Africans: The History of a Continent / Edition 2

Africans: The History of a Continent / Edition 2

by John Iliffe
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521682975

ISBN-13: 9780521682978

Pub. Date: 07/31/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

In a vast and all-embracing study of Africa, from the origins of mankind to the AIDS epidemic, John Iliffe refocuses its history on the peopling of an environmentally hostile continent. Africans have been pioneers struggling against disease and nature, and their social, economic and political institutions have been designed to ensure their survival. In the context

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In a vast and all-embracing study of Africa, from the origins of mankind to the AIDS epidemic, John Iliffe refocuses its history on the peopling of an environmentally hostile continent. Africans have been pioneers struggling against disease and nature, and their social, economic and political institutions have been designed to ensure their survival. In the context of medical progress and other twentieth-century innovations, however, the same institutions have bred the most rapid population growth the world has ever seen. The history of the continent is thus a single story binding living Africans to their earliest human ancestors. John Iliffe was Professor of African History at the University of Cambridge and is a Fellow of St. John's College. He is the author of several books on Africa, including A modern history of Tanganyika and The African poor: A history, which was awarded the Herskovits Prize of the African Studies Association of the United States. Both books were published by Cambridge University Press.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521682978
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
07/31/2007
Series:
African Studies Series, #108
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
384
Sales rank:
1,209,413
Product dimensions:
6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

1. The frontiersmen of mankind; 2. The emergence of food-producing communities; 3. The impact of metals; 4. Christianity and Islam; 5. Colonising society in western Africa; 6. Colonising society in eastern and southern Africa; 7. The Atlantic slave trade; 8. Regional diversity in the nineteenth century; 9. Colonial invasion; 10. Colonial change, 1918–50; 11. Independent Africa; 12. Industrialisation and race in South Africa; 13. In the time of AIDS.

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