General History of Africa volume 6 [pbk abridged]
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384 Pages

21 x 14.8 cm

Series: Unesco General History of Africa

Imprint: James Currey

General History of Africa volume 6 [pbk abridged]

Africa in the Nineteenth Century until the 1880s

Edited by J.F.Ade Ajayi

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SPECIAL COMMENDATION in Africa's 100 Best Books of the Twentieth Century. The series is illustrated throughout with maps and black and white photographs.
Covers the major forces at work in African society at the beginning of the 19th century until the onset of the European scramble for colonial territory in the 1880s. This study also looks at Africa's changing role in the world economy, and the effects of the abolition of the slave trade.
The series is co-published in Africa with seven publishers, in the United States and Canada by the University of California Press, and in association with the UNESCOPress.
"Reviews of the Series:" .
"... a real contribution to scholarship. -" Roland Oliver, the TLS
"The General History of Africa was launched in 1970, when an International Scientific Committee of 39 scholars was formed to oversee the writing and publication of a complete survey of the African past, from pre-history to the present. The laudable aim of the project was to break free from the straightjacket of Eurocentrism, and to provide a history that reflected a range of African views without imposing any set historical interpretation. -" David M. Anderson, INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

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9780852550960

May 1998

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Title Details

384 Pages

2.1 x 1.48 cm

Series: Unesco General History of Africa

Imprint: James Currey