Lose Your Mother by Saidiya Hartman

Full Title: Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along The Atlantic Slave Route
Author/Editor(s): Saidiya V Hartman
ISBN: 0374270821, 9780374270827
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Published Place: New York
Published/Copyright Year: 2007
Language: English
Physical Description: Illustrations included, 24 cm
LCCN: 2006029407
Edition: 1st Edition [View All Editions]
Number of pages: 270 (xi, 270 pages)
Categories:
Hartman, Saidiya V > Travel > Ghana
Slave Trade > Ghana > History
Historic Sites > Ghana
Ghana > Description And Travel
Ghana > History, Local


Content:
Prologue: The Path of Strangers
1 Afrotopia
2 Markets and Martyrs
3 The Family Romance
4 Come, Go Back, Child
5 The Tribe of the Middle Passage
6 So Many Dungeons
7 The Dead Book
8 Lose Your Mother
9 The Dark Days
10 The Famished Road
11 Blood Cowries
12 Fugitive Dreams.
In Lose Your Mother, Saidiya Hartman traces the history of the Atlantic slave trade by recounting a journey she took along a slave route in Ghana. Following the trail of captives from the hinterland to the Atlantic coast, Hartman reckons with the blank slate of her own genealogy and vividly dramatizes the effects of slavery on three centuries of African and African-American history. The slave, Hartman observes, is a stranger, one torn from family, home, and country. To lose your mother is to be severed from your kin, to forget your past, and to inhabit the world as an outsider, an alien. There are no known survivors of Hartman's lineage, no relatives in Ghana whom she came hoping to find. She is a stranger in search of strangers, and this fact leads her into intimate engagements with the people she encounters along the way and draws her deeper into the heartland of slavery. She passes through the holding cells of military forts and castles, the ruins of towns and villages devastated by the trade, and the fortified settlements built to repel predatory armies and kidnappers. In artful passages of historical portraiture, she shows us an Akan prince who granted the Portuguese permission to build the first permanent trading fort in West Africa, a girl murdered aboard a slave ship, and a community of fugitives seeking a haven from slave raiders. Book jacket.
Includes information on abolition, Atlantic slave trade, castles, children, cowrie shells, Isaac Cruikshank, Ottohab Cugoano, death disease, dungeons, Dutch slave trade, Elmina, Elmina Castle, Europe, female slaves, France, genealogy, Ghana, Gold Coast, Great Britain, Martin Luther King, Jr., male slaves, Kwame Nkrumah, Portugese slave trade, race, racism, rape, ruling class, Salaga, slavery, tourism, United States, violence, etc.

Notes:
Includes bibliographical references (p. [237]-258) and index.

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ISBNPlus ID: LOC.V35.391662-1-481685
Other ID: 71312800(OCLC)
Nature: Bibliographies
Form: Nonfiction
LC Call No: DT510.2 .H375 2007
Dewey Decimal: 306.3/6209667
Released Date: 20070612

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APA Style:
Hartman, S.V. (2007). Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along The Atlantic Slave Route. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux.

MLA Style:
Hartman, Saidiya V. Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along The Atlantic Slave Route. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007. Print.

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Hartman, Saidiya V. Lose Your Mother: A Journey Along The Atlantic Slave Route. New York: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2007.