A History of Sub-Saharan Africa

A History of Sub-Saharan Africa

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Cambridge Univ Pr
In a trawl through the entire sweep of sub-Saharan history, the authors have written an accessible introduction for students and general readers. The opening chapter on geography and climate frames the discussion, demonstrating how the environment has shaped the societies and cultures of those living in the region. Thereafter they describe the rise of states and empires in the classical period, the slave trade within Africa and beyond to the Americas, and the European conquest. The concluding section focuses on Africa in the twentieth century as it gains independence and searches for a new identity beyond colonialism. While the authors mull over the debates which have shaped the study of African history, at the center of this story are the tragedies, triumphs and the resilience of the African people. The book is illustrated with photographs, maps, and sidebars which feature the salient points on either side of the debates.

Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2014
Edition: 2nd ed
Description: ix, 405 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm
ISBN: 9781107628519
1107628512
9781107037809
1107037808
Branch Call Number: 967 Col
Additional Contributors: Burns, James McDonald.

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