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  • 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...

  • A World of Their Ownby Meghan Healy-Clancy

    University of Virginia Press 2014; US$ 29.50

    The politics of black education has long been a key issue in southern African studies, but despite rich debates on the racial and class dimensions of schooling, historians have neglected their distinctive gendered dynamics. A World of Their Own is the first book to explore the meanings of black women?s education in the making of modern South Africa.... more...

  • The Pirate Coastby Richard Zacks

    Hyperion 2005; US$ 25.88

    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 Focusing on Rabat and drawing upon unpublished data from the 1971 census of Morocco, she documents the results of this segregation.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...

  • The Hunt for the Golden Moleby Richard Girling

    Counterpoint 2014;

    Taking as its narrative engine the hunt for an animal that is legendarily rare, Richard Girling writes an engaging and highly informative history of humankind?s interest in hunting and collecting – what prompts us to do this? what good might come of our need to catalog all the living things of the natural world? Girling, named Environmental Journalist... more...

  • Manufacturing Powerlessness in the Black Diasporaby Charles Green

    AltaMira Press 2002; US$ 33.99

    Despite the economic utopianism brought on by globalization, effective solutions to the persistent plight of urban blacks throughout the African diaspora continue to elude scholars, politicians, and community leaders. Charles Green brings a decade of research and original fieldwork in Africa, the Caribbean, and the United States to investigate the... more...

  • South Africaby Nancy L. Clark; William H. Worger

    Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 36.95

    Apartheid was an oppressive and brutal system of racial discrimination that captured and appalled world opinion during the latter half of the twentieth century. South Africa: The Rise and Fall of Apartheid examines the history of South Africa during this period of apartheid: from 1948 when the Nationalists came to power, through to the collapse... more...

  • Robert Thorne Coryndonby Christopher P. Youé

    Wilfrid Laurier University Press 2006; US$ 32.95

    Robert Coryndon was born in 1870 in Queenstown, Cape Colony, the son of an English immigrant father and a mother belonging to a distinguished Cape family. Despite the fact that a mere three years of his education were received back ?Home? in England, this most able ?Colonial? served twenty-eight years as the top-ranking administrator of African dependencies,... more...