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Abina and the Important Men

Abina and the Important Men Book
Author : Trevor R. Getz,Liz Clarke
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2016
ISBN : 0190238747
File Size : 46,5 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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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.

Mendoza the Jew

Mendoza the Jew Book
Author : Ronald Schechter,Liz Clarke
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2014
ISBN : 0987650XXX
File Size : 51,7 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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Mendoza the Jew combines a graphic history with primary documentation and contextual information to explore issues of nationalism, identity, culture, and historical methodology through the life story of Daniel Mendoza. Mendoza was a poor Sephardic Jew from East London who became the boxing champion of Britain in 1789. As a Jew with limited means and a foreign-sounding name, Mendoza was an unlikely symbol of what many Britons considered to be their very own "national" sport.

The Great Hanoi Rat Hunt

The Great Hanoi Rat Hunt Book
Author : Michael G. Vann
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2019
ISBN : 9780190602697
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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"Tells the darkly humorous story of the French colonial state's failed efforts to impose its vision of modernity upon the colonial city of Hanoi, Vietnam. This book offers a case study in the history of imperialism, highlighting the racialized economic inequalities of empire, colonization as a form of modernization, and industrial capitalism's creation of a radical power differential between "the West and the rest." On a deeper level, The Great Hanoi Rat Hunt will engage the contradictions unique to the French Third Republic's colonial "civilizing mission," the development of Vietnamese resistance to French rule, the history of disease, and aspects of environmental history"--

In the Country of Men

In the Country of Men Book
Author : Hisham Matar
Publisher : Dial Press
Release : 2007-01-30
ISBN : 0440336643
File Size : 40,5 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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BONUS: This edition contains an excerpt from Hisham Matar's Anatomy of a Disappearance. Libya, 1979. Nine-year-old Suleiman’s days are circumscribed by the narrow rituals of childhood: outings to the ruins surrounding Tripoli, games with friends played under the burning sun, exotic gifts from his father’s constant business trips abroad. But his nights have come to revolve around his mother’s increasingly disturbing bedside stories full of old family bitterness. And then one day Suleiman sees his father across the square of a busy marketplace, his face wrapped in a pair of dark sunglasses. Wasn’t he supposed to be away on business yet again? Why is he going into that strange building with the green shutters? Why did he lie? Suleiman is soon caught up in a world he cannot hope to understand—where the sound of the telephone ringing becomes a portent of grave danger; where his mother frantically burns his father’s cherished books; where a stranger full of sinister questions sits outside in a parked car all day; where his best friend’s father can disappear overnight, next to be seen publicly interrogated on state television. In the Country of Men is a stunning depiction of a child confronted with the private fallout of a public nightmare. But above all, it is a debut of rare insight and literary grace.

Witness to the Age of Revolution

Witness to the Age of Revolution Book
Author : Charles F. Walker,Liz Clarke
Publisher : Oxford University Press
Release : 2020-08-03
ISBN : 0190941162
File Size : 42,7 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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The Tupac Amaru rebellion of 1780-1783 began as a local revolt against colonial authorities and grew into the largest rebellion in the history of Spain's American empire-more widespread and deadlier than the American Revolution. An official collector of tribute for the imperial crown, José Gabriel Condorcanqui had seen firsthand what oppressive Spanish rule meant for Peru's Indian population and, under the Inca royal name Tupac Amaru, he set events in motion that would transform him into one of Latin America's most iconic revolutionary figures. While he and the rebellion's leaders were put to death, his half-brother, Juan Bautista Tupac Amaru, survived but paid a high price for his participation in the uprising. This work in the Graphic History series is based on the memoir written by Juan Bautista about his odyssey as a prisoner of Spain. He endured forty years in jails, dungeons, and presidios on both sides of the Atlantic. Juan Bautista spent two years in jail in Cusco, was freed, rearrested, and then marched 700 miles in chains over the Andes to Lima. He spent two years aboard a ship travelling around Cape Horn to Spain. Subsequently, he endured over thirty years imprisoned in Ceuta, Spain's much-feared garrison city on the northern tip of Africa. In 1822, priest Marcos Durán Martel and Maltese-Argentine naval hero Juan Bautista Azopardo arranged to have him freed and sent to the newly independent Argentina, where he became a symbol of Argentina's short-lived romance with the Incan Empire. There he penned his memoirs, but died without fulfilling his dream of returning to Peru. This stunning graphic history relates the life and legacy of Juan Bautista Tupac Amaru, enhanced by a selection of primary sources, and chronicles the harrowing and extraordinary life of a firsthand witness to the Age of Revolution. .

