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Skidmore College

Publication Date

Spring 2011

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Ghana: Origins of African Identity


The goal of this paper is to study one of the lesser known aspects of the Transatlantic Slave Trade: resistance. Before the discussion of resistance, a brief history of the trade can be found. The focus on active resistance to slavery both on an individual and collective level begins on the African continent and continues through the Middle Passage, finishing with a discussion on forms of resistance in the Americas. There is a second part encompassing some creative writings inspired by the formation of this paper.


Civil Rights and Discrimination | Family, Life Course, and Society | Inequality and Stratification | Race and Ethnicity | Social Psychology and Interaction