Limit search to available items
Book Cover
Author Hanserd, Robert, author

Title Identity, spirit and freedom in the Atlantic world : the Gold Coast and the African diaspora / Robert Hanserd
Published New York : Routledge, 2019
Online access available from:
ProQuest Ebook Central    View Resource Record  
ProQuest Ebook Central Subscription    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource
Series Routledge African studies ; 31
Routledge African studies ; 31
Contents Wayward, haughty with spotted skin and disheveled hair: the life and history of Okomfo Anokye: c.1635-1720 -- A blockade from bullets: 1658-1681 -- The enshrinements of the Asante Sika Dwa (the golden stool) in 1701 and the Akyem Abuakwa Ofori stool at Akuapem 1733 -- Flaming projectiles: flash of spirit, Jamaica 1685-1739 -- Tacky and the rebels 1760-1765 and the Second Maroon War 1795-1796 -- The 1712 rebellion: "One conspirator was pregnant, her execution 'suspended' until the child was born" -- Doctor Harry and the Kromanti fly boys 1741 and a place to remember ancestors: 1741-1795
Summary This book applies oral, archival and other interdisciplinary evidence from West Africa and the Americas to analyses of new world Maroons, slaves and free blacks, examining a "Gold Coast" entrepot of Akan, Ga, Guan and other peoples in an Atlantic era of non-linear, mutable intersection of contested history and culture. Combining extant evidence with newer interdisciplinary insights to reconsider under-recognized histories and actors, Identity, Spirit and Freedom in the Atlantic World explores West African cosmologies, regional statecraft and socio-cultural practice, and the way they contributed to Atlantic ideas of freedom, identity and spirituality. Archival researches of British, Dutch and Danish Atlantic thoroughfares bring to light histories of royals, priests and others remade as captive laborers, Maroons and free blacks. Looking at Akwamu's overtaking of Great Accra, Jamaica's Maroon Wars, the 1712 Rebellion in New York and many other examples, this book explores the evolution of identity and spirituality in the diaspora of the Gold Coast and the Atlantic world. Identity, Spirit and Freedom in the Atlantic World will be of interest to scholars and students of African studies, the African diaspora, cultural studies and Atlantic and American history
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Robert Hanserd is an Assistant Professor of Atlantic and African History at Columbia College, Chicago, USA
Online resource ; title from PDF title page (viewed June 14, 2019)
Subject African diaspora
Africans -- Race identity -- America -- History
Africans -- America -- Ethnic identity -- History
Africans -- America -- Religion -- History
African diaspora.
Africans -- Race identity.
Africans -- Religion.
Civilization -- African influences.
HISTORY / Africa / West
HISTORY / Americas (North, Central, South, West Indies)
HISTORY / General
Politics and government.
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Discrimination & Race Relations
SOCIAL SCIENCE / Minority Studies
America -- Civilization -- African influences
Ghana -- Politics and government -- History
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 131510234X (electronic bk.)
1351591762 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket)
1351591770 (electronic bk. : EPUB)
1351591789 (electronic bk. : PDF)
9781315102344 (electronic bk.)
9781351591768 (electronic bk. : Mobipocket)
9781351591775 (electronic bk. : EPUB)
9781351591782 (electronic bk. : PDF)