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The Dutch in Seventeenth-Century Senegambia and the Emergence of Papiamentu

BART JACOBS

in Brokers of Change: Atlantic Commerce and Cultures in Pre-Colonial Western Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265208
eISBN:
9780191754180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265208.003.0009
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

This chapter explores the presence of the first Dutch West India Company (WIC) in 17th-century Senegambia, particularly in the Petite Côte region. The WIC's activity in this part of Upper Guinea is ... More


Slavery, Society, and the First Steps Towards an Atlantic Revolution in Western Africa (Fifteenth–Sixteenth Centuries)

ANTÓNIO DE ALMEIDA MENDES

in Brokers of Change: Atlantic Commerce and Cultures in Pre-Colonial Western Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265208
eISBN:
9780191754180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265208.003.0011
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

The chronological and geographical preferences of Atlantic researchers often produce historiographies cloistered in nationalisms and particularised cultural identities. The Portuguese expansion in ... More


‘A Commanding Commercial Position’: The African Settlement of Bolama Island and Anglo-Portuguese Rivalry (1830–1870)

PHILIP J. HAVIK

in Brokers of Change: Atlantic Commerce and Cultures in Pre-Colonial Western Africa

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265208
eISBN:
9780191754180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265208.003.0015
Subject:
History, World Early Modern History

The attempt to establish plantation agriculture on the island of Bolama by British settlers in the early 1790s triggered a scramble for West Africa's resources in the Guinea Bissau region. The ... More


Beyond Culture Wars: Reconnecting African and Jewish Diasporas in the Past and the Present

Toby Green

in African Athena: New Agendas

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780199595006
eISBN:
9780191731464
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199595006.003.0009
Subject:
Classical Studies, African History: BCE to 500CE

In this paper theoretical and historical connections between African and Jewish diasporas are explored through 17th century Senegambia. Building on the work of Gilroy (1993) and Clifford (1994), and ... More


The Walking Qur'an: Islamic Education, Embodied Knowledge, and History in West Africa

Rudolph T. Ware

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469614311
eISBN:
9781469614335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469614311.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

Spanning a thousand years of history—and bringing the story to the present through ethnographic fieldwork in Senegal, Gambia, and Mauritania—this book documents the profound significance of Qurʾan ... More


Education, Embodiment, and Epistemology

Rudolph T. Ware III

in The Walking Qur'an: Islamic Education, Embodied Knowledge, and History in West Africa

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469614311
eISBN:
9781469614335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469614311.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter presents an interdisciplinary exploration of the philosophy of knowledge behind Qurʾan schooling. It crafts a detailed historical ethnography of the institution in Senegambia in the ... More


The Book in Chains Slavery and Revolution in Senegambia, 1770–1890

Rudolph T. Ware III

in The Walking Qur'an: Islamic Education, Embodied Knowledge, and History in West Africa

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
September 2014
ISBN:
9781469614311
eISBN:
9781469614335
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469614311.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter focuses on the problem of the enslavement of huffāẓ (keepers) of the Qurʾan in Senegambia from the 1770s to the onset of French colonial rule in the 1880s. With clerics understood as ... More


The Clustering of African Ethnicities in the Americas

Gwendolyn Midlo Hall

in Slavery and African Ethnicities in the Americas: Restoring the Links

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829738
eISBN:
9781469605180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876862_hall.7
Subject:
History, African-American History

Although Africa is a huge continent with many different peoples, only some of them were involved in the Atlantic slave trade. During the first two centuries of the Atlantic slave trade, few enslaved ... More


Greater Senegambia/Upper Guinea

Gwendolyn Midlo Hall

in Slavery and African Ethnicities in the Americas: Restoring the Links

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9780807829738
eISBN:
9781469605180
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/9780807876862_hall.8
Subject:
History, African-American History

The earliest Atlantic slave trade began in the Greater Senegambia. This region was an important source of African slaves, who were shipped to the Americas for the rest of the eighteenth century. This ... More


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