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Abina and the important men : a graphic history / Trevor R. Getz, Liz Clarke.

Getz, Trevor R. (Author). Clarke, Liz. (Added Author).

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  • 5 out of 5 copies are currently available at PINES. (Show copies)
  • 1 out of 1 copy are currently available at Northeast Georgia Regional Library. (Show copies)
  • 1 out of 1 copy are currently available at Cornelia-Habersham County Library.

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Northeast Georgia Regional Library:
      Cornelia-Habersham County Library
YA YA 306.3 GET
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Item details

  • ISBN: 9780199844395 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 0199844399 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xix, 179 p. : ill. (chiefly col.) ; 26 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, c2012.

Contents / Notes

Abina awakes -- The breaking of the beads -- The truth -- Life at Quamina Eddoo's house -- He did nothing good for me -- Abina silenced, Abina redeemed -- The Transcript -- The Gold Coast, ca. 1876 -- The British civilizing mission -- The civilizing mission in the Gold Coast -- Slavery in the Gold Coast -- The Atlantic slave trade and abolition -- Abina Mansah and the important men -- Whose story is this? -- Is this a "true" story? -- Is this "authentic" history? -- Abina for the world history classroom -- Abina for the African history/African studies classroom -- Abina and colonialism -- Abina and the history of slavery -- Gendering Abina's story.
Summary, etc.:
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.
Subject: Mansah, Abina > Trials, litigation, etc. > Comic books, strips, etc.
Slavery > Law and legislation > Ghana > History > 19th century > Comic books, strips, etc.
Women slaves > Ghana > History > 19th century > Comic books, strips, etc.

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