Abina and the Important Men

A Graphic History


Author: Trevor R. Getz,Liz Clarke

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0190238747

Category: Sex crimes

Page: 240

View: 6133

Winner of the James Harvey Robinson Prize from the American Historical Association--and widely acclaimed by educators and students--Abina and the Important Men, Second Edition, is a compelling and powerfully illustrated "graphic history" based on an 1876 court transcript of a West African woman named Abina, who was wrongfully enslaved and took her case to court. The book is a microhistory that does much more than simply depict an event in the past; it uses the power of illustration to convey important themes in world history and to reveal the processes by which history is made. The story of Abina Mansah--a woman "without history" who was wrongfully enslaved, escaped to British-controlled territory, and then took her former master to court--takes place in the complex world of the Gold Coast at the onset of late nineteenth-century colonialism. Slavery becomes a contested ground, as cultural practices collide with an emerging wage economy and British officials turn a blind eye to the presence of underpaid domestic workers in the households of African merchants. The main scenes of the story take place in the courtroom, where Abina strives to convince a series of "important men"--a British judge, two Euro-African attorneys, and a jury of local leaders--that her experiences and perceptions matter. "Am I free?" Abina inquires. Throughout both the court case and the flashbacks that dramatically depict her life in servitude, both the defendants and members of the court strive to "silence" Abina and to impose their own understandings and meanings upon her. The story seems to conclude with the short-term success of the "important men," as Abina loses her case. But it doesn't end there: Abina is eventually redeemed. Her testimony is uncovered in the dusty archives by Trevor Getz and, through Liz Clarke's illustrations, becomes a graphic history read by people around the world. In this way, the reader takes an active part in the story along with the illustrator, the author, and Abina herself. Following the graphic history in Part I, Parts II-V provide detailed historical context for the story, a reading guide that reconstructs and deconstructs the methods used to interpret the story, and strategies for using Abina in various classroom settings. This second edition features a new gender-rich section, Part V: Engaging Abina, which explores Abina's life and narrative as a woman. Focusing on such important themes as the relationship between slavery and gender in pre-colonial Akan society, the role of marriage in Abina's experience, colonial paternalism, and the meaning of cloth and beads in her story, this section also includes a debate on whether or not Abina was a slave, with contributions by three award-winning scholars--Antoinette Burton, Sandra Greene, and Kwasi Konadu--each working from different perspectives. The second edition includes new, additional testimony that was rediscovered in the National Archives of Ghana, which is also reflected in the graphic history section.

Das Komplott

die wahre Geschichte der Protokolle der Weisen von Zion


Author: Will Eisner

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783421058935


Page: 150

View: 1651



Author: Joe Sacco

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783037311332


Page: 176

View: 4207

Graphic Novels and Comics in the Classroom

Essays on the Educational Power of Sequential Art


Author: Carrye Kay Syma,Robert G. Weiner

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786459131

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 296

View: 5642

Sequential art combines the visual and the narrative in a way that readers have to interpret the images with the writing. Comics make a good fit with education because students are using a format that provides active engagement. This collection of essays is a wide-ranging look at current practices using comics and graphic novels in educational settings, from elementary schools through college. The contributors cover history, gender, the use of specific graphic novels, practical application and educational theory.

A Companion to World History


Author: Douglas Northrop

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118305477

Category: History

Page: 640

View: 4227

A Companion to World History presents over 30 essays from an international group of historians that both identify continuing areas of contention, disagreement, and divergence in world and global history, and point to directions for further debate. Features a diverse cast of contributors that include established world historians and emerging scholars Explores a wide range of topics and themes, including and the practice of world history, key ideas of world historians, the teaching of world history and how it has drawn upon and challenged "traditional" teaching approaches, and global approaches to writing world history Places an emphasis on non-Anglophone approaches to the topic Considers issues of both scholarship and pedagogy on a transnational, interregional, and world/global scale

