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Additionally, two of the sources appear as excerpts in Africa Rememberedan edited volume compiled by the historian Philip Curtin. Du Bois, and Glenda Carpio.

The second is a series of letters from a Fanti missionary, slave factory chaplain, and sharity school teacher named Philip Quaque This new edition of Antera’s diary, the first in fifty years, draws on the latest scholarship to place the diary in its historical context.

Antera Duke was born around in Old Calabar in what is today southeastern Nigeria. It is with this view in mind that we turn to our three readings from the eighteenth century.

Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. Du Bois, and Lawrence Bobo. Du Bois, and Werner Sollors.

Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History. Introductory essays set the stage for the Old Calabar of Antera Duke’s lifetime, explore the range of trades, from slaves to produce, in which he rose to prominence, and follow Antera on trading missions across an extensive commercial hinterland. Post was not sent – check your email addresses! In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: For example, in revisiting early Church records from East Africa in the s and s, Jennings demonstrates that missionaries had a much better understanding of the cultures of Massai and Iloikop pastoralists than later historians were willing to concede.


Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide. British abolitionists used this and other images dlary highlight the inhumanity of the slave trade in Calabar, where Antera Duke dkue his enterprise.

Du Bois, and Homi Bhabha. Skickas inom vardagar. The main readings for this week are documentary sources for studying West African history in the eighteenth century.

The Diary of Antera Duke, an Eighteenth-Century African Slave Trader

As a result, when their works are carefully studied, they have the potential to affect some of our most longstanding historical assumptions—in this case, about the evolution of Massai identity. The Autobiography of W. The text itself is printed with original text facing a modern translation with some notes. Du Bois, and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham.

Du Bois, and John K. The essays trace the settlement and development of the towns that comprised Old Calabar and survey the community’s social and political structure, rivalries among families, sacrifices of slaves, and witchcraft ordeals. Finally, chapters taken from Sources and Methods in African Historycompiled by Toyin Falola and Christian Jennings, provide context for analyzing these narratives.


Two of these sources were written by Sntera African peoples themselves, while the third was written by a European man yet based off of his interactions with a West African.

The Diary of Antera Duke furnishes a uniquely valuable source for the history of precolonial Nigeria and the Atlantic slave trade, and this new edition enriches our understanding of it. This edition reproduces Antera’s original trade-English diary with a translation into standard English on facing pages, along with extensive annotation.

Among other works, he is author of Trade Without Rulers: Duke kept a diary, written in trade English a mix of African and English language used to conduct businessof his day-to-day activities in which he described trade operations and disputes with British slave ship captains.

Antera Duke | Slavery and Remembrance

The Introduction also examines in detail the development of the produce trade at Old Calabar and the importance of ivory as a secondary commodity to enslaved Africans. Again, the Diary provides invaluable information that accords with details gleaned from British accounts.

The Negro The Oxford W. Du Bois, and Manning Marable. This edition reproduces Antera’s original trade-English diary with a translation into standard English on facing pages, along with extensive annotation.

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