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The Resource Atlantic bonds : a nineteenth-century odyssey from America to Africa, Lisa A. Lindsay

Atlantic bonds : a nineteenth-century odyssey from America to Africa, Lisa A. Lindsay

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Atlantic bonds : a nineteenth-century odyssey from America to Africa
Title
Atlantic bonds
Title remainder
a nineteenth-century odyssey from America to Africa
Statement of responsibility
Lisa A. Lindsay
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Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "A decade before the American Civil War, James Churchwill Vaughan (1828-93) set out to fulfill his formerly enslaved father's dying wish: that he should leave his home in South Carolina for a new life in Africa. He traveled first to Liberia, then with Southern Baptist missionaries to "Yoruba country." Over the next forty years in today's southwestern Nigeria, Vaughan was taken captive, served as a military sharpshooter, built and re-built a livelihood, led a revolt against white racism, and founded a family of activists"--
  • "A decade before the American Civil War, James Churchwill Vaughan (1828-1893) set out to fulfill his formerly enslaved father's dying wish that he should leave America to start a new life in Africa. Over the next forty years, Vaughan was taken captive, fought in African wars, built and rebuilt a livelihood, and led a revolt against white racism, finally becoming a successful merchant and the founder of a wealthy, educated, and politically active family. Tracing Vaughan's journey from South Carolina to Liberia to several parts of Yorubaland (present-day southwestern Nigeria), Lisa Lindsay documents this "free" man's struggle to find economic and political autonomy in an era when freedom was not clear and unhindered anywhere for people of African descent. In a tour de force of historical investigation on two continents, Lindsay tells a story of Vaughan's survival, prosperity, and activism against a seemingly endless series of obstacles. By following Vaughan's transatlantic journeys and comparing his experiences to those of his parents, contemporaries, and descendants in Nigeria and South Carolina, Lindsay reveals the expansive reach of slavery, the ambiguities of freedom, and the surprising ways that Africa, rather than America, offered new opportunities for people of African descent."--Publisher's description
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Biography type
individual biography
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Lindsay, Lisa A
Dewey number
  • 966.9/201092
  • B
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • genealogical tables
Index
index present
LC call number
CT2528.V38
LC item number
L56 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
H. Eugene and Lillian Youngs Lehman series
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  • Vaughan, James Churchwill
  • African Americans
  • Back to Africa movement
  • Vaughan, James Churchwill
  • University of South Alabama
  • Autonomie
  • Lebensführung
  • Schwarze
  • Sklaverei
  • Liberia
  • Nigeria
  • African Americans
  • Back to Africa movement
  • Southwest Nigeria
Label
Atlantic bonds : a nineteenth-century odyssey from America to Africa, Lisa A. Lindsay
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-299) 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
Contents
Scipio Vaughan's South Carolina -- Leaving home -- The love of liberty -- Troubled times in Yorubaland -- Reconstructions -- Vaughan's rebellion -- Afterlives
Control code
952943085
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9781469631127
Lccn
2016030096
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026858862
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, genealogical tables
System control number
(OCoLC)952943085
Label
Atlantic bonds : a nineteenth-century odyssey from America to Africa, Lisa A. Lindsay
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-299) 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
Contents
Scipio Vaughan's South Carolina -- Leaving home -- The love of liberty -- Troubled times in Yorubaland -- Reconstructions -- Vaughan's rebellion -- Afterlives
Control code
952943085
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
312 pages
Isbn
9781469631127
Lccn
2016030096
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026858862
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, genealogical tables
System control number
(OCoLC)952943085

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