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The Resource Free Slaves, Freetown, and the Sierra Leonean Civil War, by Joseph Kaifala, (electronic resource)

Free Slaves, Freetown, and the Sierra Leonean Civil War, by Joseph Kaifala, (electronic resource)

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Free Slaves, Freetown, and the Sierra Leonean Civil War
Title
Free Slaves, Freetown, and the Sierra Leonean Civil War
Statement of responsibility
by Joseph Kaifala
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
This book is a historical narrative of Sierra Leone from the mid-fifteenth century to the end of its civil war in 2002. It entails the history of Sierra Leone from its days as a slave harbor through to its founding as a home for free slaves and toward its political independence and civil war. In 1462, the country was discovered by a Portuguese explorer, Pedro de Sintra, who named it Serra Lyoa (Lion Mountains). The country later became a hub for the Transatlantic Slave Trade. At the end of slavery in England, Sierra Leone was chosen as a home for the Black Poor, free slaves in England after the Somerset ruling. The Black Poor were joined by the Nova Scotians, African-Americans who fought with the British during the American Revolution, the Maroons, rebellious slaves from Jamaica, and Recaptives, freed in enforcement of British antislavery laws. Freetown became a British colony in 1808 and Sierra Leone obtained political independence from Britain in 1961. The development of the country was derailed by the death of its first Prime Minister, Sir Milton Margai, and thirty years after independence the country collapsed into a brutal civil war. This book is a historical narrative covering these periods in Sierra Leonean history.--
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Kaifala, Joseph
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Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
  • Springer eBooks
  • African Histories and Modernities
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  • History
  • Africa
  • Imperialism
  • Labor
  • World politics
  • Africa
Label
Free Slaves, Freetown, and the Sierra Leonean Civil War, by Joseph Kaifala, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Discovery of Sierra Leone -- 2. The Ethnic Makeover -- 3. Granville Sharp’s Fight to Free the Slaves- 4. Free Slaves in Freetown -- 5. War & Peace in Freetown -- 6. The Amistad Saga -- 7. The Hut Tax War -- 8. Post-Colonial Political Fiasco -- 9. RUF Invasion and the First NPRC Military Coup -- 10. Second NPRC Military Coup and Elections Before Peace -- 11. The AFRC Military Coup -- 12. AFRC/RUF Invasion of Freetown and the Lomé Peace Accord -- 13. Flames of Peace
Control code
978-1-349-94854-3
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XVI, 345 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781349948543
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-349-94854-3
Other physical details
4 illustrations
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)964384110
Label
Free Slaves, Freetown, and the Sierra Leonean Civil War, by Joseph Kaifala, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Antecedent source
mixed
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
not applicable
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. Discovery of Sierra Leone -- 2. The Ethnic Makeover -- 3. Granville Sharp’s Fight to Free the Slaves- 4. Free Slaves in Freetown -- 5. War & Peace in Freetown -- 6. The Amistad Saga -- 7. The Hut Tax War -- 8. Post-Colonial Political Fiasco -- 9. RUF Invasion and the First NPRC Military Coup -- 10. Second NPRC Military Coup and Elections Before Peace -- 11. The AFRC Military Coup -- 12. AFRC/RUF Invasion of Freetown and the Lomé Peace Accord -- 13. Flames of Peace
Control code
978-1-349-94854-3
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (XVI, 345 pages)
File format
multiple file formats
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Use of this electronic resource may be governed by a license agreement which restricts use to the European University Institute community. Each user is responsible for limiting use to individual, non-commercial purposes, without systematically downloading, distributing, or retaining substantial portions of information, provided that all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials are retained. The use of software, including scripts, agents, or robots, is generally prohibited and may result in the loss of access to these resources for the entire European University Institute community
Isbn
9781349948543
Level of compression
uncompressed
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other control number
10.1057/978-1-349-94854-3
Other physical details
4 illustrations
Quality assurance targets
absent
Reformatting quality
access
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)964384110

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