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A History of Sub-Saharan Africa

2nd Edition

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  • Date Published: November 2013
  • availability: Available
  • format: Hardback
  • isbn: 9781107037809

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  • The second edition of A History of Sub-Saharan Africa continues to provide an accessible introduction to the continent's history for students and general readers. The authors employ a thematic approach to their subject, focusing on how the environment has shaped the societies and cultures of the African peoples. The text demonstrates how the geography, climate, and geology of Africa influenced the rise of states and empires, the emergence of the trans-Atlantic slave trade, the European conquest, and the creation of independent African nations. Yet the book maintains a focus on the peoples whose creative energies built unique communities and traditions within the challenging context of the Africa landmass. In the process of reconstructing this continent's rich history, the authors analyze the contentious scholarly debates that have emerged out of this field. The book is illustrated with photographs, maps, and sidebars that feature the salient points on either side of the debates.

    • Provides an accessible introduction to the continent's history for students and general readers
    • Explains many crucial aspects of world history (Pharaonic Egypt, the trans-Atlantic slave trade, colonialism) from an African perspective
    • The authors analyze the contentious scholarly debates that have emerged out of this field
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    • Edition: 2nd Edition
    • Date Published: November 2013
    • format: Hardback
    • isbn: 9781107037809
    • length: 416 pages
    • dimensions: 254 x 178 x 24 mm
    • weight: 0.94kg
    • contains: 27 b/w illus. 35 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. The historical geography of Africa
    2. Kingdoms on the Nile
    3. The peoples of sub-Saharan Africa: society, culture, language
    4. Crops, cows, and iron
    5. Northeast Africa in the age of Aksum
    6. Empires of the plains
    7. East Africa and the Indian Ocean world
    8. The Lake Plateau of East Africa
    9. Societies and states of the West African forest
    10. Kingdoms and trade in Central Africa
    11. The peoples and states of southern Africa
    12. Africa in world history
    13. Diseases and crops: old and new
    14. Slavery in Africa
    15. The Atlantic slave trade
    16. The Asian slave trade
    17. Imperial Africa
    18. The European conquest of Africa
    19. Southern Africa, 1486–1910
    20. European colonial rule in Africa
    21. The colonial legacy
    22. Independent Africa
    23. The Union of South Africa and the apartheid state
    24. A decade of hope
    25. Cold War Africa
    26. Africa at the beginning of the twenty-first century.

  • Authors

    Robert O. Collins, Late of the University of California, Santa Barbara
    Robert O. Collins (1933–2008) began his career in Africa in 1956 when he travelled to the newly independent nation of Sudan. He earned graduate degrees from Oxford and Columbia Universities. He taught African history at the University of California, Santa Barbara for forty years. He is the author of over twenty books on African history.

    James M. Burns, Clemson University, South Carolina

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