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African World Histories is a series of retellings of some of the most commonly discussed episodes of the African and global past from the perspectives of Africans who lived through them. Integrating primary sources produced or informed by Africans, with accessible scholarly interpretation,African World Histories will give students insights into African experiences and perspectives into many of the events and trends that are commonly discussed in the history classroom.
Dennis Laumann is associate professor of history at the University of Memphis. The author of the forthcoming Remembering the Germans in Ghana and other publications on West African history, Laumann received his doctorate from UCLA in 1999. He is president of the Ghana Studies Association and a Fulbright Scholar. He also is the recipient of numerous teaching honors, including the Thomas W. Briggs Foundation's Excellence in Teaching Award.
Table of Contents
Chapter 1: Economics
Abolition and "legitimate commerce"
Scramble for Africa
Chapter 2: Administration
District Officers, Intermediaries, and Missionaries
Models of colonial rule
Identity and politics
Chapter 3: Violence
Conquest and resistance
Uprisings and atrocities
Armed liberation struggles
Chapter 4: Liberation
Second World War impact