing mission in the Gold Coast --
Slavery in the Gold Coast --
The Atlantic slave trade and abolition --
Abina Mansah and the important men --
Reading guide. Whose story is this? --
Is this a "true" story? --
Is this "authentic" history? --
Abina in the classroom. Abina for the world history classroom --
Abina for the African history/African studies classroom --
Abina and colonialism --
Abina and the history of slavery --
Gendering Abina's story.
Responsibility: Trevor R. Getz, Liz Clarke.
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This is an 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 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, a wealthy African country "gentleman," and a jury of local leaders --that her rights matter.

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"Trevor Getz's Abina and the Important Men is a tremendous step forward for the world history community."--Journal of World History"This is a universal story of deception and truth that will appeal Read more...

 
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