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Africans : the history of a continent

Author: John Iliffe
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Series: African studies series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A superb up-to-date overview with important chapters on Christianity and Islam, independent Africa and industrialization, and race in South Africa.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Iliffe
ISBN: 0521482356 9780521482356 0521484227 9780521484220
OCLC Number: 187460967
Description: xi, 323 pages : maps ; 25 cm.
Contents: 1. The frontiersmen of mankind; 2. The emergence of food-producing communities; 3. The impact of metals; 4. Christianity and Islam; 5. Colonising society in Western Africa; 6. Colonising society in Eastern and Southern Africa; 7. The Atlantic slave trade; 8. Regional diversity in the nineteenth century; 9. Colonial invasion; 10. Colonial change, 1918-50; 11. Independent Africa; 12. Industrialisation and race in South Africa.
Series Title: African studies series.
Responsibility: John Iliffe.

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A comprehensive history of Africa from the origins of mankind to the late twentieth century.  Read more...

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'An outstandingly impressive achievement. It supersedes all other single volume histories of Africa and is remarkable for its grasp of the recent literature on virtually everything from archaeology Read more...

 
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