African history

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Longman, 1990 - History - 612 pages
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"This book celebrates the coming age of African history, representing a quarter of a century of research by scholars from Africa, Europe and America. Though designed as a textbook for courses in African history, it aims at a broader conception of the nature of history than is found in textbooks of the history of other continents. Less emphasis is given to political history and more to social, economic, and intellectual trends. The authors, while seeking to look at Africa from an African point of view, are attempting to answer the question: how did the African continent come to be as it is today? -- BACK COVER.

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THE ROOTS OF AFRICAN CULTURES
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The Diffusion of Iron in Africa
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Hunters and Gatherers 2 Fishermen
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African history - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about African ...
Hutchinson encyclopedia article about African history. African history. Information about African history in the Hutchinson encyclopedia.
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African History Modules The University of Stirling
Stirling has been associated with African history teaching and research ... In our African history modules we offer students two survey courses (on the ...
www.history.stir.ac.uk/ historical-fields/ african/ index.php

JSTOR: African History
African history because of the region's long and well docu- mented history of economic and cultural links with Mediterranean and Asian communities. ...
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Encyclopedia of African History
The Routledge International Encyclopedia of Ethics: Routledge is a leading international publisher of books, journals, reference and electronic products in ...
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World History Connected | Vol. 2 No. 1 | Suggested Readings in ...
These two large, chronologically arranged collections offer essays by scholars on every aspect of African history. The UNESCO volumes have many more African ...
www.historycooperative.org/ journals/ whc/ 2.1/ northrup.html

Rice University | News & Media
Teaching African History Topic of Rice Humanities Seminar. Taking stock of African history courses at American universities is the focus of the Sixth Annual ...
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HISTORY
Probably the most highly readable introduction to African history, ... The best introduction to early African history of cities and states. ...
www.bu.edu/ africa/ outreach/ materials/ handouts/ africares.html

Precolonial African History. AHA Pamphlets, 501.
Prior to World War II, African history emphasized the European role in Africa, relegating African history before European colonization to minor importance. ...
eric.ed.gov/ ERICWebPortal/ recordDetail?accno=ED111703

AHA Information: Philip D. Curtin Bibliography
Why people move: migration in African history, by Philip D. Curtin. Waco, Tex. ... African history: from earliest times to independence, by Philip Curtin . ...
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UNESCO - General History of Africa: International Scientific Committee
People and Empires in African History : Essays in Memory of Michael Crowder, ... He also teaches the medieval period of precolonial African history. ...
www.unesco.org/ culture/ africa/ html_eng/ comite.htm

About the author (1990)

Born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Philip de Armond Curtin was educated at Swarthmore College and at Harvard University, from which he received a Ph.D. in history in 1953. That same year he joined the Swarthmore faculty as an instructor and assistant professor. In 1956, he moved on to the University of Wisconsin at Madison, where he remained for 14 years. During that time he was chair of the Wisconsin University Program in Comparative World History, the Wisconsin African Studies Program, and for five years, Melville J. Herskovits Professor. In 1975, he joined the department of history at Johns Hopkins University. In addition to holding Guggenheim fellowships in 1966 and 1980 and being a senior fellow of the National Endowment for the Humanities, Curtin has taken a leadership role in various organizations, including the African Studies Association, the International Congress of Africanists, and the American Historical Association. He also has gained recognition for his influential books on African history, including The Image of Africa (1964), Africa Remembered (1967), and The Atlantic Slave Trade: A Census (1969). In the latter, he demonstrated that the number of Africans who reached the New World during the centuries of the trans-Atlantic slave trade had been highly exaggerated.

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