THE WOMAN WHO BROUGHT DOWN THE KING OF WASSA

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THE WOMAN WHO BROUGHT DOWN THE KING OF WASSA

Lecture by Trevor Getz, Prize Winning Author and Professor, Dept. of History, San Francisco State Univ.

Monday, February 20, 2017
8:00am-4:00pm
108 Reed Hall
Intended Audience(s): Public
Categories: Lectures & Seminars

Slavery and marriage were two sites of contestation around which early colonial Gold Coast society rearranged itself under British rule. In fact, the two were frequently entangled in olicy and practice. Many women (and some men) who appeared before the colonial courts as litigants in slave-trading and enslavement cases used the oppoertunity to make claims to be wives and husbands, to modify their status within their marriages, to escape their spouses, or to choose new partners. Studying these entanglements can give us insights into the nature of colonialism and emancipationas well as the opportunities and limits of post-emancipation life and livelihood.

For more information, contact:
Naaborko Sackeyfio-Lenoch
6-2365

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