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Author Collins, Robert O., 1933-2008.

Title A history of Sub-Saharan Africa / Robert O. Collins and James M. Burns.

Published New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  967 COLL    AVAILABLE
Physical description xii, 406 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
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. The arrival of Europeans in sub-Saharan Africa -- 13. Diseases and crops : old and new -- 14. Slavery in Africa -- 15. The Atlantic slave trade -- 16. The Asian slave trade -- 17. Prelude to the European conquest of Africa -- 18. The European conquest of Africa -- 19. Africans, Dutch, and the British in South Africa, 1486-1910 -- 20. European colonial rule in Africa -- 21. The colonial legacy -- 22. Nationalism and the independence of colonial 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.
Summary "While the authors mull over the debates which have shaped the study of African history over the last decade, at the center of this story are the tragedies, triumphs and resilience of the African people. The book is illustrated with photographs, maps and sidebars which feature the salient points on either side of a debate, and lists of further reading for those who want to delve deeper."--BOOK JACKET.
Other author Burns, James McDonald.
Subject Africa, Sub-Saharan -- History.
ISBN 9780521867467 (hardback)
0521867460 (hardback)
9780521687089 (paperback)
052168708X (paperback)