Abina and the important men a graphic history

Abina and the Important Men: A Graphic History

abina and the important men a graphic history

Winner of the James Harvey Robinson Prize from the American Historical widely acclaimed by educators and students--Abina and the Important Men, Second is a compelling and powerfully illustrated graphic history based on an

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Based on an court transcript and told in comic-book format, this book tells the story of a West African woman named Abina Mansah, who was wrongfully enslaved, escaped to British-controlled territory, and then took her former master to court. Seized from her family as a teenager, forced to carry heavy loads, and sold into domestic slavery, Abina wanted to have control over her own life again. This is a universal story of deception and truth that will appeal to anyone who has sought greater independence from the obligations of family, employer, or government. A section on historical background explains the complexities of early British occupation in West Africa when a young woman could be simultaneously free and enslaved. While the stories preserved over time are often those of male leaders, this book brings to life the concerns of a young woman at a pivotal moment in African history.

Abina and the Important Men is a compelling and powerfully illustrated "graphic history" based on an court transcript of a West African woman named.
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Trevor Getz and Liz Clarke. New York: Oxford University Press, The plaintiff, Abina Mansah, contended that she was wrongfully enslaved by a wealthy planter, Quamina Eddoo, and, as a consequence, brought charges against him and fought to secure her freedom through the courts. Getz, a historian of modern African history and world history at San Francisco State University, is known for his earlier work on the slavery and abolition in Africa, Slavery and Reform in West Africa The graphic history was clearly designed specifically for use in the classroom. It is divided into five colorfully demarcated parts.



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  1. Jacqueline P. says:

    Winner of the James Harvey Robinson Prize from the American Historical Association--and widely acclaimed by educators and students--Abina and the.

  2. Wayglycdoitrav says:

    The first of its kind, Abina and the Important Men is a compelling and powerfully illustrated “graphic history” based on an court transcript of a West African.

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    Abina and the Important Men: A Graphic History by Trevor R. Getz

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