Capitalism and Slavery

Capitalism and Slavery Book
Author : Eric Williams
Publisher : Lulu Press, Inc
Release : 2015-09-17
ISBN : 1329560086
File Size : 45,5 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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The present study is an attempt to place in historical perspective the relationship between early capitalism as exemplified by Great Britain, and the Negro slave trade, Negro slavery and the general colonial trade of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. It is strictly an economic study of the role of Negro slavery and the slave trade in providing the capital which financed the Industrial Revolution in England and of mature industrial capitalism in destroying the slave system.

Homegoing

Homegoing Book
Author : Yaa Gyasi
Publisher : Bond Street Books
Release : 2016-06-07
ISBN : 0385686145
File Size : 41,6 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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A PENGUIN BOOK CLUB PICK "Homegoing is an inspiration." —Ta-Nehisi Coates An unforgettable New York Times bestseller of exceptional scope and sweeping vision that traces the descendants of two sisters across three hundred years in Ghana and America. A riveting kaleidoscopic debut novel and the beginning of a major career: Yaa Gyasi's Homegoing is a novel about race, history, ancestry, love and time, charting the course of two sisters torn apart in 18th century Africa through to the present day. Two half sisters, Effia and Esi, unknown to each other, are born into two different tribal villages in 18th century Ghana. Effia will be married off to an English colonist, and will live in comfort in the sprawling, palatial rooms of Cape Coast Castle, raising "half-caste" children who will be sent abroad to be educated in England before returning to the Gold Coast to serve as administrators of the Empire. Her sister, Esi, will be imprisoned beneath Effia in the Castle's women's dungeon, before being shipped off on a boat bound for America, where she will be sold into slavery. Stretching from the tribal wars of Ghana to slavery and Civil War in America, from the coal mines in the north to the Great Migration to the streets of 20th century Harlem, Yaa Gyasi has written a modern masterpiece, a novel that moves through histories and geographies and—with outstanding economy and force—captures the intricacies of the troubled yet hopeful human spirit.

MANSA MUSA Emperor of The Wealthy Mali Empire

MANSA MUSA  Emperor of The Wealthy Mali Empire Book
Author : History Titans
Publisher : Creek Ridge Publishing
Release : 2021-08-16
ISBN : 0987650XXX
File Size : 34,6 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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If you’re familiar with Mansa Musa you might expect the headline to read, 'Mansa Musa – the wealthiest person that ever lived.' But in reality, he was more than just a rich person. Every source or article would either emphasize the subject of Mansa Musa and his wealth, or his famous pilgrimage to Mecca. Even though his Hajj expedition was fascinating due to the numerous events that occurred during the journey, there are many more interesting stories about his life. This book is about how he took over the throne, how his rule influenced the economy of the Mali Empire, and how his empire accumulated more wealth after his return. The book also covers the grandeur of cities like Timbuktu and Djenne that were converted into cultural and educational centers. Mansa Musa was a generous king who contributed a lot of his wealth and efforts towards the development of the Empire of Mali. He brought a lot of people with him to build universities, schools, and mosques to spread educational values and make Timbuktu a learning center. He also played an important part in spreading the religion of Islam. If you're intrigued about his life tales and his impact on West Africa and the world, this book is the right source for you.

The Long Nineteenth Century 1750 1914

The Long Nineteenth Century  1750 1914 Book
Author : Trevor R. Getz
Publisher : Bloomsbury Publishing
Release : 2018-10-04
ISBN : 1474270549
File Size : 30,6 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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The Long Nineteenth Century, 1750-1914 is a global history textbook with a difference. It is a guide for students to the actions and experiences by which communities and individuals in different parts of the world constructed, contested, and were affected by major trends and events in the global past. The book explores the global history of the 19th century holistically. Its content is framed in chapters that tackle themes rather than geographic regions or chronological sub-divisions. Moreover, in order to connect human experiences and perspectives with global trends and events, each chapter – whether it focuses on politics or religion, economics or environment – is underpinned by an approach emphasizes social and cultural history. Through its pages, students critically encounter important global trends and key events from the Industrial Revolution to the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom. The book ends with an epilogue on the First World War that brings all of the themes of the volume together in one place and also provides a segue into the mid-20th century.

Run for It

Run for It Book
Author : Marcelo d'Salete
Publisher : Fantagraphics Books
Release : 2017-10-11
ISBN : 1683960491
File Size : 33,9 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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Run For It ― a stunning graphic novel by internationally acclaimed illustrator Marcelo d’Salete ― is one of the first literary and artistic efforts to face up to Brazil’s hidden history of slavery. Originally published in Brazil ― where it was nominated for three of the country’s most prestigious comics awards ― Run For It has received rave reviews worldwide, including, in the U.S., The Huffington Post. These intense tales offer a tragic and gripping portrait of one of history’s darkest corners. It’s hard to look away.

