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Africa in history : themes and outlines

Author: Basil Davidson
Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Rev. and expanded edView all editions and formats
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Basil Davidson
ISBN: 0684826674 9780684826677
OCLC Number: 34224198
Notes: "A Touchstone book."
Description: xxiv, 425 pages, [24] pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Contents: Old myths: new truths. Africa's place in history ; Peopling of a continent ; In the heart of Africa ; "Iron Age" begins --
Ancient glories. Gift of the Nile ; Blameless Ethiopians ; Early North Africa --
Factors of growth. African solutions ; Trading cities ; Iron Age departures ; Ghana and Kanem-Bornu ; Mali and Songhay ; South of the Sudan ; Christian epic ; In the name of Allah --
Tropical achievement. Mature Iron Age ; Rift valley kingdoms ; Around great Zimbabwe ; In the Congo Basin ; West Africa in the sixteenth century --
New encounters. North African invasions ; East Coast disasters ; West African adventures ; Atlantic trade and slavery ; Slave trade consequences --
Towards the crisis of today. Seventeenth and eighteenth centuries ; New states in Guinea ; Rise of Asante ; Peasants and prophets ; East Africa: after the Portuguese ; Southern Africa: the wars of dispossession ; South Africa is born ; Colonial invasions --
Conquest and colonial rule. Prelude: the explorers ; Invasion: 1880-1900 ; System installed: 1990-20 ; System at work: 1920-45 ; Gain or loss ; Crisis unresolved --
Towards liberation. Forerunners ; After 1945: the struggle against colonial crisis ; New nationalism ; In the white-settler colonies ; Racist bastion in South Africa ; Towards a liberated South ; Wider picture ; Examples and exceptions ; Challenge renewed --
Chronologues.
Responsibility: Basil Davidson.

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