Starting in the early decades of the 19th century, the island city of Lagos received freed black migrants from the Americas, the Caribbean, and other regions of West Africa. In conjunction with indigenes, migrants played a key role in shaping the culture, society, and infrastructure of the city. Abosede George tracks the myriad pathways of migrant communities to this fascinating 19th-century port city. Assistant professor in the history department and Africana studies at Barnard College and Columbia University, Abosede George teaches African-history survey courses as well as courses on children and childhood in African history, urban African history, and the history of sexuality in Africa. She is author of the forthcoming Developing Modern Girls in 20th Century Colonial Lagos.
Sponsored by Forum on Migration.
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