The Rise of the West

The Rise of the West Book
Author : William H. McNeill
Publisher : University of Chicago Press
Release : 2009-07-30
ISBN : 0226561615
File Size : 22,9 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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The Rise of the West, winner of the National Book Award for history in 1964, is famous for its ambitious scope and intellectual rigor. In it, McNeill challenges the Spengler-Toynbee view that a number of separate civilizations pursued essentially independent careers, and argues instead that human cultures interacted at every stage of their history. The author suggests that from the Neolithic beginnings of grain agriculture to the present major social changes in all parts of the world were triggered by new or newly important foreign stimuli, and he presents a persuasive narrative of world history to support this claim. In a retrospective essay titled "The Rise of the West after Twenty-five Years," McNeill shows how his book was shaped by the time and place in which it was written (1954-63). He discusses how historiography subsequently developed and suggests how his portrait of the world's past in The Rise of the West should be revised to reflect these changes. "This is not only the most learned and the most intelligent, it is also the most stimulating and fascinating book that has ever set out to recount and explain the whole history of mankind. . . . To read it is a great experience. It leaves echoes to reverberate, and seeds to germinate in the mind."—H. R. Trevor-Roper, New York Times Book Review

African Voices on Slavery and the Slave Trade Volume 1 The Sources

African Voices on Slavery and the Slave Trade  Volume 1  The Sources Book
Author : Alice Bellagamba,Sandra E. Greene,Martin A. Klein
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2013-05-13
ISBN : 0521194709
File Size : 46,6 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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This book uses primary sources to capture the ways Africans experienced and were influenced by the slave trade.

Africa in Global History with Sources

Africa in Global History with Sources Book
Author : Robert Harms
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2018
ISBN : 9780393643190
File Size : 52,9 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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Download Africa in Global History with Sources book written by Robert Harms and published by with total hardcover pages 784 . Available in PDF, EPUB, and Kindle, read book directly with any devices anywhere and anytime.

The Scramble for Africa

The Scramble for Africa Book
Author : M. E. Chamberlain
Publisher : Routledge
Release : 2014-01-14
ISBN : 1317862546
File Size : 36,7 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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In 1870 barely one tenth of Africa was under European control. By 1914 only about one tenth – Abyssinia (Ethiopia) and Liberia – was not. This book offers a clear and concise account of the ‘scramble’ or ‘race’ for Africa, the period of around 20 years during which European powers carved up the continent with little or no consultation of its inhabitants. In her classic overview, M.E. Chamberlain: Contrasts the Victorian image of Africa with what we now know of African civilisation and history Examines in detail case histories from Egypt to Zimbabwe Argues that the history and background of Africa are as important as European politics and diplomacy in understanding the 'scramble' Considers the historiography of the topic, taking into account Marxist and anti-Marxist, financial, economic, political and strategic theories of European imperialism This indispensible introduction, now in a fully updated third edition, provides the most accessible survey of the ‘scramble for Africa’ currently available. The new edition includes primary source material unpublished elsewhere, new illustrations and additional pedagogical features. It is the perfect starting point for any study of this period in African history.

A History of Indigenous Slavery in Ghana

A History of Indigenous Slavery in Ghana Book
Author : Akosua Adoma Perbi
Publisher : Sub-Saharan Pub & Traders
Release : 2004
ISBN : 9789988550325
File Size : 40,7 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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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.

Inhuman Traffick

Inhuman Traffick Book
Author : Rafe Blaufarb,Liz Clarke
Publisher : Oxford University Press, USA
Release : 2014-09-01
ISBN : 9780199334070
File Size : 40,5 Mb
Language : En, Es, Fr and De

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Inhuman Traffick tells for the first time a story of enslavement and freedom that spans the entire Atlantic world. Beginning in 1829 off the west coast of Africa with the recapture of the slave ship Neirsée--previously seized by the British Navy in its efforts to suppress the "inhuman traffick"--and ending with the liberation of the African passengers who had been sold into slavery in the French Caribbean, Rafe Blaufarb puts a human face on the history of the transatlantic slave trade and the efforts to suppress it. He addresses a neglected aspect of this tragic history in the wide geographical and thematic contexts in which it took place--Africa, the Caribbean, Europe, and the Atlantic Ocean--and situates the story in familial, social, economic, diplomatic, and military spheres. Inhuman Traffick shows how history is done by explaining how the documents on which it is based moved through time and space from the ships, African outposts, colonial buildings, and ministerial offices to the archives of present-day Britain and France. Blaufarb follows the ship, its crew, and its captives from the slave port of Old Calabar to the Caribbean and into the courts of Britain and France, where the history of the illegal slave trade, slavery in the Caribbean, and diplomatic history all come into focus. Students will be taken in by the vivid drawings and the rich narrative, but in Blaufarb's skilled hands, they will also find themselves immersed in a unique learning experience. Blaufarb not only presents the history of the ship and its captives, he takes the reader inside the project itself. He explains how he came upon the story, how he and his editor envisioned the project, and how he worked with illustrator Liz Clarke to craft more than 300 "cells" that comprise Part II of the book. He and Clarke even take the reader inside archives in France and Britain. This powerful combination of historical essay, graphics, primary-source documents, and discussion questions gives students insight into the Atlantic World plantation complex, the transatlantic slave trade, and the process of historical storytelling itself.

