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The Resource Abina and the important men : a graphic history, Trevor R. Getz, Liz Clarke

Abina and the important men : a graphic history, Trevor R. Getz, Liz Clarke

Label
Abina and the important men : a graphic history
Title
Abina and the important men
Title remainder
a graphic history
Statement of responsibility
Trevor R. Getz, Liz Clarke
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This is an 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 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, a wealthy African country "gentleman," and a jury of local leaders --that her rights matter
Summary
Abina and the Important Men 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
Tone
Writing style
Illustration
Award
Children’s Africana Book Awards, Older Readers, 2013.
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10103119
Cataloging source
IEN/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Getz, Trevor R
Dewey number
306.362092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
KRX46.M36
LC item number
G48 2012
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1982-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Clarke, Liz
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mansah, Abina
  • Slavery
  • Women slaves
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
a graphic history
Label
Abina and the important men : a graphic history, Trevor R. Getz, Liz Clarke
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The graphic history. Abina awakes ; The breaking of the beads ; The truth ; Life at Quamina Eddoo's house ; He did nothing good for me ; Abina silenced, Abina redeemed -- The Transcript -- Historical context. The Gold Coast, ca. 1876 ; The British civilizing mission ; The civilizing mission in the Gold Coast ; Slavery in the Gold Coast ; The Atlantic slave trade and abolition ; Abina Mansah and the important men -- Reading guide. Whose story is this? ; Is this a "true" story? ; Is this "authentic" history? -- Abina in the classroom. Abina for the world history classroom ; Abina for the African history/African studies classroom ; Abina and colonialism ; Abina and the history of slavery ; Gendering Abina's story
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xix, 179 p.
Isbn
9780199844395
Lccn
2011031033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)743432533
Label
Abina and the important men : a graphic history, Trevor R. Getz, Liz Clarke
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The graphic history. Abina awakes ; The breaking of the beads ; The truth ; Life at Quamina Eddoo's house ; He did nothing good for me ; Abina silenced, Abina redeemed -- The Transcript -- Historical context. The Gold Coast, ca. 1876 ; The British civilizing mission ; The civilizing mission in the Gold Coast ; Slavery in the Gold Coast ; The Atlantic slave trade and abolition ; Abina Mansah and the important men -- Reading guide. Whose story is this? ; Is this a "true" story? ; Is this "authentic" history? -- Abina in the classroom. Abina for the world history classroom ; Abina for the African history/African studies classroom ; Abina and colonialism ; Abina and the history of slavery ; Gendering Abina's story
Dimensions
26 cm
Extent
xix, 179 p.
Isbn
9780199844395
Lccn
2011031033
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
ill. (chiefly color)
System control number
(OCoLC)743432533

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