The Long Nineteenth Century, 1750-1914

Crucible of Modernity


Author: Trevor R. Getz

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 1474270549

Category: History

Page: 256

View: 8705

The Long Nineteenth Century, 1750-1914 is a global history textbook with a difference. It is a guide for students to the actions and experiences by which communities and individuals in different parts of the world constructed, contested, and were affected by major trends and events in the global past. The book explores the global history of the 19th century holistically. Its content is framed in chapters that tackle themes rather than geographic regions or chronological sub-divisions. Moreover, in order to connect human experiences and perspectives with global trends and events, each chapter – whether it focuses on politics or religion, economics or environment – is underpinned by an approach emphasizes social and cultural history. Through its pages, students critically encounter important global trends and key events from the Industrial Revolution to the Taiping Heavenly Kingdom. The book ends with an epilogue on the First World War that brings all of the themes of the volume together in one place and also provides a segue into the mid-20th century.


Statistische Grundlagen, theoretische Fundierung und Orientierungsbasis für die politische Praxis


Author: Jochen Diekmann,Wolfgang Eichhammer,Anja Neubert,Heilwig Rieke,Barbara Schlomann,Hans-Joachim Ziesing

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3662116758

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 359

View: 4000

Energie-Effizienz-Indikatoren sind Kennziffern zur Beschreibung der energiewirtschaftlichen Entwicklung. Durch die Verknüpfung energiestatistischer Daten mit ökonomischen oder physikalischen Bezugsgrößen können sie dazu beitragen, die Entwicklung des Energieverbrauchs zu erklären und international zu vergleichen. Von besonderem Interesse ist dabei die Frage, in welchem Maße die Verbrauchsentwicklung auf wirtschaftliches Wachstum, auf Strukturwandel und auf Verbesserungen der Energieeffizienz zurückzuführen ist. Im Auftrag des Bundesministeriums für Wirtschaft und Technologie ist untersucht worden, welche Rolle solche Indikatoren im Rahmen einer marktwirtschaftlich orientierten Energiepolitik grundsätzlich spielen können und wie deren Aussagefähigkeit hinsichtlich statistischer Methoden und Daten zu beurteilen ist. Anhand ausgewählter Indikatoren für einzelne Sektoren wird die Entwicklung des Energieverbrauchs in Deutschland differenziert analysiert.

Entwicklung der Gentherapie

Stellungnahme für Grundsatzfragen der Genforschung, Mitteilung 5


Author: Senatskommission für Grundsatzfragen der Genforschung

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527610537

Category: Science

Page: 88

View: 5166

Seit die DFG im Jahre 1995 eine erste Stellungnahme zum Thema Gentherapie veröffentlichte, hat sich dieses Forschungsfeld ernorm weiterentwickelt. Diese neue Stellungnahme zeigt nun die aktuellen Themen und Perspektiven der gentherapeutischen Forschung auf.



Author: Marguerite Abouet,Clément Oubrerie

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783956400018


Page: 354

View: 1976

Europa im Zeitalter der Weltkriege

die Entfesselung und Entgrenzung der Gewalt


Author: Volker Rolf Berghahn

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783596601561

Category: Political violence

Page: 204

View: 6113

Ich hörte den Vogel rufen


Author: Sally Morgan,Elisabeth Strohscheidt-Funken

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783293201552


Page: 442

View: 6535

The Great Hanoi Rat Hunt

Empire, Disease, and Modernity in French Colonial Vietnam


Author: Michael G. Vann

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780190602697

Category: Hanoi (Vietnam)

Page: 288

View: 9158

"Tells the darkly humorous story of the French colonial state's failed efforts to impose its vision of modernity upon the colonial city of Hanoi, Vietnam. This book offers a case study in the history of imperialism, highlighting the racialized economic inequalities of empire, colonization as a form of modernization, and industrial capitalism's creation of a radical power differential between "the West and the rest." On a deeper level, The Great Hanoi Rat Hunt will engage the contradictions unique to the French Third Republic's colonial "civilizing mission," the development of Vietnamese resistance to French rule, the history of disease, and aspects of environmental history"--

Waltz with Bashir


Author: Ari Folman,Daṿid Polonsḳi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783866158696


Page: 121

View: 794