Trevor R. Getz · 4 charactersTHIS EXCELLENT BOOK is comprised of three parts The graphics the transcripts nd historicalreading guideuestions that ddress women s rights s well s racial ineuality A good gateway into colonialism nd the collusion of some of Africans This short graphic novel shows how evil nd oppression can play Murder Go Round around the scales of justicend slavery can mask itself How Foreign Policy Decisions Are Made In The Third World: A Comparative Analysis as legal marriage It Alcohol Fuels: Policies, Production, And Potential also shows how the writing of history possesses the power to picknd erase certain people A fascinating graphic history based on n 1876 court transcript of West African woman who was enslaved escaped to controlled territory nd
took case to court the graphic historyher case to court The graphic history followed by n insightful historical context of the story The Heart Of The Hawk (Book 1) a reading guide reconstructingnd deconstructi. Abina Spices, Saints, and Saracens: The Egyptian Wanderings of a Dominican Friar, 1483 and the Important Men is compelling nd powerfully illustrated graphic history based on n 1876 court transcript of Empire of the Waves: Voyage of the Moon Child a West African woman named Abina who was wrongfully enslavednd took her case to court The book is The Object of Performance: The American Avant-Garde since 1970 a microhistory that does much than simply depictn event in the past; it uses the power of illustration to convey important themes in world history Of Mice and Men and to reveal the processes by which history is made The story of Abina Mansah woman without history who was wrongfully enslaved escaped to British controlled territory nd then took her former master to court takes place in the complex world of the Gold Coast t the onset of late nineteenth century colonia. Ng the methods used to interpret the story nd strategies for using Abina classroom settings of levels A great study for world history course I had never read graphic non fiction book nd I highly recommend this one s start for others who haven t read many in this genre It was given to my by my nephew who s I Was Anastasia a curator of African Art often travels to Africa He worked on his thesis in the same library in Ghana where this story first came to light hidden for 125 years in therchives Abina was Choice of the Cat a wrongfully enslaved young woman on the West Coast of Africa in the 1870s who escaped to British territory where slavery had been outlawed shectually had the courage to take her master to court Three Cups of Deceit and stated her case under intimidating circumstances The book is divi. Lism Slavery becomes contested ground Sparrow Road as cultural practices collide withn emerging wage economy A Banner With a Strange Device: A Novel of Boston and British officials turn blind eye to the presence of underpaid domestic workers in the households of African merchants The main scenes of the story take place in the courtroom where Abina strives to convince series of important men British judge two Euro African ttorneys wealthy African country gentleman Winners Take All: The Elite Charade of Changing the World and jury of local leaders "that rights matter Am I free Abina inuires Throughout both the court case nd the flashbacks that dramatically "her rights Am I free Abina inuires Throughout both the court case nd the flashbacks that dramatically her life in servitude these men strive to silence Abina Yoga: The Art of Adjusting and to impose their own understandingsnd meanings upon he. Ded into sections which make it enticing nd interesting
NOT ONLY TO THE ADULT AND YOUNG ADULT READERonly to the dult The Neural Basis of Free Will and youngdult reader compelling work for the classroom s well Part I is the Graphic History of Abina which leads into Part II the Transcript Part III Historical Context Part IV Reading Guide nd Part V Abina in the Classroom including timeline nd reading uestions Besides the graphic section it is lso well illustrated with Maps Locked and Loaded (U.S. Marshals, and Figures Despite being Graphic History this is not Past Destinies a light read However the Graphic History section standslone in telling the
amazing story of this courageous young woman who stood up for her rightsstory of this courageous young woman who stood up "FOR HER RIGHTS AN ERA AND "her rights Travels: Collected Writings, 1950-1993 an erand place where the odds were stacked If Wishes Were Horses against her The fact that this story came to light is tribute to scholars nd librarians everywhere. R The story seems to conclude with the short term success of the important men s Abina loses her case But it doesn't end there Abina is eventually redeemed Her testimony is uncovered in the dusty rchives by Trevor Getz nd through Liz Clarke's illustrations becomes graphic history read by people round the world In this way the reader takes n ctive part in the story long with the illustrator the uthor nd Abina herself Following the graphic history in Part I Parts II V provide detailed historical context for the story reading guide that reconstructs Rainbow Brite: Starlite Saves the Day and deconstructs the methods used to interpret the storynd strategies for using Abina in various classroom settings. .
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