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The Resource Portrait of an island : the architecture and material culture of Gorée, Sénégal, 1758-1837, Mark Hinchman

Portrait of an island : the architecture and material culture of Gorée, Sénégal, 1758-1837, Mark Hinchman

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Portrait of an island : the architecture and material culture of Gorée, Sénégal, 1758-1837
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Portrait of an island
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the architecture and material culture of Gorée, Sénégal, 1758-1837
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Mark Hinchman
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The once-famous trading center of Goree, Senegal, today lies in the busy harbor of the modern city of Dakar. From its beginnings as a modest outpost, Goree became one of the intersections linking African trading routes to the European Atlantic trade. Then as now, people of many nationalities poured into the island: Dutch, English, French, Portuguese, Tukulor, and Wolof. Trading parties brought with them gold, firewood, mirrors, books, and more. They built houses of various forms, using American lumber, French roof tiles, freshly cut straw, and pulverized seashells, and furnished them in a fashion as cosmopolitan as the city itself. A work of architectural history, Portrait of an Island explores the material culture and social relations of West Africa in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Multiple features of eighteenth-century Goree--its demographic diversity; the prominence of women leaders; the phenomenon of identities in flux; and the importance of fashion and international trade--articulate its place in the construction of an early global modernity. An examination of the built and natural landscape, Portrait of an Island deciphers the material culture involved in the ever-changing relationships among male, female, rich, poor, free, and slave
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Early modern cultural studies
Portrait of an island : the architecture and material culture of Gorée, Sénégal, 1758-1837, Mark Hinchman
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Portrait of an island : the architecture and material culture of Gorée, Sénégal, 1758-1837, Mark Hinchman
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt1d989rv
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Includes bibliographical references and index
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Contents
  • Introduction: an interdisciplinary stroll in early modern West Africa
  • The natural landscape: the island and cartography
  • The built landscape: architecture and urbanism
  • The elite: patrons, critics, and fans
  • The middle: occupational groups
  • The bottom rung: servants and slaves
  • Things: houses and their contents
  • Conclusion: Building memories
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