West Indians in West Africa, 1808-1880
Title Details

270 Pages

22.8 x 15.2 cm

Series: Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora

Series Vol. Number: 8

Imprint: University of Rochester Press

West Indians in West Africa, 1808-1880

The African Diaspora in Reverse

by Nemata Blyden

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A history of the West Indians who migrated to Sierra Leone from the Caribbean after the abolition of slavery in 1807.

An examination of the trans-oceanic migration of West Indians from the Caribbean to Sierra Leone in the decades following the abolition of slavery in the British colonies in 1807. The West Indians who immigrated to Sierra Leone during this period came to occupy many positions in the colonial government of the colony, and, in time, they were an important [although not always liked] minority. Nemata Blyden is a Professor in the School of Arts and Humanities, University of Texas at Dallas.
"Greatly expands previous works. . . skillful use of incidents whatbiography. . . compelling." CHOICE
"This book is a useful addition to diaspora studies and Sierra Leone history." INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF AFRICAN HISTORICAL STUDIES
"Blyden's work throws new light on some familiar questions of imperial history, and on continuing debates about race and class, ethnicity and identity." JOURNAL OF IMPERIAL AND COMMONWEALTH HISTORY
"Well written and an important contribution to Diaspora, Atlantic, and migration studies. . . Both generalists and experts will find it extremely useful." INTERNATIONAL MIGRATION REVIEW
"Richly documented chapters. . . [a] pioneering review." AMERICAN HISTORICAL REVIEW

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9781580460460

October 2000

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Title Details

270 Pages

2.28 x 1.52 cm

Series: Rochester Studies in African History and the Diaspora

Series Vol. Number: 8

Imprint: University of Rochester Press