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|Title: ||Black Heritage Memorial, Elmina|
|Authors: ||Randolph, Victor|
|Issue Date: ||22-Mar-1996|
|Series/Report no.: ||2378;|
|Abstract: ||Over 200 years ago the people of’ West Africa were subjected to the most horrible experiences mankind has ever witnessed, Entire races of people were enslaved and transported to faraway lands where they were subjected to torturous work under extremely harsh conditions, with little or no thought for human dignity.
Ghana has the dubious honour of being the site to numerous facilities, such as forts castle and other trading posts, where the transactions between the slave buyers and local merchants took places. Having originally come under the pretext of purchasing gold (which was in abundant supply), the Europeans realised soon afterwards that slave trading was a very lucrative, so all attention turned to this new venture. At the peak of the trade, it was said that most merchants undertook only one trip, as this was enough to ensure the financial security of one’s extended family for several generations.
Perhaps, because of its magnitude and immediate social implications at the time, the
slave trade also happens to be one of the least understood events, despite a comprehensive amount of documentation that is easily available. A lot of’ sensationalism is constantly associated with the subject, and this is why the need for a facility dedicated to educating people on the subject is called for.|
|Description: ||A thesis submitted to the Board of Postgraduate Studies, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, Kumasi, in partial fulfilment of the requirement for the award of Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture, 1996|
|Appears in Collections:||College of Architecture and Planning|
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