Program

Digital Humanities: Fellowships Open Book Program

Period of Performance

8/1/2022 - 1/31/2024

Funding Totals

$5,500.00 (approved)
$5,500.00 (awarded)


Open Access Edition of Atlantic Bonds: A Nineteenth-Century Odyssey from America to Africa by Lisa Lindsay

FAIN: DR-287980-22

University of North Carolina Press (Chapel Hill, NC 27515-2288)
Mark Simpson-Vos (Project Director: February 2022 to present)

This project will publish the book Atlantic Bonds: A Nineteenth-Century Odyssey from America to Africa, written by NEH Fellow Lisa Lindsay (Federal Award Identification Number FA-56633-12), in an electronic open access format under a Creative Commons license, making it available for free download and distribution. The author will be paid a royalty of at least $500 upon release of the open access ebook.





Associated Products

Single Publication (Open Access eBook or Collection)
Publication Type: Single Publication
Title: OA Version of Atlantic Bonds: A Nineteenth-Century Odyssey from America to Africa
Year: 2017
ISBN: 978-1-4696-311
Publisher: The University of North Carolina Press
Author: Lisa A. Lindsay
Abstract: A decade before the American Civil War, James Churchwill Vaughan (1828–1893) set out to fulfill his formerly enslaved father's dying wish that he should leave America to start a new life in Africa. Over the next forty years, Vaughan was taken captive, fought in African wars, built and rebuilt a livelihood, and led a revolt against white racism, finally becoming a successful merchant and the founder of a wealthy, educated, and politically active family. Tracing Vaughan's journey from South Carolina to Liberia to several parts of Yorubaland (present-day southwestern Nigeria), Lisa Lindsay documents this "free" man's struggle to find economic and political autonomy in an era when freedom was not clear and unhindered anywhere for people of African descent. In a tour de force of historical investigation on two continents, Lindsay tells a story of Vaughan's survival, prosperity, and activism against a seemingly endless series of obstacles. By following Vaughan's transatlantic journeys and comparing his experiences to those of his parents, contemporaries, and descendants in Nigeria and South Carolina, Lindsay reveals the expansive reach of slavery, the ambiguities of freedom, and the surprising ways that Africa, rather than America, offered new opportunities for people of African descent.
Primary URL: https://uncpress.org/book/9781469652153/atlantic-bonds/
Primary URL Description: Bookpage for Atlantic Bonds on the UNC Press website.
URL 3: https://www.jstor.org/stable/10.5149/9781469631134_lindsay
URL 3 Description: OA version of Atlantic Bonds on JSTOR
URL 4: https://www.amazon.com/Atlantic-Bonds-Nineteenth-Century-Odyssey-America-ebook/dp/B01N7KXX4V/ref=sr_1_1?s=digital-text&ie=UTF8&qid=1483453815&sr=1-1&keywords=atlantic+bonds
URL 4 Description: OA version of Atlantic Bonds on Amazon Kindle
Type: Single author monograph

Prizes

Melville J. Herskovits Prize
Date: 1/1/2018
Organization: African Studies Association
Abstract: Prize now known as ASA Best Book Prize