Sunjata A New Prose Version

Sunjata  A New Prose Version Book
Author : Anonim
Publisher : Hackett Publishing
Release : 2016-06-01
ISBN : 1624664962
File Size : 25,7 Mb
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"After existing orally for hundreds of years, Sunjata was written down in the 20th century. David Conrad, who recorded a new version of the epic, has now crafted a prose translation that preserves the oral flavor of live performance. The result is a captivating work of literature that will finally give the story of Sunjata its well-deserved place among the great epics of world literature." —Martin Puchner, Byron and Anita Wien Professor of Drama and of English and Comparative Literature, Harvard University

UBAID NASEER

UBAID NASEER Book
Author : AVI VASU
Publisher : Notion Press
Release : 2020-08-22
ISBN : 1649837291
File Size : 44,6 Mb
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The story of an unsung hero who was the Deputy Station Superintendent of Bhopal Railway Junction on the fateful night of one of the worst industrial tragedies in the history of the world, Ubaid Naseer, who single-handedly took charge of the train station which became the epicentre for people fleeing the city in panic, while his family fought their own battle against the invisible enemy.

Transatlantic Africa

Transatlantic Africa Book
Author : Kwasi Konadu
Publisher : Unknown
Release : 2018-08-21
ISBN : 9781937306687
File Size : 50,8 Mb
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Transatlantic Africa examines the internal workings of African and diasporic slave societies in the transatlantic era. Based on careful reading of multilingual sources, the book connects African and diasporic experiences to local and international slaving systems, tackling the themes of commodification, capitalism, abolitionism, and reparations.

Wake

Wake Book
Author : Rebecca Hall
Publisher : Simon and Schuster
Release : 2021-06-01
ISBN : 1982115203
File Size : 43,5 Mb
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A Best Book of 2021 by NPR and The Washington Post Part graphic novel, part memoir, Wake is an imaginative tour-de-force that tells the “powerful” (The New York Times Book Review) story of women-led slave revolts and chronicles scholar Rebecca Hall’s efforts to uncover the truth about these women warriors who, until now, have been left out of the historical record. Women warriors planned and led revolts on slave ships during the Middle Passage. They fought their enslavers throughout the Americas. And then they were erased from history. Wake tells the “riveting” (Angela Y. Davis) story of Dr. Rebecca Hall, a historian, granddaughter of slaves, and a woman haunted by the legacy of slavery. The accepted history of slave revolts has always told her that enslaved women took a back seat. But Rebecca decides to look deeper, and her journey takes her through old court records, slave ship captain’s logs, crumbling correspondence, and even the forensic evidence from the bones of enslaved women from the “negro burying ground” uncovered in Manhattan. She finds women warriors everywhere. Using a “remarkable blend of passion and fact, action and reflection” (NPR), Rebecca constructs the likely pasts of Adono and Alele, women rebels who fought for freedom during the Middle Passage, as well as the stories of women who led slave revolts in Colonial New York. We also follow Rebecca’s own story as the legacy of slavery shapes her life, both during her time as a successful attorney and later as a historian seeking the past that haunts her. Illustrated beautifully in black and white, Wake will take its place alongside classics of the graphic novel genre, like Marjane Satrapi’s Persepolis and Art Spiegelman’s Maus. This story of a personal and national legacy is a powerful reminder that while the past is gone, we still live in its wake.

Africa since 1940

Africa since 1940 Book
Author : Frederick Cooper
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 2002-10-10
ISBN : 1107651344
File Size : 36,8 Mb
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Frederick Cooper's book on the history of decolonization and independence in Africa is part of the textbook series New Approaches to African History. This text will help students understand the historical process out of which Africa's position in the world has emerged. Bridging the divide between colonial and post-colonial history, it allows readers to see just what political independence did and did not signify and how men and women, peasants and workers, religious leaders and local leaders sought to refashion the way they lived, worked, and interacted with each other.