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Key events in African history : a reference guide

Author: Toyin Falola
Publisher: Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2002.
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Provides information on thirty-six key events from the prehistoric past to the dawn of the twenty-first century which have shaped the history of Africa.
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Falola, Toyin.
Key events in African history.
Westport, Conn. : Greenwood Press, 2002
(DLC) 2001058644
(OCoLC)48707037
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Toyin Falola
ISBN: 0313006687 9780313006685
OCLC Number: 51300089
Notes: "An Oryx book."
Description: 1 online resource (xxiii, 347 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: Timeline of historical events --
The prehistoric past: the evolution of homo sapiens sapiens, 40,000 B.C. --
The agricultural revolution, 5000 B.C.+ --
The civilization of ancient Egypt, 3100 B.C.+ --
The iron age and the spread of Bantu speakers, 730 B.C.+ --
The rise of Kush and Aksum, 730 B.C.+ --
The Greeks and Romans in North Africa, 332 B.C.+ --
Ethiopia: the emergence of a Christian kingdom, 1250 A.D.+ --
The spread of Islam, 622 A.D. onward --
Kingdoms of West Africa: Ghana, Mali, and Songhay, A.D. 1000-1600 --
The rise of the Swahili city-states of East Africa, tenth-fourteenth century A.D. --
The Atlantic slave trade, 1440-1870 --
The organization of societies, fifteenth century A.D. onward --
The outbreak of Islamic jihad, 1804 --
Wars and revolution among the Yoruba, 1817-93 --
The spread of Christianity, 1804 onward --
The rise of Muhammad Ali of Egypt, 1811-47 --
The Mfecane: Shaka and the Zulu kingdom, 1816-40 --
European conquest and African response, 1885-1900 --
The colonial experience, 1900-39 --
The entrenchment of Apartheid in South Africa, 1948 --
Africa drawn into the Second World War, 1940-45 --
The end of European rule, 1951-90 --
Violence to gain national liberation, 1952-62 --
Confrontation with the gains and pains if independence, 1958-70 --
The formation of the organization of African unity, 1963 --
Coups, counter coups, and military regimes, 1963 onward --
Ufamaa and policy choices, 1967 onward --
The creation of the economic community of West African states, 1975 --
Portuguese colonies attain freedom, 1975 --
Cultural revival and cultural inventory: the second world festival of African arts and culture, 1977 --
The women's decade, 1975-85 --
A continent in deep crisis, 1980 --
Environmental challenges, 1980 onward --
African refugees, 1980 onward --
Africa in world politics in transition, 1980s onward --
The fall of Apartheid and the advent of Nelson Mandela's government, 1994-99.
Responsibility: Toyin Falola.
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