Individual lives in a specific region and period, a part of East Central Africa before and after 1900, occupy the foreground of this book. What is most revealing is the evidence of consciousness and changing circumstances in the decades before World War One as people went from slavery to some sort of freedom. North America: Lilian Barber Press
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...the six life stories are lively, illustrative, and very well woven by Wright into an overall reconstruction... - R.I. Rotberg in CHOICE Marcia Wright adds to knowledge of precolonial gender inequities with her accounts of enslaved women... - Margaret Snyder in CHOICE Wright's approach is deceptively simple, yet its implications challenge many of the underlying assumptions with which historians interpret slavery, emancipation and colonial conquest. - Jonathon Glassman in JOURNAL OF AFRICAN HISTORY Marcia Wright has written about ex-slave women of the Nyasa-Tanganyika corridor region for many years. In this book she brings it all together in a whole that far exceeds the sum of the parts. Set in sequence and illuminated by years of reflection, these studies offer an unrivalled picture of women's lives and an authoritative statement of the implications of major social and political change. This book is important to students of autobiography and narrative, to historians of colonialism, gender, and social change. - Terence Ranger, Rhodes Professor of Race Relations in the University of Oxford
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Descrizione libro James Currey, 1993. Paperback. Condizione libro: Brand New. 256 pages. In Stock. Codice libro della libreria zk0852557078