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Sanneh's book take us over familiar ground in revealing ways. Abolitionist Abroad revisits the founding of Sierra Leone, the formation of Liberia, and the mission efforts of African Americans and Africans, such as Olaudah Equiano, Samuel Ajayi Crothwer, Paul Cuffee, and Edward Blyden. Sanneh reminds his readers of the Christian world view that the men and women held. Evangelical Christianity draped the world view of many American ex-slaves and West African recaptives.

Sanneh's protagonists set out to establish in West Africa colonies founded on equal rights and opportunity for personal enterprise, communities that would be. .Lamin Sanneh was born in a tiny river town in Gambia on May 24, 1942

Sanneh's protagonists set out to establish in West Africa colonies founded on equal rights and opportunity for personal enterprise, communities that would be havens for ex-slaves and an example to the rest of Africa. Among the most striking of these leaders is the Nigerian Samuel Ajayi Crowther, a recaptured slave who joined a colony in Sierra Leone and subsequently established satellite communities in Nigeria. Lamin Sanneh was born in a tiny river town in Gambia on May 24, 1942. He was born a Muslim but converted to Christianity as a teenager and became a practicing Roman Catholic.

influence the development of modern West Africa. Vernon Ford, Booklist Lamin Sanneh's engrossing book narrates the story of freed slaves who led efforts to abolish the slave trade by attacking its base operation: the capture and sale of people. Vernon Ford, Booklist. Abolitionists Abroad tells the story of the cultural revolution engineered by freed slaves who traversed the Atlantic-again-to help destroy Africa's peculiar institution. Lamin Sanneh's engrossing book narrates the story of freed slaves who led efforts to abolish the slave trade by attacking its base operation: the capture and sale of people by African chiefs.

Abolitionists Abroad: American Blacks and the Making of Modern West Africa. Piety and Power: Muslims and Christians in West Africa by Lamin Sanneh". Journal of the American Academy of Religion. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press. Lamin Sanneh, Translating the Message, 2nd ed. (Maryknoll, New York: Orbis, 2009), 94–5. Yale University, Department of History. Retrieved 3 October 2018. "New institute named for Lamin Sanneh to focus on study of religion and society in Africa". Yale MacMillan Center.

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Abolitionists Abroad book. In 1792, nearly 1,200 freed American slaves crossed the Atlantic and. Sanneh's protagonists set out to establish in West Africa colonies founded on equal rights and opportunity for personal enterprise, communities that would be havens for ex-slaves and an example to the rest of Africa.

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The book Abolitionist Abroad: American Blacks and the Making of Modern West Africa, by Lamin . Sanneh explains how the abolitionist movement affected not only the United States but also Europe and Africa

The book Abolitionist Abroad: American Blacks and the Making of Modern West Africa, by Lamin Sanneh, focuses on the attempts of freed slaves to build . Sanneh explains how the abolitionist movement affected not only the United States but also Europe and Africa. He goes into detail about the role that certain Africans had in the anti-slavery crusade. There are many negative attributes of this book, but in all the bad, there is some good. This book conveys excellent information, but it is the way in which it is presented that hinders the overall experience of the book.

American Blacks and the Making of Modern West Africa. Lamin Sanneh’s engrossing book narrates the story of freed slaves who led efforts to abolish the slave trade by attacking its base operation: the capture and sale of people by African chiefs

American Blacks and the Making of Modern West Africa. Lamin Sanneh’s engrossing book narrates the story of freed slaves who led efforts to abolish the slave trade by attacking its base operation: the capture and sale of people by African chiefs. Sanneh’s protagonists set out to establish in West Africa colonies founded on equal rights and opportunity for personal enterprise, communities that would be havens for ex-slaves and an example to the rest of Africa.

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Lamin Sanneh's engrossing book narrates the story of freed slaves who led efforts to abolish the slave trade by attacking its base operation: the capture and sale of people by African chiefs. See all 2 brand new listings. In 1792, almost 1200 freed American slaves crossed the Atlantic and established Freetown, West Africa, a community dedicated to anti-slavery and opposed to the African chieftan hierachy that was tied to slavery. Thus began an unprecedented movement with critical long-term effects on the evolution of social, religious, and political institutions in modern Africa.

