Carl Christian Reindorf
|Carl Christian Reindorf|
|Born||Carl Christian Reindorf
9 October 1834
Accra, Gold Coast
|Died||13 July 1917
Accra, Gold Coast
Carl Christian Reindorf (31 May 1834 – 1 July 1917) was a Ghanaian historian and pastor who worked with the Basel Mission. He wrote The History of the Gold Coast and Ashanti in the Ga language, considered a pioneering work. The work was later translated into English and published 1895 in Switzerland. He used written sources and oral tradition, interviewing more than 200 people in the course of assembling his history.
Reindorf was born in Prampram, Gold Coast, the son of Carl Hackenburg Reindorf, who was of half-Danish heritage, and Anowah Cudjoe, who was an ethnic Ga from Dutch Accra. He received his early education in mission schools at Osu. On 13 October 1872 he was ordained a minister.
He finished work on his notable work A History of the Gold Coast and Asante in 1889.
- Carl Christian Reindorf, The History of the Gold Coast and Ashanti (1895, 1966).
- Reindorf, C.C.; Johnson, Samuel (2000). Jenkins, Paul, ed. The Recovery of the West African Past: African Pastors and African History in the Nineteenth Century. Papers from an International Seminar Held in Basel, Switzerland, 25-28th October 1995 to Celebrate the Centenary of the Publication of C.C. Reindorf's History of the Gold Coast and Asante. Basler Afrika Bibliographien. ISBN 978-3-905141-70-2.
- Jenkins, Raymond (1985). Gold Coast Historians and Their Pursuit of the Gold Coast Pasts, 1882-1918 (PhD). University of Birmingham.
- Quartey, Seth (2007). Missionary Practices on the Gold Coast, 1832-1895. Cambria Press. ISBN 978-1-62196-873-3.
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