A History of Indigenous Slavery in Ghana From the 15th to the 19th Century by Akosua Adoma Perbi Academic research and publication on indigenous slavery in Ghana and in Africa more widely have not received attention commensurate with the importance of the phenomenon: the history of indigenous slavery, which existed long before the trans-Atlantic slave trade, has been a marginal topic in documented historical studies on Ghana. Yet its weighty historical, and contemporary relevance inside and outside Africa is undisputed. This book begins to redress this neglect. Drawing on sources including oral data from so-called slave descendants, cultural sites and trade routes, court records and colonial government reports, it presents historical and cultural analysis which aims to enhance historical knowledge and understanding of indigenous slavery. The author further intends to provide a holistic view of the indigenous institution of slavery as a formative factor in the social, political and economic development of pre- colonial Ghana. Book Preview.
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Akosua A. Perbi
She proceeded to the University of Ghana and graduated in with a B. Hons degree in History. After graduation in , Akosoa taught as a national service personnel at Aburi Girls School before returning to the University of Ghana to pursue a Masters course in History. She took up an appointment with the Ghana National Archives as Assistant Archivist for two years and spent another two years with the Institute of Adult Education as Resident Tutor prior to joining the History Department at the University of Ghana as a Lecturer in She continues to lecture as a Senior Lecturer and has headed the Department of History many times. She was an Exchange student participant at the University of Texas in Austin, USA in and also went on sabbatical leave at Manchester College in Indiana, USA as a Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence in during which period, in addition to lecturing students, she participated in conferences in a number of North American Universities.