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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" Informal colonialism Scramble for Africa Colonial economy Suggested Readings
Chapter 2: Administration District Officers, Intermediaries, and Missionaries Models of colonial rule Identity and politics Comparative colonialism Settler colonies Suggested Readings
Chapter 3: Violence Conquest and resistance Uprisings and atrocities World Wars Armed liberation struggles Suggested readings
Chapter 4: Liberation Pan-Africanism Second World War impact Marxism South Africa Conclusion Suggested Readings