African Perspectives on Colonialism / Edition 1

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Overview

Eminent historian A. Adu Boahen gives an African perspective on colonialism. A. ADU BOAHEN was Professor Emeritus of History, University of Ghana (Legon), fellow of the Ghana Academy of Arts & Sciences North America: The Johns Hopkins University Press

"A valuable overview of the colonial period in Africa by one of the most distinguished Afrcian historians. " Philip D. Curtin, The Johns Hopkins University

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Here is the story from the other side; it serves as a needed corrective to the ubiquitous Eurocentric point of view.

Times Literary Supplement
Contradict[s] the extraordinary myth that Africa 'has no history..'Boahen is one of the pioneers in the school of African historiography.
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Here is the story from the other side; it serves as a needed corrective to the ubiquitous Eurocentric point of view.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780801839313
  • Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press
  • Publication date: 9/28/1989
  • Series: The Johns Hopkins Symposia in Comparative History , #15
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 133
  • Sales rank: 649,778
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.43 (d)

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    Very Tough Read

    I was required to read this book for an Africa and the World course. I found it extremely hard to read. I am a fairly avid reader and this is so dry and boring. It is worse than a text book. <BR/>The majority of the book is about how all the different European countries (mainly Britain and France) carved up Africa to exploite its people and resources. Boahen also talks about about the different African revolts and rebellions. Also, he talks about the African people's demand for a reformed government and reform in all aspects of everyday African life (education, social organizations, etc...).

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