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  • ISBN-13: 9780684162911
  • Publisher: Cengage Gale
  • Publication date: 1/28/1980
  • Edition description: 3d ed
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 794

Table of Contents

Part I Ancient Africa 1
1 The Beginnings of African History 3
The Geographic Base 3
The Genesis of Homo Sapiens 9
Africa and the Origins of Agriculture 13
The Agricultural Revolution in Egypt 17
The Distribution of African Populations 21
Suggestions for Further Reading 26
2 Africa in the Ancient World 27
Egypt and Kush 27
Mediterranean Africa 37
The Ancient Land of Axum 41
Suggestions for Further Reading 45
3 The States of the Western and Central Sudan 47
The World of the Desert 47
The Ecology of Sahel and Savanna 51
Traders in the Sahara and Sudan 54
The Golden Commerce 57
The Mercantile Civilization 59
Sudanic State Systems 63
The Kingdom of Ghana 65
The Rise and Fall of Mali 67
The Empire of Songhai 69
Kanem-Bornu and the Hausa States 72
Suggestions for Further Reading 78
4 The Cosmopolitan World of East Africa 79
The Rise of the City-States 79
The Portuguese on the East African Coast 84
The Omani Suzerainty 88
Ethiopia--The Trials of Isolation 92
Christians and Muslims in the Eastern Sudan 100
Suggestions for Further Reading 102
5 The West African Forest Civilization 104
The Land and the People 104
The Daily Life 112
Ife, Oyo, and the Rise of the Yoruba 117
The People of Benin 119
The Kingdom of Dahomey 122
The Akan States of Asante and Fante 123
Suggestions for Further Reading 127
6 The Great Migrations 129
The Civilization of Zimbabwe 129
The Bantu Speakers 132
Bantu Cultures 136
Cushitic and Nilotic Movements 139
Some Bantu and Nilotic Communities 141
Central African Bantu 141
Bunyoro and Buganda 142
The Kikuyu 144
Turkana Pastoralists 146
Suggestions for Further Reading 148
7 The Coming of Europe 150
The Roots of European Expansion 150
The Imperial Design of Portugal 152
The Portuguese in Kongo and Angola 153
The Arrival of the Dutch 157
The British and French in West Africa 163
The Nature of the European Impact 164
European Commerce 170
Africa and the Atlantic Slave Trade 172
Suggestions for Further Reading 176
Part II Revolutionary Africa 179
8 The Genesis of Modern Africa 181
The Age of Revolution 181
Muhammad Ali and the Modernization of Egypt 183
Suggestions for Further Reading 187
9 Religion and Empire in Western and Central Sudan 188
Prelude to the Great Jihads of the Nineteenth Century 188
Usuman dan Fodio and the Sokoto Jihad 190
Seku Ahmadu in Masina 196
The Jihad of al-Hajj Umar 198
Al-Kanemi and His Successors in Bornu 200
Samori and Rabih 203
Suggestions for Further Reading 208
10 The Eastern Sudan--Egyptian Expansionism and the Mahdist Revolution 209
Invasion from the North 209
The Ecology of Poverty 211
Egypt in the Sudan 214
The Southern Sudan and the Slave Trade 218
Backdrop to the Mahdi 221
The Mahdist Revolution 222
Epilogue--The Khalifa Abdallahi 225
Suggestions for Further Reading 227
11 Population Explosions in Southern Africa 228
Mfecane--The Road from Zululand 228
Central Africa and the Great Ngoni Trek 233
The Search for Security--Sebetwane and Mzilikazi 236
Moshoeshoe and the Diplomacy of Self-Defense 239
The Boer Trekkers 241
The Shape of Things to Come--South Africa at Mid-Century 245
Suggestions for Further Reading 250
12 West Africa and Europe's Humanitarian Revolution 252
The Enlightenment in West Africa 252
Colonization, Christianity, and Commerce 255
Senegal--The Jacobin Heritage 258
The Bible and the Plough 259
West African Kingdoms in the Nineteenth Century 264
The Vanishing Dream 268
Suggestions for Further Reading 273
13 Commerce and Statecraft in Eastern and Central Africa 275
The Rise of International Trade 275
The Economic Imperialism of Sayyid Said 279
Firearms and the Shifting Ecology of the Interior 283
Mirambo, Tippu Tip, and the Demise of Merchant Imperialism 286
Buganda and the International Trade 289
