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Title Slavery, memory and identity : national representations and global legacies / edited by Douglas Hamilton, Kate Hodgson and Joel Quirk.
Published London : Pickering & Chatto, c2012.
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 Floor3  HT871 .S549 2012    DUE 02-28-18
Description xii, 219 p. ; 16 cm.
Contents Introduction: Slavery, memory and identity: national representations and global legacies / Douglas Hamilton, Kate Hodgson, Joel Quirk -- 'A thoroughly national work': the politics of blame and European abolitionist identities / Kate Hodgson -- From slave quarters to wigwams: Native American slaveholding and the debate over civilization / Natalie Joy -- For civilization's sake: legal abolition of slavery in Nepal and Sierra Leone in a global perspective, 1920-30 / Sara Elmer, Christine Whyte -- The heritage of slavery and nation building: a Comparison of South Africa and Mauritius / Anne Eichmann -- Picturing slavery: the perils and promise of representations of slavery in the United States, the Bahamas and England / Jim Downs -- 'History must be re-written!': revisionist ambitions among West African slave descendants / Eric Hahonou, Lotte Pelckmans -- Contrapuntal memories of slavery and abolition in the French-speaking world / Charles Forsdick -- Public memory of slavery in Brazil / Ana Lucia Araújo -- Learning to remember and imagine slavery: the pedagogies of museum field trips in the representation of 'difficult' histories / Nikki Spalding -- Slavery and racism as the 'wrongs' of (European) history: reflections from a study on Portuguese textbooks / Marta Araújo, Silvia Rodríguez Maeso.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 167-207) and index.
Summary "This is the first book to explore national representations of slavery in an international comparative perspective. The essays in this collection evaluate the complex relationship between slavery and national identity by assessing the role of museums and other forms of commemoration. Contributions span a wide geographical range, covering Europe, North America, West and South Africa, the Indian Ocean and Asia. In using both chronological and geographical comparisons this work makes an innovative contribution to the growing literature on this dynamic area of research."--Back cover.
Subject Slavery -- Historiography -- Case studies.
Social history -- Cross-cultural studies.
Memorialization -- Cross-cultural studies.
Related Names Hamilton, Douglas J.
Hodgson, Kate.
Quirk, Joel.
ISBN 1848932251 (hbk.)
9781848932258 (hbk.)
9781848932265 (ebook)
184893226X (ebook)
OCLC number 781500521