author={Lisa A. Lindsay},
  journal={The Journal of African History},
  pages={135 - 145}
  • L. Lindsay
  • Published 29 May 2014
  • History
  • The Journal of African History
Abstract This article considers the Atlantic slave trade in relation to ‘extraversion’ in African history. Drawing especially on the work of Jean-François Bayart, it argues that slaving fit a long-term pattern in which elites drew on external connections in order to further their wealth and power at home. In doing so, they also opened their societies to new goods and ideas, thus bringing about cultural creolization. This is a different approach to the question of creolization than is commonly… 

Crossroads and Exchanges in the Scandinavian Atlantic and Atlantic West Africa: Framing Texts of Eighteenth-Century African Christians

Abstract The interconnectedness of Atlantic West Africa and the Scandinavian Atlantic in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries exemplifies an entangled or shared history (histoire croisée). The

Historicity of extraversion in Côte d’Ivoire and the ‘post-conflict’

ABSTRACT Since independence Côte d’Ivoire has been an important feature of the debate on dependency in development theory, as Côte d’Ivoire was either a ‘mirage’ for the dependency school, or a


  • T. Green
  • Political Science
    The Journal of African History
  • 2015
show that the African bureaucrat is not captured through the caricature of rent-seeking alone; in aggregate and often individually, bureaucrats combine self-interest with principled commitments, a

Government–donor relations in Sierra Leone: who is in the driving seat?

Abstract Since the cessation of conflict in 2002, Sierra Leone has experienced extraordinary levels of involvement from Western donors. Paradoxically, while relationships are often portrayed on the

Have tropical Africa's nationalisms continued imperialism's world revolution by other means?

Many scholars argue that European imperialism shaped today's tropical Africa, for better or worse. Some imperial historians see the British empire as a fertile capitalist pioneer, kindling

Politics by night: histories of extraversion and rumours of body part theft on the south coast of Kenya

Abstract This article analyses an episode of public anxiety when, in late 2013, word spread throughout Kenya’s rural Lunga Lunga constituency that politically connected gangs called mumiani were

Slavery: Annual Bibliographical Supplement (2014)

For 2014 the bibliography continues its customary coverage of secondary writings published since 1900 in western European languages on slavery or the slave trade anywhere in the world: monographs,

The judicialisation of political order in Southern Africa

The last three decades have seen courts and constitutional bodies worldwide expand their activities beyond the application of individual rights provisions and basic procedural justice norms into what

Scotland, Malawi and the post-development critique : an analysis of power and equality in international development

The purpose of this thesis is to analyse contemporary efforts to make international development more equal, through the application of the post-development critique to the relationship between

Walking to the Car

Review(s) of: Automobilities, Mike Featherstone, Nigel Thrift, and John Urry (EDS), London, Sage Publications, 2005, ISBN 9781412910897. Includes endnotes.



The Subject of the Slave Trade: Recent Currents in the Histories of the Atlantic, Great Britain, and Western Africa

The two hundredth anniversaries of the British and U.S. abolition acts have coincided with a surge of new scholarship on the trans-Atlantic slave trade. This essay surveys recent work and considers

Atlantic Aporias: Africa and Gilroy's Black Atlantic

In the reconfiguring of area studies and the disciplines that is currently underway in the U.S. academy, the work of Paul Gilroy has become an exemplar of the sort of transnational, interdisciplinary

Way of Death: Merchant Capitalism and the Angolan Slave Trade

This acclaimed history of Portuguese and Brazilian slaving in the southern Atlantic is now available in paperback. With extraordinary skill, Joseph C. Miller explores the complex relationships among

Recreating Africa: Culture, Kinship, and Religion in the African-Portuguese World, 1441-1770

Exploring the cultural lives of African slaves in the early colonial Portuguese world, with an emphasis on the more than one million Central Africans who survived the journey to Brazil, James Sweet

The Fante and the Transatlantic Slave Trade

The history of Ghana attracts popular interest out of proportion to its small size and marginal importance to the global economy. Ghana is the land of Kwame Nkrumah and the Pan-Africanist movement of

Memories of the Slave Trade: Ritual and the Historical Imagination in Sierra Leone

How is the slave trade remembered in West Africa? In a work that challenges recurring claims that Africans felt (and still feel) no sense of moral responsibility concerning the sale of slaves,

Domingos Álvares, African Healing, and the Intellectual History of the Atlantic World

Between 1730 and 1750, Domingos Alvares traversed the colonial Atlantic world like few Africans of his time--from Africa to South America to By tracing the complex interactions of psychology kurt

Citizen and Subject: Contemporary Africa and the Legacy of Late Colonialism

In analysing the obstacles to democratisation in post-independence Africa, Mahmood Mamdani offers a bold, insightful account of colonialism's legacy - a bifurcated power that mediated racial

Slaves without Contexts@@@Many Thousands Gone: The First Two Centuries of Slavery in North America

In the late 1990s, most Americans, black and white, identify slavery with cotton, the deep South, and the African-American church. But at the beginning of the 19th century, after almost 200 years of

The Impact of the Atlantic Slave Trade on the Societies of the Western Sudan

Studies of the history of the Atlantic slave trade in Africa have focused on demography and within it on the number of slaves exported from Africa (Curtin 1969; Lovejoy 1982, 1983; Manning 1981).