Abina and the Important Men

A Graphic History
Author(s): 
Getz, Trevor R.
Author(s): 
Clarke, Liz
ISBN: 
9780199844395
Date published: 
January 2012
Paperback
Price: 
£10.99

Abina and the Important Men is a compelling and powerfully illustrated "graphic history" based on an 1876 court transcript of a West African woman named Abina, who was wrongfully enslaved and took her case to court. The book is a microhistory that does much more than simply depict an event in the past; it uses the power of illustration to convey important themes in world history and to reveal the processes by which history is made.