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Abina and the important men : a graphic history /
Trevor R. Getz ; Liz Clarke.
edition
Second edition.
imprint
New York, New York : Oxford University Press, [2016]
description
xix, 217 pages : chiefly color illustrations, color maps ; 26 cm
ISBN
0190238747, 9780190238742
format(s)
Book
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imprint
New York, New York : Oxford University Press, [2016]
isbn
0190238747
9780190238742
contents note
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 -- The testimony of Abina Mansah -- The testimony of Eccoah Coom -- The testimony of Adjuah N'Yamiwhah -- The testimony of Yowahwah -- 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? -- Engaging Abina -- Gendering Abina -- Was Abina a slave? -- Who was Abina Mansah? / Sandra Greene -- Was Abina Mansah a "slave"? / Kwasi Konadu -- Sex and slavery in the 1876 case of Abina Mansah / Antoinette Burton.
abstract
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.--Publisher description.
catalogue key
11946257
 
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