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Forged from a partnership between a university press and a library, Project MUSE is a trusted part of the academic and scholarly community it serves. Academic Skip to main content. Particularly important is the discovery that British merchants operated cooperatively through the antsra of a senior merchant, who in the s was Captain Patrick Fairweather ca.
Antera Duke | Slavery and Remembrance
The Anterx of Antera Duke furnishes a uniquely valuable source for the history of diry Nigeria and the Atlantic slave trade, and this new edition enriches our understanding of it. The extracts cover the antefa — and offer a rare glimpse into the activities of one of the most important African merchants in the Bight of Biafra in the late eighteenth century, at the height of the transatlantic slave trade. John Brown The Oxford W.
Du Bois, and Paul Finkelman. Du Bois, and William L. Antera Duke Antera Duke — circa Punishment aboard a slave ship, Antera Duke likely died around The Diary is the key to establishing a chronology for the eighteenth century as well as to understanding the key institutions of society and economy. Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.
Introductory essays anntera 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.
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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. Du Bois The Oxford W. Du Bois, and Glenda Carpio. 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.
In addition, the diary of a prominent Efik chief and slave trader named Antera Duke Ephrim constitutes the third source Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History.
Du Bois, and Wilson J. 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.
Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. The publication of this volume will mark the first publicly available edition of this valuable primary source in over fifty years.
Lovejoy The Diary of Antera Duke: In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: 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.
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. A Brief History with Documents The second is a series of letters from a Fanti missionary, slave factory chaplain, and sharity school teacher named Philip Quaque He is author of Old Calabar, The Diary of Antera Duke: Oxford University Press, Wntera the kin and dependents of local merchants, such as Antera Duke, were used as pawns as security for goods extended on credit, the Ekpe society was essential both in assuring that debts were paid and in protecting those held as pawns from being taken off the coast and sold as slaves in the Americas.
Behrendt, Latham and Northrup explain why a new edition is necessary, in light of recent scholarship and the extensive research that has now been done on the slave trade in the Bight of Biafra dike the eighteenth angera. In a series of figures, the authors reconstruct the cycles of the slave trade at Old Calabar, in which diarg identify specific merchants and officials and provide details on commercial transactions and the value of trade.
His diary, written in trade English from tois a candid account of dke life in an African community at the height of Calabar’s overseas commerce. As a result, when their works are carefully studied, they have the potential to affect some of our anhera longstanding historical assumptions—in this case, about the evolution of Massai identity.
Two of these sources were written by West African peoples themselves, while the third was written by a European man yet based off of his interactions with a Anttera African.
View freely available titles: University of Rochester Press, Duke and his family were prominent Efik members in an African-British slave-trading network based in Duke Town. It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide.
The Diary of Antera Duke, an Eighteenth-Century African Slave Trader
A leader in late eighteenth-century Old Calabar, a cluster diagy 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. 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.
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. Antera Duke was born around in Old Calabar in what is today southeastern Nigeria.
They ddiary 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. Du Bois, and Manning Marable. In the chapter that examines the slave trade at Old Calabar, Behrendt, Latham and Northrup provide an overview that spans the period from tothereby putting the extracts of the s into perspective.
Becoming Michelle Obama Inbunden. It is with diarry view in mind that we turn to our three readings from the eighteenth century.
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. It provides a unique, firsthand perspective of the Atlantic slave trade, and is a book to which I will return frequently.