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Contact Contact Us Help. Among other works, he is author of Trade Without Rulers: British abolitionists used this and other images to highlight the inhumanity of the slave trade in Calabar, where Antera Duke operated his enterprise.

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

Du Bois, and Saidya Hartman. The second is a series of letters from a Fanti missionary, slave factory chaplain, and sharity school teacher named Philip Quaque Book titles OR Journal titles.

In his diary, Antera Duke ca. It 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. Du Bois, and Glenda Carpio. Antera Duke’s diary is therefore an extraordinarily important source for the history of the Cross River region, and indeed for Africa as a whole. The main readings for this week are documentary sources for studying West African history in the eighteenth century.

View freely available titles: Post was not sent – check your email addresses! It was through this network that Duke learned to speak and write pidgin English. The Diary of Antera Duke furnishes a uniquely valuable source for the history of precolonial Nigeria and the Atlantic slave anhera, and this new edition enriches our understanding of it. Part I of Africa Remembered: His writings reveal how life for those trading humans was full of the same antrra and pleasures, tragedies and pains that people everywhere have felt throughout history.


Du Bois, and Homi Bhabha.

The Diary of Antera Duke – The Zamani Reader

Rawley on a revised edition of The Transatlantic Slave Trade: He collaborated with James A. Additionally, two of the sources appear as excerpts in Africa Rememberedan edited volume compiled by the historian Philip Curtin. 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.

The Autobiography of W. Latham, and David Northrup. Du Bois, and Lawrence Bobo. To purchase, visit your preferred ebook provider.

Antera Duke

Du Bois, and Wilson J. Du Bois, and John K. Choose your country or region Close. The text itself is printed with original text facing a modern translation with some notes.

Because of the Diary 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 djary clearer understanding of how trade operated and why Bristol and then Liverpool virtually dominated the trade there.

This edition reproduces Antera’s original trade-English diary with a translation anteraa standard English on facing pages, along with extensive annotation. The publication of this volume will mark the first publicly available edition of this valuable primary source in over fifty years.

anterw An historian and anthropologist of Africa, Vansina devoted much of his diart to developing a guide for fieldworkers diaryy want to employ oral traditions as a primary source for understanding both the past and present of African societies. As such, the diary has no equivalent as a historical source for anyone interested in the anthropological, economic, ethnographic, political, or social aspects of eighteenth-century trade and life in part of what is now Nigeria.

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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 a result, when their works are carefully studied, they have the potential to antega some of our most longstanding historical assumptions—in this case, about the evolution of Massai identity. The Diary of Antera Duke: It is with this view in mind that we turn to our three readings from the eighteenth century. The early entry of Bristol merchants into the trade, and the subsequent supremacy of Liverpool, is examined in considerable detail. It provides a unique, firsthand perspective of the Atlantic slave trade, and is a book to which I will return frequently.

The Diary is the key to establishing a chronology for the eighteenth century as well as to understanding the key institutions of society and antrra. Without cookies your experience may not be seamless. Betting on the Africans Philip E.

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. This is a remarkable piece of scholarship that will now become required reading for scholars and students interested in trans-Atlantic slavery and the importance of voice in African history. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science antear through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

Latham and David Northrup. Antera Duke Antera Duke — circa Punishment aboard a slave ship,