Trim: 6⅜ x 9½
978-0-7391-2743-8 • Hardback • March 2009 • $108.00 • (£83.00)
978-0-7391-3487-0 • eBook • March 2009 • $102.50 • (£79.00)
Tcho Mbaimba Caulker is a scholar/practitioner-in-residence at the University of New Haven, CT.
Chapter 1 Introduction: The African-British Long Eighteenth Century
Chapter 2 Long Eighteenth-Century Fictive Literature and Filling Vacuum of Africa
Chapter 3 British-African Treaty-Making and the Construction of a British Colonial State in Sierra Leone
Chapter 4 Reading the British Sierra Leone Company: Colonial Economics and Moral Philosophy of the Long Eighteenth Century
Chapter 5 Natural Science, Exploration, and the Colonial Project in West Africa
Chapter 6 The Last Harmattan on Alusine Dunbar, and Bringing the Long Eighteenth-Century Archival Past into the Postcolonial Present
Chapter 7 Epilogue: The African-British Long Eighteenth Century and Imagination
In The African-British Long Eighteenth Century, Tcho Mbaimba Caulker has provided a vigorous study of the other side of the long eighteenth century, a history and culture beyond slavery, inside and outside empire. Delving deep into the often forgotten archive of Afri-British settlement in Sierra Leone, the author has written a work that will make Africa visible in the powerful narratives of modern identity on the colonial periphery. In this powerful book, Sierra Leone has found its rightful place in the narrative of the "Black Atlantic".
— Simon Gikandi, Robert Schirmer Professor of English, Princeton University
The African-British Long Eighteenth Century marks an important paradigm shift at the intersections of colonial history, postcoloninal theory, and eighteenth-century studies. Exploring the discursive and material colonization of Sierra Leone by the British from the eighteenth century to the present, via the study of literature, history, cartography, and postcolonial theory this book re-tells the story of British colonialism from the perspective of Sierra Leone.
— Jyotsna G. Singh, Michigan State University