Africa in World History : From Prehistory to the Present

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  • Edition: 2nd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Prentice Hall
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This comprehensive survey is the first to provide a view of African history in the wider context of World History. The book illustrates how Africans have influenced regions beyond the continent's borders, how they have been influenced from outside, and how internal African developments can be compared and contrasted to those elsewhere in the world. Identifying and presenting key debates within the field of African history, this volume encourages students to address the many oversimplified myths regarding the continent and its people.

Table of Contents

Africa up to 1500 c.e.
Africa and Human Origins
Physical Context of African History: Geography and Environment
Settled Life: Food Production, Technology and Migrations
North and Northeast Africa in Early World History
Africa and the Early Christian World
North and West Africa and the Spread of Islam
East Africa and the Advent of Islam
Africa Since 1500 C.E.
Slavery and the Creation of the Atlantic World
West and West-Central Africa: 1500-1880
North Africa and the Soudan: 1500-1880
East Africa, 1500-1850
Southern Africa, 1500-1870
Colonialism and African Resistance
Economic Change in Modern Africa: Forced Integration into the World System
Political Change in the Time of Colonialism
African Culture in the Modern World
Politics in the Era of Decolonization and Independence
Contemporary Africa
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