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  • Slavery by Any Other Nameby Eric Allina

    University of Virginia Press 2012; US$ 49.50

    Based on documents from a long-lost and unexplored colonial archive, Slavery by Any Other Name tells the story of how Portugal privatized part of its empire to the Mozambique Company. In the late nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the company governed central Mozambique under a royal charter and built a vast forced labor regime camouflaged by... more...

  • Chiefs, Priests, and Praise-Singersby Wyatt MacGaffey

    University of Virginia Press 2013; US$ 37.50

    In his new book, the eminent anthropologist Wyatt MacGaffey provides an ethnographically enriched history of Dagbon from the fifteenth century to the present, setting that history in the context of the regional resources and political culture of northern Ghana. Chiefs, Priests, and Praise-Singers shows how the history commonly assumed by scholars... 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...

  • African History For Beginnersby Herb Boyd; Shey Wolvek-Pfister

    For Beginners 2007; US$ 14.95

    African History For Beginners  explores the rich history of this continent of contrasts. Discover the glory of the Pharaohs and Towers of Zimbabwe, the cosmology of the Yoruba, the courage of the Masai and the golden wonders of Mali, the art treasures of the Bushongo and the sophistication of the Egyptians. It is a unique documentary portrait of... more...

  • Engaging with a Legacy: Nehemia Levtzion (1935-2003)by E. Ann McDougall

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 37.95

    Engaging with a Legacy shows how Nehemia Levtzion shaped our understanding of Islam in Africa and influenced successive scholarly generations in their approach to Islamization, conversion and fundamentalism. The book illuminates his work, career and family life ? including his own ?life vision? on the occasion of his 60 th birthday. It speaks to... more...

  • Children in Slavery through the Agesby Gwyn Campbell; Suzanne Miers; Joseph C. Miller

    Ohio University Press 2009; US$ 19.99

    Significant numbers of the people enslaved throughout world history have been children. The vast literature on slavery has grown to include most of the history of this ubiquitous practice, but nearly all of it concentrates on the adult males whose strong bodies and laboring capacities preoccupied the masters of the modern Americas. Children in Slavery... more...

  • African Language Reviewby D. Dalby

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 206.00

    First published in 1967. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company. more...

  • Modernization as Spectacle in Africaby Peter J. Bloom; Stephan F. Miescher; Takyiwaa Manuh

    Indiana University Press 2014; US$ 29.99

    For postcolonial Africa, modernization was seen as a necessary outcome of the struggle for independence and as crucial to the success of its newly established states. Since then, the rhetoric of modernization has pervaded policy, culture, and development, lending a kind of political theatricality to nationalist framings of modernization and Africans?... more...

  • The Shaping of South African Society, 1652?1840.by Richard Elphick; Hermann Giliomee

    Wesleyan University Press 2014; US$ 9.99

    RICHARD ELPHICK is professor of history at Wesleyan University. He is the author of Kraal and Castle: Khoikhoi and the Founding of White South Africa and editor (with Jeffrey Butler and David Welsh) of Democratic Liberalism in South Africa: Its History and Prospect (Wesleyan 1987). Hermann Giliomee is professor of political studies at the University... more...

  • The Politics of Race, Class and Nationalism in Twentieth Century South Africaby Shula Marks; Stanley Trapido

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 84.95

    "The standard of contribution is high . . . the reader gets a good sense of the cutting edge of historical research." ? African Affairs more...