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Africa since 1800

5th Edition

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  • Date Published: February 2005
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521544740

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  • This book, the Fifth Revised Edition of a well-known introductory textbook, has remained in steady demand for the past forty years. The new edition covers events up to the middle of 2003, and takes account of the fresh perspectives brought about by the end of the Cold War and the new global situation following the events of September 11, 2001. It is also concerned with the demographic trends which are at the heart of so many African problems today, the ravages of diseases such as AIDS and malaria, and the conflicts waged by warlords fighting for control of scarce resources. Previous Edition Hb (1994): 0-521-41946-8 Previous Edition Pb (1994): 0-521-42970-6

    • Fifth revised edition of this well-known introductory book
    • New concluding chapter on Africa during the 1990s
    • Re-drawn maps, with revised suggestions for further reading
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    • Edition: 5th Edition
    • Date Published: February 2005
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521544740
    • length: 414 pages
    • dimensions: 229 x 152 x 21 mm
    • weight: 0.467kg
    • contains: 35 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    1. Africa north of the equator
    2. Africa south of the equator
    3. The opening up of Africa I: from the north-east
    4. The opening up of Africa II: from the Maghrib
    5. West Africa before the colonial period 1800–75
    6. Western Central Africa
    7. Eastern Central Africa
    8. Southern Africa
    9. The partition of Africa on paper 1879–91
    10. The partition of Africa on the ground 1891–1901
    11. Colonial rule in Tropical Africa I: political and economic developments 1885–1914
    12. Colonial rule in Tropical Africa II: social and religious developments
    13. The inter-war period, 1918–38
    14. North and North-East Africa 1900–39
    15. South Africa 1902–39
    16. The last years of colonial rule
    17. The road to independence I: North and North-East Africa
    18. The road to independence II: Africa from the Sahara to the Zambezi
    19. The road to independence III: Central Africa
    20. The long road to democracy in Southern Africa
    21. The politics of independent Africa
    22. Economics and society in independent Africa
    23. Into the third millenium
    Suggestions for further reading

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Africa Past and Present
    • Africa since 1800
    • Cultural History of Modern Africa
    • History of Africa
    • History of Sub-Saharan Africa
    • Modern africa Since 1800
    • Topics in World History
    • World Literature
  • Authors

    Roland Oliver, University of London

    Anthony Atmore

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