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Du Bois The Oxford W. Latham, and David Northrup Written by a major African merchant at the height of Calabar’s overseas commerce, Antera Duke’s diary provides valuable information on Old Calabar’s economic activity both with other African businessmen and with European ship captains who arrived to trade for slaves, produce and provisions.

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The Diary of Antera Duke: Oxford University Press is a department of the University of Oxford. The essays trace the settlement and development of the towns that comprised Old Calabar and survey the community’s social and political structure, rivalries among families, sacrifices dike slaves, and witchcraft ordeals. In this regard, their discussion of the Ekpe society, which operated through a masquerade depicted as a leopard, as dyke governing body of the vast commercial network that extended from Old Calabar into the interior.

The Introduction also examines in detail the development of the produce trade at Old Calabar and the importance of ivory as a secondary commodity to enslaved Africans.

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As a result, when their works are carefully studied, they have the potential to affect some of our most longstanding historical assumptions—in this case, about the evolution of Massai identity. Lovejoy The Diary of Antera Duke: Du Bois, and Manning Marable. The early entry of Bristol merchants into the trade, and the subsequent supremacy of Liverpool, is examined in considerable qntera.


The Diary of Antera Duke, an Eighteenth-Century African Slave Trader

As the African philosopher V. University of Wisconsin Press, University of Rochester Press, Du Bois, and Werner Sollors.

In addition, the diary of a prominent Efik chief and slave trader named Antera Duke Ephrim constitutes the third source The introduction explores the history of the journal itself, from its discovery by William Valentine in the files of the Free Church of Scotland, Edinburgh, in and its subsequent loss in World War II, except for the excerpts published here.

Introductory essays set the stage for the Old Calabar of Antera Duke’s lifetime, explore the range of trades, from slaves to produce, in which he rose to prominence, and follow Antera on trading missions across an extensive commercial hinterland.

The Negro The Oxford W. A Brief History with Documents His writings reveal how life for those trading humans was full of the same joys and pleasures, tragedies and pains that people everywhere have felt throughout history.

The Diary of Antera Duke – The Zamani Reader

Taken together, these three documentary sources not only represent different regions of Africa but also different experiences with the slave trade and different genres of writing. If you would like to authenticate using a different subscribed institution that duie Shibboleth authentication or have your own login and password to Project MUSE, click ‘Authenticate’.

Du Bois, and Wilson J. It was through this network that Duke learned to speak and write pidgin English.


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Betting on the Africans Philip E. Because of the Diary and also surviving letters of other Old Calabar merchants, which the authors carefully and skillfully correlate with details from the account books and testimonies of British merchants, it is possible to gain a much clearer understanding of how trade operated and why Bristol and then Liverpool virtually dominated the trade there.

Traders and local leaders, like the Dukes, could mobilize powerful political, economicand military resources in their dealings with Europeans in the Atlantic economy. Because the kin and dependents of local merchants, such as Antera Duke, were used as pawns as security for goods extended on credit, the Ekpe society was essential both in assuring that debts were paid and in protecting those held as pawns from being taken off the coast and sold as slaves in the Americas.

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Du Bois, and Brent Hayes Edwards. Behrendt, Latham and Northrup explain why a new edition is necessary, in light of recent scholarship and the extensive research that has now been done on the slave trade in the Bight of Biafra in the eighteenth century.

In the chapter that examines the slave trade at Old Calabar, Behrendt, Latham and Northrup provide an overview that spans the period from tothereby putting the extracts of the s into perspective.