The varied colors of slave heritage in west africa: White American stakeholders

Victor B. Teye, Dallen J. Timothy

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In the final analysis, the program aims to forge a close link between the ethical exigency of preserving the memory of the slave trade, which historians now consider "the biggest single tragedy in the history of man on account of its scope."... The forts and castles on the coast of Ghana, in particular, Cape Coast, Elmina and Tile de Goree on the Senegalese coast, symbolize these memorial sites. And now that they have been placed on the list of UNESCO's world heritage, their preservation, restoration and promotion henceforth forms part of the universal heritage of mankind. (World Tourism Organization/UNESCO, 1995, p. 1)to rehabilitate, restore and promote the tangible and intangible heritage handed down by the slave trade for the purpose of cultural tourism, thereby throwing into relief the common nature of the slave trade in terms of Africa, Europe, the Americas and the Caribbean. (World Tourism Organization/UNESCO, 1995, p. 1)The Whiter Side of Slave Heritage and Elmina CastleWHITE AMERICAN TOURIST EXPERIENCESConclusionReferencesAppiah, K. A., & Gates, H. L. (1999). Encarta Africana: Comprehensive encyclopedia of Black history and culture [CD-ROM]. Redmond, WA: Microsoft.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationThe Heritage Tourist Experience
Subtitle of host publicationCritical Essays, Volume Two
PublisherTaylor and Francis
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9781351888479
ISBN (Print)9780754626978
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017
Externally publishedYes


  • Africa
  • Elmina
  • Ghana
  • Heritage tourism
  • Slave route
  • Slavery
  • White Americans

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)
  • Business, Management and Accounting(all)


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