Kolapo, Femi James

Dr. Femi James Kolapo holds a Ph.D in History from York University in Canada. He is an Associate Professor of African History at the University of Guelph.

Journals of Church Missionary Society Agent, James Thomas in Mid-Nineteenth Century Nigeria. Introduction and Notes by Femi J. Kolapo
2012 0-7734-2935-2
Consists of the complete compiled transcriptions of a nineteenth-century Christian missionary in Nigeria. James Thomas was born into slavery, and then converted to Christianity. Later in his adult life he was transformed was rescued from slavery by a British anti-slave trade squadron. He was then turned into a Christian missionary who converted people and built churches in Nigeria. This book not only gives a rich history of certain regions of Nigeria in the nineteenth-century, it also shows how Christianity and the slave trade molded its history as well.