the amistad revolt memory slavery and the politics of identity in the united states and sierra leone

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The Amistad Revolt

Author : Iyunolu Folayan Osagie
ISBN : 0820327255
Genre : History
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From journalism and lectures to drama, visual art, and the Spielberg film, this study ranges across the varied cultural reactions--in America and Sierra Leone--engendered by the 1839 Amistad slave ship revolt. Iyunolu Folayan Osagie is a native of Sierra Leone, from where the Amistad's cargo of slaves originated. She digs deeply into the Amistad story to show the historical and contemporary relevance of the incident and its subsequent trials. At the same time, she shows how the incident has contributed to the construction of national and cultural identity both in Africa and the African diasporo in America--though in intriguingly different ways. This pioneering work of comparative African and American cultural criticism shows how creative arts have both confirmed and fostered the significance of the Amistad revolt in contemporary racial discourse and in the collective memories of both countries.

Afrika Kontinent Der Extreme

Author : Andreas Exenberger
ISBN : 9783903122345
Genre : Political Science
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Ist Afrika ein Kontinent der Extreme? Es grenzte an Realitätsverweigerung, die zahlreichen Probleme zu negieren, mit denen die Menschen in diesem Kontinent konfrontiert sind. Gleichzeitig wäre es fahrlässig, mit kolonialem Blick darin zu verharren, Afrika ausschließlich über diese Probleme und Extreme zu definieren. Vielmehr ist der Kontinent in jeder Hinsicht vielfältig. Um seine Geschichte(n), Gegenwart(en) und Identität(en) angemessen in den Blick zu nehmen, bedarf es daher aber einer ebenso vielfältigen Herangehensweise. Diesem Ziel ist dieser Band verpflichtet, in dem sich in einem interdisziplinären Prozess verschiedene historische, politikwissenschaftliche, politökonomische, literaturwissenschaftliche und geografische Zugänge mit Fallstudien aus allen Regionen des Kontinents aufeinander zu bewegt haben. Ist also Afrika ein Kontinent der Extreme? Lesen Sie das Buch und urteilen Sie selbst.

Rebellious Histories

Author : Matthew J. Christensen
ISBN : 9781438439716
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Traces the emergence of creative texts focusing on the nineteenth-century slave trade to make sense of the radicalized effects of global capitalism.

The Amistad Rebellion

Author : Marcus Rediker
ISBN : 9781101601051
Genre : History
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On June 28, 1839, the Spanish slave schooner Amistad set sail from Havana on a routine delivery of human cargo. On a moonless night, after four days at sea, the captive Africans rose up, killed the captain, and seized control of the ship. They attempted to sail to a safe port, but were captured by the U.S. Navy and thrown into jail in Connecticut. Their legal battle for freedom eventually made its way to the Supreme Court, where their cause was argued by former president John Quincy Adams. In a landmark ruling, they were freed and eventually returned to Africa. The rebellion became one of the best-known events in the history of American slavery, celebrated as a triumph of the legal system in films and books, all reflecting the elite perspective of the judges, politicians, and abolitionists involved in the case. In this powerful and highly original account, Marcus Rediker reclaims the rebellion for its true proponents: the African rebels who risked death to stake a claim for freedom. Using newly discovered evidence, Rediker reframes the story to show how a small group of courageous men fought and won an epic battle against Spanish and American slaveholders and their governments. He reaches back to Africa to find the rebels’ roots, narrates their cataclysmic transatlantic journey, and unfolds a prison story of great drama and emotion. Featuring vividly drawn portraits of the Africans, their captors, and their abolitionist allies, he shows how the rebels captured the popular imagination and helped to inspire and build a movement that was part of a grand global struggle between slavery and freedom. The actions aboard the Amistad that July night and in the days and months that followed were pivotal events in American and Atlantic history, but not for the reasons we have always thought. The successful Amistad rebellion changed the very nature of the struggle against slavery. As a handful of self-emancipated Africans steered their own course to freedom, they opened a way for millions to follow. This stunning book honors their achievement.

Trials Of The Century

Author : Scott Patrick Johnson
ISBN : 9781598842616
Genre : History
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Presents reference entries for the most significant and well-known trials of American history, from pre-Revolutionary times up to the present day and the influence they have had on popular culture.

African American Review

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Genre : African American arts
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Research In African Literatures

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Genre : African literature
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Term Paper Resource Guide To Nineteenth Century U S History

Author : Kathleen W. Craver
ISBN : 0313348103
Genre : History
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Presents one hundred topics for term papers in the field of nineteenth-century United States history, including Native Americans, slavery and emancipation, women's rights, and Hispanic history.

Let Nobody Turn Us Around

Author : Manning Marable
ISBN : UOM:39015080882817
Genre : History
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One of America's most prominent historians and a noted feminist bring together the most important political writings and testimonials from African-Americans over three centuries.

Encyclopedia Of African American Culture And History

Author : Colin A. Palmer
ISBN : 0028658175
Genre : History
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