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The Handbook of Black Studies is the first resource to bring together research and scholarship in the field of African-American studies in one volume. Editors Molefi Kete Asante and Maulana Karenga, along with a pre-eminent group of contributors, examine various aspects of the field of Black Studies. Organized into three parts, this Handbook explores historical and cultural foundations, philosophical and conceptual bases, and critical and analytical concepts.
Chapter 7: Researching the Lives of the Enslaved: The State of the Scholarship
Researching the Lives of the Enslaved: The State of the Scholarship
Researching the lives of enslaved Africans in the Diaspora is a complex yet rewarding commitment. Scholars have many important reasons for conducting research in this area. One of the primary reasons is to expand our knowledge of the historic events surrounding the enslavement of African people. Others seek to correct the scholarly record when new information becomes available. There are also scholars who identify and attempt to address specific research problems. Still others offer informed perspectives on the lives of enslaved Africans and the operational character of the institution of slavery. An important West African proverb states, Until Lions have their own historians, ...