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The Rise of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade in Western Africa, 1300-1589 (African Studies): Toby Green

The region between the river Senegal and Sierra Leone saw the first trans-Atlantic slave trade in the sixteenth century. Drawing on many new sources, Toby Green challenges current quantitative approaches to the history of the slave trade. New data on … Continue reading

Digital Collections – Libraries – Northwestern University -Africa Maps

Digitized Africa Maps from the Africa Maps

COVID’s Wake-up Call: Are Western Governments Failing Their People? | Amanpour and Company

Amanpour and Company Sep 16, 2020 COVID-19 is reordering our priorities and raising questions about how we can build better societies. In their new book “The Wake-Up Call,” top journalists at Bloomberg News and The Economist seek answers by examining … Continue reading

Hurricane Sally brings ‘historic’ flooding to southeastern US

FRANCE 24 English Published on Sep 17, 2020 Hurricane Sally uprooted trees, flooded streets and cut power to hundreds of thousands of homes and businesses on Wednesday as it brought what the US National Hurricane Center called “historic and catastrophic” … Continue reading

Western reactions to Benin bronzes | Civilisations – BBC Two

BBC Apr 10, 2018 Subscribe and to OFFICIAL BBC YouTube https://bit.ly/2IXqEIn Stream original BBC programmes FIRST on BBC iPlayer https://bbc.in/2J18jYJ Programme website: http://bbc.in/2pqRjCx David Olusoga discusses Benin bronzes created from the 16th century in West Africa, and how these works … Continue reading

The Image of the Black in Western Art

Harvard University Press Dec 13, 2010 Harvard Professor Henry Louis Gates, Jr., describes The Image of the Black in Western Art, a project begun in the 1960s. Harvard University’s W.E.B. Du Bois Institute for African and African American Research and … Continue reading

The Image of the Black in Western Art | The Volumes

About the Books In the 1960s, as a response to segregation in the United States, the influential art patron Dominique de Menil began a research project and photo archive called The Image of the Black in Western Art. Now, fifty … Continue reading

Ouidah: The Social History of a West African Slaving Port, 1727–1892 (Western African Studies): Robin Law

Ouidah, an indigenous African town in the modern Republic of Benin, was the principal pre-colonial commercial centre of its region, and the second most important town of the Dahomey kingdom. It served as a major outlet for the export of … Continue reading

From the Wonders of Creation to the Holy Land: The Maps of the African & Middle Eastern Division

Library of Congress Library of Congress Chet Van Duzer’s analysis of four maps in the African and Middle Eastern Division at the Library of Congress included: the world map in a seventeenth-century manuscript of Ibn al-Wardi’s Kharidat al-‘Aja’ib wa Faridat … Continue reading

From the Wonders of Creation to the Holy Land: The Maps of the African & Middle Eastern Division

Library of Congress Chet Van Duzer’s analysis of four maps in the African and Middle Eastern Division at the Library of Congress included: the world map in a seventeenth-century manuscript of Ibn al-Wardi’s Kharidat al-‘Aja’ib wa Faridat al-Ghara’ib (The Pearl … Continue reading