Suggestions for Further Reading 291
Part III Colonial Africa 293
14 The Partition of Africa 295
The Berlin Conference 295
Partition--The Causes 298
Partition--The Process 303
Partition--The African Response 310
Modernization and Independence in Ethiopia 314
Suggestions for Further Reading 320
15 Early Nationalist Stirrings in West Africa 322
Adaptation and Survival 322
Politics and Commerce in Senegal 324
Sierra Leone and African Nationalist Self-Consciousness 328
Edward Blyden Creates a Philosophy of African Nationalism 331
Liberia and the Tribulations of Independence 335
The Demise of the Forest Kingdoms 337
Abortive Alliance--The Westernized Africans and the Traditional Authorities 340
Suggestions for Further Reading 344
16 The Foundations of Progress and Poverty in Southern Africa 345
The Birth of a New Society 345
Britain and Complexities of Colonial Stewardship 346
The Revolution of Diamonds and Gold 348
The Road to Union 352
The Other Union 358
Beyond the Limpopo-- 363
--And Across the Zambezi 368
Suggestions for Further Reading 374
17 Colonialism and Nation Making in East Africa 375
The Logic of European Imperialism 375
British Paternalism in Uganda 376
Kenya--Racialism in a Colonial Society 380
Kenya--Alien Rule and African Response 384
Kenya--The Onset of African Political and Social Aspirations 386
The Tanganyikan Colony and Mandate 389
Multiple Colonialism in Zanzibar 392
British Rule and Nationalist Stirrings in the Nile Valley 394
Suggestions for Further Reading 397
18 Between Two World Wars--Nationalist Frustrations in West Africa 399
West Africa and the First World War 399
The Theory and Practice of Colonial Administration 400
Nationalist Politics in West Africa Between the Two World Wars 404
The National Congress of British West Africa 414
The Pan-African Movement 416
Liberia and African Nationalism 419
Suggestions for Further Reading 422
19 In the Heart of Darkness 424
The Unity of Diversity 424
The Belgian Congo 425
French Equatorial Africa 433
Portuguese Angola and Mozambique 438
Suggestions for Further Reading 442
20 The Two Societies of Southern Africa 444
Apartheid--Colonialism in South Africa 444
Apartheid and the Republic of South Africa 451
African Nationalism in South Africa 453
South-West Africa and the High Commission Territories 458
The Theory and Practice of Partnership in Central Africa 460
The Rise and Fall of Federation in Central Africa 464
Suggestions for Further Reading 469
Part IV Independent Africa 471
21 Toward Independence 473
The Foundations of Freedom 473
The Changing World 479
Independence Movements in the Northeast 481
The West African Catalyst 484
Independence--The French-African Variant 491
The Crisis of Independence in the Congo 495
East African Uhuru 499
Black and White Independence in Central Africa 507
The Haves and the Have-Nots 511
Suggestions for Further Reading 512
22 Independence Economics 515
The Meaning of Freedom 515
Alternatives of Economic Development 516
The Problems of Modernization 520
Agriculture 520
Mining 523
Industry 525
The Vagaries of Economic Growth 528
The Crisis of Foreign Debt 534
A Faltering Development 536
Suggestions for Further Reading 539
23 States and Nations 540
The Indispensable Unity 540
Decline of the Parties 541
The Soldiers 549
Civil War 553
Suggestions for Further Reading 563
24 Disintegrating Citadels in the South 564
Portugal Bows Out 564
From Rhodesia to Zimbabwe 568
Namibia--The Last African Colony 572
The Afrikaner Laager 574
"Freedom in Our Lifetime" 578
A New South Africa 582
Suggestions for Further Reading 583
25 African Cultural Independence--Ideals and Complexities 585
Negritude 585
An Independent African Civilization 589
Europe and the African Personality 592
The Victims 596
Independence and the African Woman 599
Ecological Imperatives 602
Economic Development and the Wars 605
Suggestions for Further Reading 607
Index 609
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