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Slavery in Africa : archaeology and memory

Author: Paul Lane; Kevin C MacDonald; British Academy.
Publisher: Oxford ; New York : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, 2011.
Series: Proceedings of the British Academy, 168.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The role and consequences of slavery in the history of Africa have been brought to the fore recently in historical, anthropological and archaeological research. Public remembrances - such as Abolition 2007 in Great Britain, which marked the bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade Act and which this volume also commemorates - have also stimulated considerable interest. There is a growing realisation that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Paul Lane; Kevin C MacDonald; British Academy.
ISBN: 9780197264782 0197264786
OCLC Number: 742511967
Notes: Based on the symposium: Archaeological and historical dimensions of slavery in East and West Africa in comparative perspective, held Mar. 24-25, 2007.
Description: xv, 468 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Introduction: Slavery, social revolutions and enduring memories / Paul J. Lane and Kevin C. MacDonald --
Part I Slave systems of production in the African interior: case studies from the Sudanic belt --
Segou: warfare and the origins of a state of slavery / Kevin C. MacDonald and Seydou Camara --
The daily life of slaves in the last years of the Bamana States of Kaarta and Segou / Moussa Sow --
The Early Medieval slave trade of the Central Sahel: archaeological and historical considerations / Anne Haour --
Slavery and slaving in the Medieval and Post-Medieval Kingdoms of the Middle Nile / David N. Edwards --
Enslavement and everyday life: living with slave raiding in the North-Eastern Mandara Mountains of Cameroon / Scott MacEachern --
Part II Archaeological dimensions of the Atlantic slave trade: evidence from Africa and the diaspora --
Archaeological perspectives on the Atlantic slave trade: contrasts in time and space in Benin and Guinea / Kenneth G. Kelly --
Slaves without shackles: an archaeology of everyday life on Gorée Island, Senegal / Ibrahima Thiaw --
Different conversations about the same thing? Source materials in the recreation of a nineteenth-century slave-raiding landscape, Northern Ghana / Natalie Swanepoel --
Archaeological perspectives on Colonial slavery: placing Africa in African diaspora studies in the Caribbean / E. Kofi Agorsah --
Part III Elusive slavery: detecting enslavement in the archaeological record of Eastern Africa --
The invisible archaeology of slavery in the Horn of Africa? / Niall Finneran --
Monuments of predation: Turco-Egyptian forts in Western Ethiopia / Alfredo González-Ruibal --
Slavery and slave trading in Eastern Africa: exploring the intersections of historical sources and archaeological evidence / Paul J. Lane --
Part IV Remembering slavery: contemporary perceptions --
Recovering and remembering a slave route in Central Tanzania / Stephanie Wynne-Jones --
Memory, oral history and the end of slavery in Tanzania: some methodological considerations / Jan-Georg Deutsch --
The present in the past: how narratives of the slave-raiding era inform current politics in Northern and Central Nigeria / Roger Blench --
Constructing and contesting histories of slavery at the Cape, South Africa / Antonia Malan and Nigel Worden --
A place of history: archaeology and heritage at Cidade Velha, Cape Verde / Marie Louise Stig Sørensen, Christopher Evans and Konstantin Richter.
Series Title: Proceedings of the British Academy, 168.
Responsibility: edited by Paul J. Lane and Kevin C. MacDonald.

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