In 1792, nearly 1,200 freed American slaves crossed the Atlantic and established themselves in Freetown, West Africa, a community dedicated to anti-slavery and opposed to the African chieftain hierarchy that was tied to slavery. Thus began an unprecedented movement with critical long-term effects on the evolution of social, religious, and political institutions in modern Africa.

Lamin Sanneh's engrossing book narrates the story of freed slaves who led efforts to abolish the slave trade by attacking its base operation: the capture and sale of people by African chiefs. Sanneh's protagonists set out to establish in West Africa colonies founded on equal rights and opportunity for personal enterprise, communities that would be havens for ex-slaves and an example to the rest of Africa. Among the most striking of these leaders is the Nigerian Samuel Ajayi Crowther, a recaptured slave who joined a colony in Sierra Leone and subsequently established satellite communities in Nigeria. The ex-slave repatriates brought with them an evangelical Christianity that encouraged individual spirituality--a revolutionary vision in a land where European missionaries had long assumed they could Christianize the whole society by converting chiefs and rulers.

Tracking this potent African American anti-slavery and democratizing movement through the nineteenth century, Lamin Sanneh draws a clear picture of the religious grounding of its conflict with the traditional chieftain authorities. His study recounts a crucial development in the history of West Africa.


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Dakora
I will disagree with the previous reviewers assessment that this book is easy to read. I found the writing to be less than clear, as though author suffered from a lack of editing. Sometimes in some passages I felt the writer rambled on a bit. I also felt there was an emphasis on missionary language. I began to wonder if this book was written for seminary students. This is only a problem for me in that I detected a bias in the writer's ideas that distracted me a little from the goal of objective historiography. This is probably due as much to the importance of missionary work in the abolitionist movement and the importance of evangelistic Christianity in the founding of Freetown, as to the beliefs of the author. Those criticisms aside, the subject matter is fascinating and very essential study for all students of the slave trade, abolition, the American Revolution, and British Imperialism. All these themes meeting is just an indication of how fascinating Abolitionists Abroad ultimately is. I just wished the author had focused less on Christian philosophy and more on the fascinating events during this period in West African history. By chapter 5 the author does make things a bit more interesting by describing the impact and successes of a rising ex-slave middle class and their participation in trade with West Africa, England and America. I would have rated it 3 stars except there's almost nothing written on this theme and wouldn't want people to be discouraged from reading this rich if less-than-greatly written history by a clearly well-studied scolar.
Umsida
"Abolitionists Abroad" is an essential text by the brilliant Professor of History and World Christianity at Yale University. In this captivating book, Lamin Sanneh documents the little-known contributions of American Blacks to the making of Modern West Africa. Highly recommended for correcting our understanding of the mission of African Americans who worked to abolish the slave trade and for dispelling the darkness of our ignorance about the developing world. Available through Amazon Market.

Roger E. Hedlund, PhD, Chief Editor, the Oxford Encyclopaedia of South Asian Christianity, Oxford University Press, New Delhi, 2012.
Burgas
I have now read more than 5 of Lamin Sanneh's books and many of his published article's. Being a student of his at Yale, I was fortunate enough to learn side by side with a legend in the field of African history. Abolitionists Abroad is one that everyone must read. Sanneh writes in a clear and easy to comprehend manner that every book lover will appreciate. I highly recommend this book and others written by Lamin Sanneh including Translating the message and West African Christianity. I was fortunate enough to learn in the classroom with this brilliant mind, here is your chance to learn in your home. Five stars.
Abolitionists Abroad: American Blacks and the Making of Modern West Africa download epub
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Author: Lamin Sanneh
ISBN: 0674000609
Category: History
Subcategory: Americas
Language: English
Publisher: Harvard University Press (February 25, 2000)
Pages: 320 pages