The Changing Worlds of Atlantic Africa

Essays in Honor of Robin Law

by Toyin Falola, Matt D. Childs

Tags: African Studies

536 pp $55.00

ISBN 978-1-59460-594-9

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Robin Law represents the best of the generation that emerged during one of the most eventful and exciting periods in African history and historiography. This book offers an assessment of his scholarship, most notably as an historian of Africa, through explorations of his work in pre-colonial West African history, his methodological approaches to African history; his scholarship on transatlantic slavery in particular; and his work on diasporic topics and the study of changing identities produced by Atlantic slavery. The book supplies an ongoing dialogue with the "waves" of scholarship stimulated by the work of Robin Law by a remarkable cast of scholars who occupy the leading roles in their areas of specialization.