Slave Owners of West Africa: Decision Making in the Age of Abolition

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Index
Page numbers in italics refer to figures and tables.
Aamadu Moktar, 52
abolition of slave trade: British, 13–14, 20, 34, 41, 50, 58, 99n11; Danish, 15
abolition of slavery: British, 14, 21, 27, 29, 33, 34, 41–42, 50, 82, 94n56; French, 27; slave owner responses to, 2–5, 8–10, 84–88, 94n53, 99n5 (see also slave owners); United States, 94n53
accommodation, 1, 3, 85, 89n1
Accra, 45, 58, 95n6
Acolatse, Joachim, 46, 97n36
Ada, 95n6
Adaklu, 60, 69, 77, 102n55
Adangbe, 15
Adzovia clan, 46–47
Afa divination system, 44
Afiadenyigba, 25, 28
African studies, political orientation of, 7–8
Agave, 95n6
Agotime, 54, 67, 72, 78, 101n46
Agotime war, 35–37
Agoue war, 35–36, 44, 49, 50, 95n11, 97n36
agriculture, 67, 76, 81, 101n43; crop failures, 63–64, 70, 79
Agu, 101n46
Akuapem, 77, 95n6
Akwamu, 35–36, 81, 99nn8,10,12, 100nn16,21, 101n45; war against Ho, 58–60, 66–72, 75, 80, 102n50
Akyem, 37, 95n6
Amedor Kpegla, 42, 46, 47
Amegashie Afeku, 4, 13–30; appearance, 18–19, 19; background, 14–15, 21–22, 26–27; charged with slave dealing, 25–26; conviction on murder charges, 24–25; death of, 28; direct descendants, 28; in Dzelukofe, 15, 16; in Keta, 16–18, 26, 91n19; legacies, 28–30, 87; map of significant towns, 12; maternal relations, 21, 91nn9,12, 93n32; negative reputation, 13–14; opposition to abolition, 14, 21–27, 30, 84–87; opposition to British colonial rule, 20–21, 27, 90n5, 92n29; personality, 13–14, 85; political participation in state council, 18–19; relations with missionaries, 16–18, 91n19, 92n29, 94n45; religious practice as Nyigbla priest, 16–17, 21, 22; slave origins of, 21–22, 26–28, 92n32; subordinate kin, 28; use of violence against slaves, 14, 23–24, 27, 33, 84; wealth and status, 18–23, 26–28; wives and children, 18, 92n23
Anamaboe, 58
Anecho, 45, 95n6
Anlo Akuaku, 96n35
Anlo littoral, 46
Anlo polity, 4, 81; alliances, 66; ban on business with whites, 20, 92n28; ban on Western attire, 47; Central Anlo, 45, 96n35; conflict with British, 91n19; court system, 91n14; distrust of slave traders, 22–23; economy, 15, 67, 101n43; Greater Anlo, 45, 96n34; kinship systems, 93n32; map of, 11; silences on slave origins, 7, 98n46; slave trade, 34; social hierarchies, 40– 42; trade, 59; wars, 34–37, 67–72, 75, 80, 95n6, 101nn43,49, 102nn50–51
Anlo-Ewe proverbs, 41, 102n62
Anloga, 18, 20, 26, 47, 95n11
Anyako, 60, 90n5, 92n29, 100n19
Asadame, 37
Asante, 21, 35–37, 45, 81, 99nn8–12, 100n16, 101nn43,45,49; wars, 23, 58–60, 66–72, 75, 80, 102nn50–51,55
Asare, E. B., 99n10
Ata-Caesar, Koranteng, 99n5
Atikpui, 67
Atiteti war, 35, 44, 50
Atlantic slave trade, 7–8, 22, 35, 39. See also slave trade
Atorkor, 34, 100n16
Ave-Dakpa, 16
Avenor, 37, 96n34
awoamefia, 42, 46–47, 50
Axolu, 36, 95n11
Backscheider, Paula, 10
Baguida, 38
Bannerman, Edmund, 25, 93n41

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Table of contents

Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Acknowledgments ix
  • Introduction 1
  • 1 - Amegashie Afeku of Keta- Priest, Political Advisor, Businessman, Slave Owner 13
  • 2 - Nyaho Tamakloe of Anlo- Of Chieftaincy and Slavery, of Politics and the Personal 31
  • 3 - Noah Yawo of Ho-Kpenoe- The Faith Journey of a Slave Owner 54
  • 4 - Concluding Thoughts 84
  • Notes 89
  • Bibliography 107
  • Index 121
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