HIST 564 Week 4


1. Explain and elaborate on Sanneh’s assertion on page 11, “Olaudah Equiano and Samuel Crowther in their different ways sum up well the theme of this book by demonstrating the novel concept of recaptive agency in the shift of the antislavery strategy from Europe and America to Africa.”

2. What were the various impacts that America had on Sierra Leone?

3. How is Blackburn’s central thesis supported and contradicted in Sanneh’s book?

4. What are some examples of American efforts to end slavery (or the slave trade) in the 18th century?

5. How does Sanneh account for the failures of Liberia and successes of Sierra Leone?

6. What are the three waves of black settlement in Nova Scotia in the late 18th and early 19th centuries? (see Grant article)