Read the recent, timeless analysis by historian Howard French.
From Howard French /
I mention my visit to Elmina Castle because of a polemic that has arisen recently about the uses of this site both in popular memory by tourists as well as by historians and journalists who write about the global experience of the Atlantic slave trade and its relevance to those who participated in it (whether as profiteers and victims), as well as to all of human society. The controversy was kicked off by a column written by James Sweet, a University of Wisconsin scholar of Africa and the president of the American Historical Association. The article, published last month in the association’s magazine, was titled, “Is History History?” | Read the full article at Foreign Policy.