Item description for A History of Indigenous Slavery in Ghana. From the 15th to the 19th Century by Akosua Adoma Perbi...
Academic research and publication on indigenous slavery in Ghana and in Africa more widely have not received attention commensurate with the importance of the phenomenon: the history of indigenous slavery, which existed long before the trans-Atlantic slave trade, has been a marginal topic in documented historical studies on Ghana. Yet its weighty historical, and contemporary relevance inside and outside Africa is undisputed. This book begins to redress this neglect. Drawing on sources including oral data from so-called slave descendants, cultural sites and trade routes, court records and colonial government reports, it presents historical and cultural analysis which aims to enhance historical knowledge and understanding of indigenous slavery. The author further intends to provide a holistic view of the indigenous institution of slavery as a formative factor in the social, political and economic development of pre- colonial Ghana.
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Studio: Sub-Saharan Publishers
Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 8" Width: 6.1" Height: 0.9" Weight: 0.95 lbs.
Release Date Dec 29, 2004
Publisher Sub-Saharan Publishers
ISBN 9988550324 ISBN13 9789988550325
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More About Akosua Adoma Perbi
Akosua Adoma Perbi is head of the History Department at the University of Ghana, Legon. She is currently the Chairperson of the Education Committee of the UNESCO Slave Route Project in Ghana.