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The Resource The Amistad revolt : memory, slavery, and the politics of identity in the United States and Sierra Leone, Iyunolu Folayan Osagie

The Amistad revolt : memory, slavery, and the politics of identity in the United States and Sierra Leone, Iyunolu Folayan Osagie

Label
The Amistad revolt : memory, slavery, and the politics of identity in the United States and Sierra Leone
Title
The Amistad revolt
Title remainder
memory, slavery, and the politics of identity in the United States and Sierra Leone
Statement of responsibility
Iyunolu Folayan Osagie
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • The story of the 1839 revolt on the Amistad slave-ship gained new prominence with Steven Spielberg's 1997 film, which helped make the American public more aware of how the history of slavery has defined racism in the United States. As Iyunolu Folaydn Osagie shows, the perspective for someone born in Sierra Leone is markedly different. Osagie digs deeply into the story to show the historical and contemporary relevance of the incident and its subsequent trials and how they together contributed to the construction of identity in both Africa and the African American diaspora
  • Drawing on newspaper articles, lectures, drama, visual art, and the Spielberg film, Osagie evaluates the relationship between popular art forms, the incident itself, and cultural movements. Osagie shows that the Amistad case generated public sympathy and created a major shift in northern U.S. attitudes toward slavery and that the case played a key role in the construction of a national identity in Sierra Leone, where even the current political situation reflects the Amistad commemoration
  • The Amistad Revolt is an intriguing, cross-disciplinary study and the first book-length work of comparative African and American cultural criticism. Offering a wealth of insights to scholars while remaining accessible to general readers, Osagie's study clearly shows how creative arts have confirmed the significance of the Amistad revolt in contemporary racial discourse and in the cultural memories of both countries
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1960-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Osagie, Iyunolu Folayan
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
E447
LC item number
.O73 2000
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Amistad (Schooner)
  • Slave insurrections
  • African Americans
  • Group identity
  • Memory
  • Memory
  • Freedmen
  • Group identity
Label
The Amistad revolt : memory, slavery, and the politics of identity in the United States and Sierra Leone, Iyunolu Folayan Osagie
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [161]-174) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
43118278
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 180 pages
Isbn
9780820322247
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99087625
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
The Amistad revolt : memory, slavery, and the politics of identity in the United States and Sierra Leone, Iyunolu Folayan Osagie
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [161]-174) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
43118278
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xvii, 180 pages
Isbn
9780820322247
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
99087625
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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