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Posts about The Diary of Antera Duke written by Devin Leigh. The Diary of Antera Duke: An Eighteenth-Century African Slave Trader By Stephen Behrendt, A.J.H. Latham and David Northrup. Oxford: Oxford University Press. The diary of Antera Duke: an eighteenth‐century African slave trader – By Stephen D. Behrendt, A. John H. Latham, and David Northrup.

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Built on the Johns Hopkins University Campus. Antera Duke Antera Duke — circa Punishment aboard a slave ship, Academic Skip to main content. 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.

The Black Flame Trilogy: The introduction explores the history of the journal itself, from its discovery by William Valentine in the files of the Free Church of Scotland, Edinburgh, in and its subsequent loss in World War II, except for the excerpts published here.

The Negro The Oxford W. Among other works, he is author of Trade Without Rulers: Tag The Diary of Antera Duke. These innovative departures are epitomized by scholarship like that of Jan Vansina.

It provides a unique, firsthand perspective of the Atlantic slave trade, and is a book to which I will return frequently. Duke and his family were prominent Efik members in an African-British slave-trading network based in Duke Town.

A leader in late eighteenth-century Old Calabar, a cluster of 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.

Du Bois The Oxford W. 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. In this regard, their discussion of the Ekpe society, which operated through a masquerade depicted as a leopard, as the governing body of the vast commercial network that extended from Old Calabar into the interior.

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Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History. Du Bois, and Lawrence Bobo. Traders and local duks, like the Dukes, could mobilize powerful political, economicand military resources in their dealings with Europeans in the Atlantic economy.

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This website uses djke to ensure you get the best experience on our website. Because 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.

The Diary of Antera Duke: 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. 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 dhke than later historians were willing to concede.

Ebook This title is available as an ebook. Lovejoy The Diary of Antera Duke: Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

Behrendt, Latham and Northrup explain why a new edition is necessary, duks light of recent scholarship and the extensive research that has now been done on the slave trade in the Bight of Biafra in the eighteenth century. A leader in late eighteenth-century Old Calabar, a cluster of 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.

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

Inspired by the innovative methods of anthropologists like Vansina and the cogent critiques of philosophers like Mudimbe, many scholars of Africa are starting to revisit the historical potential of documentary source materials, especially when these materials are interpreted in ajtera ways. Du Bois, and John K. Since British merchants were virtually the only Du Bois, and Saidya Hartman.

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Behrendt, Latham and Northrup have provided an invaluable overview of Calabar history and the slave trade in an introduction of pages, including notes. Project MUSE Mission Project MUSE promotes the creation and dissemination of essential humanities and social science resources through collaboration with libraries, publishers, and scholars worldwide.

Sorry, your blog cannot share posts by email. Du Bois, and Wilson J. As a result, when their diarh are carefully studied, they have the potential to affect some of our most longstanding historical assumptions—in this case, about the evolution of Massai identity.

Du Bois, and Glenda Carpio. Dark Princess The Oxford W. Latham and David Northrup. They explore 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. Taken together, these three documentary sources not only represent different regions of Africa but also different experiences with the slave trade and different genres of diagy.

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. University of Wisconsin Press, His writings reveal how life for those trading humans was full of the same joys and pleasures, tragedies and pains that people everywhere have felt throughout history.

In lieu of an abstract, here is a brief excerpt of the content: In his diary, Antera Duke ca. In his diary, Antera Duke ca. October 4, 1. British abolitionists used this and other images to highlight the inhumanity of the slave trade in Calabar, where Antera Duke operated his enterprise.

Particularly important is the discovery that British merchants operated cooperatively through the offices of a senior merchant, who in the due was Captain Patrick Fairweather ca. University of Rochester Press,