Acknowledgements Introduction 1. Amegashie Afeku of Keta: Priest and Political Advisor, Businessman and Slave Owner 2. Nyaho Tamakloe of Anlo: Of Chieftaincy and Slavery, of Politics and the Personal 3. Noah Yawo of Ho-Kpenoe: The Faith Journey of a Slave Owner 4. Concluding Thoughts Notes Bibliography Index
Sandra E. Greene is the Stephen '59 and Madeline '60 Professor of African History at Cornell University. She is author of Gender, Ethnicity and Social Change on the Upper Slave Coast, Sacred Sites and the Colonial Encounter (IUP) and West African Narratives of Slavery (IUP).
"Sandra E. Greene has provided a valuable service by painstakingly excavating the life stories of the three slaveholders featured in this book. They give flesh to key processes in the social history of West Africa: namely, the imposition of European colonialism, the formal abolition of slavery, and the influence of Christian missionaries." -Lisa A. Lindsay, author of Biography and the Black Atlantic "The fact that Sandra E. Greene has uncovered so much verifiable information about these three West African men from the late 19th century is a miracle of archival and oral tradition research. It is truly profound and buttressed by an ethical and methodological framework that reflects the best in historical practice." -Trevor R. Getz, author of Cosmopolitan Africa