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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.

Du Bois, and Brent Hayes Edwards. In his diary, Antera Duke ca. It provides a unique, firsthand perspective of the Atlantic slave trade, and is a book to which I will return frequently.

It furthers the University’s objective of excellence in research, scholarship, and education by publishing worldwide. This edition reproduces Antera’s original trade-English diary with a translation into standard English on facing pages, along with extensive annotation.

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

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.

Choose your country or region Close. 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. Becoming Michelle Obama Inbunden. The Introduction also examines in detail the development of the produce trade at Old Calabar and the importance of ivory as a secondary commodity to enslaved Africans.

Traders and local leaders, like the Dukes, could mobilize powerful political, economicand military resources in their dealings with Europeans in the Atlantic economy. Duke and his family were prominent Efik members in an African-British slave-trading network based in Duke Town.


Du Bois, and Glenda Carpio. 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.

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An historian and anthropologist of Africa, Vansina devoted much of his career to developing a guide for fieldworkers who want to employ oral traditions as a primary source for understanding both the past and present of African societies.

Additionally, two of the sources appear as excerpts in Africa Rememberedan edited volume compiled by the historian Philip Curtin. Two of these sources diray written by West African peoples themselves, while the third was written by a European man yet based off of his diaary with a West African.

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Du Bois, and Evelyn Brooks Higginbotham. View freely available titles: Du Bois, and Saidya Hartman. Du Bois, and Lawrence Bobo. I am impressed with the way in which the edition has been handled, by the supplementary materials and the care that the authors have taken to present the diary and its context.

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As a result, when their works 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.

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 riary. This is a remarkable piece of scholarship that diaryy now become required reading for scholars and students interested in trans-Atlantic slavery and the importance of voice in African history.

Du Bois, and Wilson J. Introductory essays set 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.

Betting on the Africans Philip E. 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 siary and with European ship captains who arrived to trade for slaves, produce and provisions.


Finally, chapters taken from Sources and Methods in African Historycompiled by Toyin Falola and Christian Jennings, provide context for analyzing these narratives. Again, diagy Diary provides invaluable information that accords with details gleaned from British accounts.

Antera Duke was born around in Old Calabar in what is today southeastern Nigeria. Xntera by the innovative methods of anthropologists antega 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 new ways.

The Autobiography of W. A Brief History with Documents They are not just a medium to be turned to when written materials are unavailable. 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 writing.

They explore the importance of the diary in the reconstruction of duje 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.

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Tag The Diary of Antera Duke. The Diiary is the key to establishing a chronology for the eighteenth century as well as to understanding the key institutions of society and economy.

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Among other works, he is author of Trade Without Rulers: