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The African experience

Author: Roland Anthony Oliver; Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : IconEditions, 1992.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Icon edView all editions and formats
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Covering the entire span of human history across the African continent, this book begins in the Garden of Eden in the highland interior of East Africa and ends with the disintegration of apartheid. In the first chapter the author introduces us to our earliest tool-making ancestor (known affectionately as "dear boy"), in the last the author ponders the changes we are likely to see as the political elites of Africa  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Oliver, Roland Anthony.
African experience.
New York, N.Y. : IconEditions, 1992
(OCoLC)556210685
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Roland Anthony Oliver; Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.
ISBN: 006435850X 9780064358507 0064302180 9780064302180
OCLC Number: 24794828
Notes: Subtitle on jacket: Major themes in African history from the earliest times to the present.
"Previously published in 1991 by Weidenfeld & Nicolson, Ltd."--Title page verso.
Description: xii, 284 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Contents: Eden --
Eden Outgrown --
The Fruits of the Earth --
The Bricks of Babel --
The Flesh-pots of Egypt --
The Men of Iron --
Peoples of the Book --
Cities of the Plain --
Pastures Green --
Masters and Slaves --
The Swelling Caravans --
Pomp and Power --
Strangers at the Gates --
The Drawing of the Map --
The New Taskmasters --
The things of God --
The Fullness of Time --
The Birth of Nations --
The Slippery Slope --
The Past and the Present.
Responsibility: Roland Oliver.

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Covering the span of human history across the African continent, this book begins at the earliest emergence of hominids 3.5 million years ago through to the economic, political and social  Read more...

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