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Title:Replenishing history: new directions to historical research in the 21st century in Ghana
Editors:Sapong, Nana Yaw B.
Pohl, J. OttoISNI
Year:2014
Issue:4
Pages:193
Language:English
Series:University of Ghana readers, Arts & humanities series
City:Oxfordshire
Publisher:Ayebia Clarke Publishing Limited
ISBN:099284360X; 9780992843601
Geographic term:Ghana
Subjects:colonial history
memory
cultural heritage
migration
diasporas
slavery
historiography
Abstract:The contributors to this volume reflect on more than fifty years of historical research carried out at the University of Ghana. This volume includes papers written in the course of these fifty years. The contributors aim to move away from what they see as ''Eurocentric'' and ''colonial'' history writing. The contributions mostly focus on the 19th and 20th century and particular attention is paid to how history is imagined, characterized and memorialized. In doing so, they consider a wide range of issues: the position of the historian in Ghanaian society, remembering and documenting slavery, student radicalism, migration, fashion, architecture and violent conflicts. Contributions: Charting a course for the historian's craft in Ghana (D. E. K. Baku, N. Y. B. Sapong, C. Amoah-Boampong); Slavery monuments and the problems of memory in Ghana and Haiti (J. K. Adjaye); Blacks and the holocaust: a study of black experience in Germany's Third Reich (C. Amoah-Boampong); Students at the barricades: the 1960s and the revival of student radicalism in Ghana (N. Y. B. Sapong); Ghana and the making of the African diaspora (C. K. Fergus); The invention of belonging among rural migrants in Asante (C. Amoah-Boampong, M. Duah); The old fashioned gives way to the new: women's fashion and independence in Ghana, 1950s-1960 (A. K. Opong); ''Wo Minya Adabraka woyamo gbe'' (We're going to Adabraka to secure a space): Gă architectural and urban authenticity and colonial urban planning in Accra, c. 1887-1908 (H. W. von Hesse); The Smith household: cultural politics, trade and slavery in a nineteenth-century Euro-African family (V.E. Smith); Is there a black Eurasia? Ghanaian and other diasporic African populations in the USSR in comparative perspective (J. Otto Pohl); From labour gateway to terrorist shelter: the shifting meanings and implications of the Angolan-Congolese border in the diamondiferous region, 1917-1975 (T. Cleveland). [ASC Leiden abstract]
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