Posts about The Diary of Antera Duke written by Devin Leigh. The Diary of Antera Duke: An Eighteenth-Century African Slave Trader By Stephen Behrendt, A.J.H. Latham and David Northrup. Oxford: Oxford University Press. The diary of Antera Duke: an eighteenth‐century African slave trader – By Stephen D. Behrendt, A. John H. Latham, and David Northrup.
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A Brief History with Documents Latham, and David Northrup Written by a major African merchant at the height of Calabar’s overseas commerce, Antera Duke’s diary provides valuable information on Old Calabar’s economic activity both with other African businessmen and with European ship captains who arrived to trade for slaves, produce and provisions. Forged diarg a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves.
Taken together, these three documentary sources not only represent different regions of Africa but also different experiences with the slave trade and different genres of writing. 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.
The captain failed to convince Duke Ephraim to lower his comey and departed for Cameroon. 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. British abolitionists used this and other images to highlight the inhumanity of the slave trade in Calabar, where Antera Duke operated his enterprise.
The early entry of Bristol merchants into the trade, and the subsequent supremacy of Liverpool, is examined in considerable detail. It provides valuable information on Old Calabar’s economic activity both with other African businessmen and with European duie captains who arrived anteda trade for slaves, produce, and provisions. Contact Contact Us Help. It provides a unique, firsthand perspective of the Atlantic slave trade, and is a book to which I will return frequently.
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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. Du Bois, and Paul Finkelman. The Negro The Oxford W. The main readings for this week are documentary sources for studying West African history in the eighteenth century. A leader in late eighteenth-century Old Calabar, a cluster of Efik-speaking communities in the Cross River region, he resided in Duke Town, forty-five miles from the Atlantic Ocean in what is now southeast Nigeria.
Du Bois, and Homi Bhabha. Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Particularly important is the discovery that British merchants operated cooperatively through the offices of a senior merchant, who in the s was Captain Patrick Fairweather ca. Antera Duke was born around in Old Calabar in what is today southeastern Nigeria.
Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History. 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. Becoming Michelle Obama Inbunden. Again, the Diary provides invaluable information that accords with details gleaned from British accounts.
He is author of Old Calabar, This edition reproduces Antera’s original trade-English diary with a translation into standard English on facing pages, along with extensive annotation. The missionaries had interpreted these Rift Valley societies through the lens of their own prejudices, like Mudimbe explains, but they also based their ethnographic work on local informants from within the communities.
As the African philosopher V. Among other works, he is author of Trade Without Rulers: 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. To purchase, visit your preferred ebook provider.
His diary, written in trade English from tois a candid account of daily life in an African community at the height of Calabar’s overseas commerce. Oxford University Press, Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE natera the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.
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The Black Flame Trilogy: He collaborated with James A. They explore the importance of the diary in the reconstruction of the history of Old Calabar, particularly in reference to the establishment of a chronology for major political and commercial figures of the eighteenth century, both on the African and European side.
View freely available titles: Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. The extracts cover the years — and offer a rare glimpse into the activities of one wntera the most important African merchants in the Bight of Biafra in the late eighteenth century, at the height of the transatlantic slave trade.
Ebook This title is available as an ebook. Choose your country or region Close. Because of the Antwra and also surviving letters of other Old Calabar merchants, which the authors carefully and skillfully correlate with details from the account books and testimonies of British merchants, it is possible to gain a much clearer understanding of how trade operated and why Bristol and then Liverpool virtually dominated the trade there.
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Academic Skip to main content. His diary, written in trade Diarj from tois a candid account of daily life in an African community at the height of Calabar’s overseas commerce.