LECTURE: Vincent Brown, Charles Warren Profess or History and Professor of African-American Studies, Harvard University
Tacky's Revolt and the Coromantee Archipelago A New Cartography of Slave Revolt"
Thursday, January 30th, 4.15 PM, L01 Carson Hall
Assistant Professor of History
Office: 406 Carson Hall
Office Phone: (603) 646-2365
Fax: (603) 646-3353
Professor Sackeyfio holds a doctorate degree in African history from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. She offers courses on pre-colonial and modern African history, including modern South Africa and slavery in West Africa. She is currently completing her book manuscript, The Politics of Chieftaincy: Unseating Chiefs, Dissent and Contesting Property in Colonial Ghana, 19290-1950. It focuses on chieftaincy and land politics in the colonial capital of Ghana, Accra, by examining the ways in which disputes over land tenure and political transitions to chiefly power intersected with British colonial policies. It examines the commercialization of property and the impact this development had on a range of communities. Chiefs, families, individuals, and elders sought to influence, utilize and resist colonial policies the British initiated in order to manage the dynamic changes that were occurring in the city.
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