Carl Christian Reindorf

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search

Carl Christian Reindorf (1834–1917) was a Ghanaian pastor and historian. He wrote The History of the Gold Coast and Ashanti in the Ga language. The work was later translated into English and published 1895 in Switzerland.[1] He used written sources and oral tradition.

Reindorf was the son of Carl Hackenburg Reindorf, who was of half-Danish heritage and Anowah Cudjoe, who was an ethnic Ga from Dutch Accra.[1] He received his early education in mission schools at Osu.[2]


  1. ^ a b Ofosu-Appiah, L. H. "Carl Christian Reindorf". Dictionary of African Christian Biography. Retrieved 9 January 2012. 
  2. ^ Jenkins (1998), p. 139


  • Carl Christian Reindorf, The History of the Gold Coast and Ashanti (1895, 1966).


  • Jenkins, Paul, The recovery of the West African Past: African pastors and African history in the Nineteenth century; C.C. Reindorf & Samuel Johnson. Papers from an international seminar held in Basel, Switzerland, 25-28 October 1995 to celebrate the centenary of the publication of C.C. Reindorf's History of the Gold Coast and Asante, Basler Afrika Bibliographien, 1998, ISBN 3-905141-70-1
  • Raymond Jenkins, "Gold Coast Historians and Their Pursuit of the Gold Coast Pasts, 1882-1918" (Ph.D. diss., Univ. of Birmingham, 1985).
  • Seth Quartey, "Missionary Practices on the Gold Coast 1832-1895. Discourse, Gaze and Gender in the Basel Mission in Pre-colonial West Africa" (Cambria Press, Youngstown, New York, 2007).