Key Events in African History: A Reference Guide

Key Events in African History: A Reference Guide

by Toyin Falola
     
 

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A reference guide to 36 watershed events in African history that will enrich students' understanding of the history of the continent from prehistoric times to the presentSee more details below

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A reference guide to 36 watershed events in African history that will enrich students' understanding of the history of the continent from prehistoric times to the present

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Gr 10 Up-A compact overview and summary of events that have shaped the history of the African continent. Preceding the text is a time line covering 40,000 B.C. to A.D. 2001, divided into four periods: "Ancient," "Precolonial," "Colonial," and "Postcolonial." The 36 scholarly chapters that follow take a chronological approach. They examine the growth of kingdoms and various cultures on the continent, the diverse peoples and geographies that contribute to its history, and outside influences. Chapters include: "The Iron Age and the Spread of Bantu Speakers, 730 B.C.+," "The Rise of Kush and Aksum, 730 B.C.+," and "The Atlantic Slave Trade, 1440-1870." Aspects of Islam, apartheid, national liberation, and recent environmental challenges are also addressed. Simple black-and-white maps and some average-quality photos and reproductions appear throughout. A bibliography concludes each chapter. This survey will prove useful as a reference source for advanced students. It should also find a home in circulating collections.-Janet Woodward, Garfield High School, Seattle, WA Copyright 2003 Reed Business Information.

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ISBN-13:
9780313006685
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/30/2002
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
3 MB

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