Title Africans: The History Of A Continent.
Edition Thirteenth Printing.
Publisher Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 2005.
0521484227 / 9780521484220
Seller ID 41128X1
This history of Africa from the origins of mankind to the South African general election of 1994 refocuses African history on the peopling of an environmentally hostile continent. The social, economic and political institutions of the African continent were designed to ensure survival and maximize numbers, but in the context of medical progress and other twentieth-century innovations these institutions have bred the most rapid population growth the world has ever seen. The history of the continent is thus a single story binding living Africans to the earliest human ancestors. The contents of this book is as follows: 1. The frontiersmen of mankind; 2. The emergence of food-producing communities; 3. The impact of metals; 4. Christianity and Islam; 5. Colonising society in Western Africa; 6. Colonising society in Eastern and Southern Africa; 7. The Atlantic slave trade; 8. Regional diversity in the nineteenth century; 9. Colonial invasion; 10. Colonial change, 1918-50; 11. Independent Africa; 12. Industrialisation and race in South Africa. Includes an Index. "I have never read a more original, stimulating, current and authoritative text; it ranks with the best creative masters of the genre who defined the fields of African history." Joseph C. Miller, University of Virginia
(Key Words: Africans, Slave Trade, John Iliffe, Africa, African History, Zimbabwe, Yoruba, South Africa, Slavery, Nigeria, Morocco, Malawi, Kenya, Hausa, Gold, Ethiopia, Egypt, Buganda, Algeria).