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  • Affairs of West Africaby Edmund Dene Morel

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 186.00

    First published in 1968. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Bitter Chocolateby Carol Off

    New Press, The 2014; US$ 17.95

    Hailed in hardcover as “compelling? ( Kirkus Reviews ) and an “astonishing [and] wrenching story? ( The London Free Press ), Bitter Chocolate is an eye-opening look at one of our most beloved consumer products. Tracing the fascinating origins and evolution of chocolate from the banquet tables of Montezuma?s Aztec court in the early sixteenth century... more...

  • Histories of the Hangedby David Anderson

    Orion Publishing Group 2011; US$ 13.99

    This book tells for the first time the story of the dirty war the British fought in Kenya, in the run-up to the country's independence in 1964. In 1952, after years of tension and bitterness, the grievances of the Gikuyu people of central Kenya exploded into open rebellion. Only 32 European settlers died in the subsequent fighting, but more than 1,800... more...

  • Rorke's Driftby Adrian Greaves

    Orion Publishing Group 2012; US$ 8.99

    On 22nd January 1879 a force of 20,000 Zulus overwhelmed and destroyed the British invading force at Isandlwana, killing and ritually disemboweling over 1200 troops. That afternoon, the same Zulu force turned their attention on a small outpost at Rorke?s Drift. The battle that ensued, one of the British Army?s great epics, has since entered into legend.... more...

  • Timbuktuby Marq de Villiers; Sheila Hirtle

    Bloomsbury Publishing 2009; US$ 11.99

    Timbuktu-the name still evokes an exotic, faraway place even though its glory days are long gone. Unspooling its history and legends, resolving myth with reality, Marq de Villiers and Sheila Hirtle have captured the splendor and decay of one of mankind's treasures. Founded in the early 1100s by Tuareg nomads who called their camp "Tin Buktu," it... more...

  • The Pirate Coastby Richard Zacks

    Hyperion 2005; Not Available

    A real-life thriller--the true story of the unheralded American who brought the Barbary Pirates to their knees. In an attempt to stop the legendary Barbary Pirates of North Africa from hijacking American ships, William Eaton set out on a secret mission to overthrow the government of Tripoli. The operation was sanctioned by President Thomas Jefferson,... more...

  • The Pirate Coastby Richard Zacks

    Hyperion 2005; US$ 25.37

    A real-life thriller--the true story of the unheralded American who brought the Barbary Pirates to their knees. In an attempt to stop the legendary Barbary Pirates of North Africa from hijacking American ships, William Eaton set out on a secret mission to overthrow the government of Tripoli. The operation was sanctioned by President Thomas Jefferson,... more...

  • Navigating Colonial Ordersby Kirsten Alsaker Kjerland; Bjorn Enge Bertelsen

    Berghahn Books 2014; US$ 95.00

    Norwegians in colonial Africa and Oceania had varying aspirations and adapted in different ways to changing social, political and geographical circumstances in foreign, colonial settings. They included Norwegian shipowners, captains, and diplomats; traders and whalers along the African coast and in Antarctica; large-scale plantation owners in Mozambique... more...

  • Rabatby Janet L. Abu-Lughod

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 52.95

    Making provocative use of the term apartheid," Janet Abu-Lughod argues that French colonial policies in Moroccan cities effectively segregated Moroccans from Europeans. Focusing on Rabat and drawing upon unpublished data from the 1971 census of Morocco, she documents the results of this segregation. Originally published in 1981. The Princeton Legacy... more...

  • Liptako Speaksby Paul Irwin

    Princeton University Press 2014; US$ 30.95

    Although historians today turn increasingly to oral tradition as a source of data on the history of non-literate peoples, Paul Irwin cautions them against uncritical use of such evidence. In an attempt to determine how much historians can learn about the past from oral traditions, he studies those of Liptako, now a part of Upper Volta hut in the nineteenth... more...