African Voices of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Beyond the by Anne Bailey PDF

By Anne Bailey

ISBN-10: 0807055131

ISBN-13: 9780807055137

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It truly is an lousy tale. it really is an lousy tale. Why do you need to convey this up now?--Chief Awusa of AtorkorFor centuries, the tale of the Atlantic slave alternate has been filtered during the eyes and documents of white Europeans. during this watershed booklet, historian Anne C. Bailey specializes in stories of the alternate from the African viewpoint. African chiefs and different elders in a space of southeastern Ghana-once famously known as "the outdated Slave Coast"-share tales that demonstrate that Africans have been investors in addition to sufferers of the exchange. Bailey argues that, like sufferers of trauma, many African societies now event a fragmented view in their previous that partly explains the blanket of silence and disgrace round the slave exchange. shooting rankings of oral histories that have been passed down via generations, Bailey reveals that, even if Africans weren't equivalent companions with Europeans, even their partial involvement within the slave exchange had devastating effects on their heritage and id. during this extraordinary and revelatory publication, Bailey explores the fragile and fragmented nature of ancient reminiscence.

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The Europeans then invited the people on the beach to join them in the drumming and merrymaking on the ship. The people entered their fishing boats and rowed over to the ship. They used about four surf boats. They then joined the whites in the ship and danced and drummed with them. At the end of the dance, the Europeans oƒered the people of Atorkor some kind of large biscuits, believed to be German biscuits. At the time of the incident there was a slight famine in the region. When they were given the biscuits, they were also given beef and rice and other gifts, and then they left the ship and went back to their homes.

The most significant source of information comes from a Rev. Chas Thomas, whose contemporary account, Adventures and Observations on the West Coast of Africa and Its Islands (1860), provides detailed information about trading on the coast of Africa. He records a journey that originated in America on a sloop called the Jamestown. The Jamestown was a flagship of the African Squadron, which was established by the American and British governments to suppress slave-trading activities on the high seas.

38 Those who have taken the testimonies of Holocaust survivors as well as victims of the Gulag have found a similar phe- 48 a f r i c a n v o i c e s o f t h e a t l a n t i c s l av e t r a d e nomenon. As Elie Wiesel says, “The inside is inconceivable even for those who were there. The victim’s accounts of discrete events are often marked by absences: of idiom, of moral context and most powerfully, the absence of those who did not survive. . ”39 The silence of the past is a factor also because of the unique relationship of the interviewer and the one testifying.

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