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Routes of remembrance : refashioning the slave trade in Ghana

Author: Bayo Holsey
Publisher: Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Why do Ghanaians suppress the history of enslavement? This book tackles this question by analyzing the slave trade's absence from public versions of coastal Ghanaian family and community histories,  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Bayo Holsey
ISBN: 9780226349756 0226349756 9780226349763 0226349764
OCLC Number: 173480413
Description: xiii, 280 pages : illustrations, map ; 24 cm
Contents: pt. 1. Sequestering the slave trade --
Of origins: making family, region, nation --
Conundrums of kinship: sequestering slavery, recalling kin --
Displacing the past: imagined geographies of enslavement --
In place of slavery: fashioning coastal identity --
E-race-ing history: schooling and national identity --
pt. 2. Centering the slave trade --
Slavery and the making of Black Atlantic history --
Navigating new histories.
Responsibility: Bayo Holsey.
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