ISBN-10: 0815353960

ISBN-13: 9780815353966

Nineteenth-century Sierra Leone provided a distinct state of affairs traditionally because the point of interest of early abolitionist efforts, cost inside West Africa by way of westernized Africans, and a quick demographic bring up throughout the judicial emancipation of Liberated Africans. inside this advanced and sometimes unstable surroundings, the voices and reports of youngsters were tricky to track and to keep on with. Enslaved youngsters traditionally are a difficult narrative to focus on because of their comparative vulnerability. This ebook deals newly transcribed facts and fills in a lacuna within the scholarship of early Sierra Leone and the Atlantic international. It offers a story of youngsters as they skilled a collection of conditions which have been distinctive and demanding to abolitionist historiography, and demonstrates how every one component to that state of affairs arose through interpreting the wealthy documentary proof. by way of featuring the knowledge in addition to the members whose lives have been tormented by the undertaking colleges (both as instructor or student) this examine has sought to be as whole as attainable. Underlying the extra educational tone is a acceptance of the person humanity of either academics and scholars whose lives jointly formed this early part within the background of Sierra Leone. The missionaries who created the files from which this learn arises all died in Sierra Leone after having profound affects at the lives of many countless numbers of scholars. Their scholars went directly to develop into vital ancient figures either in the neighborhood and all through West Africa. no longer all rose to prominence, and the booklet reconstructs the lives of scholars who grew to become neighborhood tradespeople as well as those that had a better social stature. This ebook makes an attempt to supply research with no forgetting the elemental human trajectories which this fabric encompasses.

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