The African-British Long Eighteenth Century : An Analysis of African-British Treaties, Colonial Economics, and Anthropological Discourse
This book traces the emergence of British colonial administration in West Africa during the long eighteenth century through analysis of colonial archival documents, such as the African-British Treaties and the Reports of the British Sierra Leone Company, and concludes with analysis of The Last Harmattan of Alusine Dunbar by Syl Cheney-Coker, a postcolonial novel that examines the eighteenth century period.
- Hardback | 216 pages
- 160.02 x 231.14 x 22.86mm | 453.59g
- 16 Mar 2009
- Lexington Books
- Lanham, MD, United States
- Illustrations, maps
In The African-British Long Eighteenth Century, Tcho Mbaimba Caulker has provided a vigorous study of the other side of the long eighteenth century, a history and culture beyond slavery, inside and outside empire. Delving deep into the often forgotten archive of Afri-British settlement in Sierra Leone, the author has written a work that will make Africa visible in the powerful narratives of modern identity on the colonial periphery. In this powerful book, Sierra Leone has found its rightful place in the narrative of the "Black Atlantic". -- Simon Gikandi, Robert Schirmer Professor of English, Princeton University The African-British Long Eighteenth Century marks an important paradigm shift at the intersections of colonial history, postcoloninal theory, and eighteenth-century studies. Exploring the discursive and material colonization of Sierra Leone by the British from the eighteenth century to the present, via the study of literature, history, cartography, and postcolonial theory this book re-tells the story of British colonialism from the perspective of Sierra Leone. -- Jyotsna G. Singh, Michigan State University
About Tcho Mbaimba Caulker
Tcho Mbaimba Caulker is a scholar/practitioner-in-residence at the University of New Haven, CT.
Table of contents
Chapter 1 Introduction: The African-British Long Eighteenth Century Chapter 2 Long Eighteenth-Century Fictive Literature and Filling Vacuum of Africa Chapter 3 British-African Treaty-Making and the Construction of a British Colonial State in Sierra Leone Chapter 4 Reading the British Sierra Leone Company: Colonial Economics and Moral Philosophy of the Long Eighteenth Century Chapter 5 Natural Science, Exploration, and the Colonial Project in West Africa Chapter 6 The Last Harmattan on Alusine Dunbar, and Bringing the Long Eighteenth-Century Archival Past into the Postcolonial Present Chapter 7 Epilogue: The African-British Long Eighteenth Century and Imagination