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African History in Documents : Western African History / Edition 1

African History in Documents : Western African History / Edition 1

by Robert O. Collins


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African History in Documents : Western African History / Edition 1

This volume covers five hundred years of history, beginning with the writings of travelers Ibn Battuta, Leo Africanus, Mungo Park, Heinrich Barth, René Caillé, and Mary Kingsley, as well as many others. Religious wars are described by chroniclers such as Abd Allah ibn Muhammad and Al-Kanami, Sire Abbas Soh, and Ahmadu Hampate Ba. The trans-Saharan and cross-Atlantic slave trades are a central concern of the book and the French and British colonial periods are also scrutinized. Modern times are examined in the texts of Nnamidi Azikiwe, Léopold Senghor, Sékou Touré, and Kwame Nkrumah. Special emphasis is placed on original African texts about political traditions, independence movements after WWII, the law, and other themes of social and political history. The African History in Documents series also features: Volume II: Eastern African History Volume III: Central and South African History

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781558760158
Publisher: Wiener, Markus Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 04/13/2012
Series: Topics in World History Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 264
Sales rank: 564,167
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

1. Ibn Battuta: Mali
2. Antonius Malfante: Tawat and the Western Sudan Trade
3. Leo Africanus: The Western Sudan in the Sixteenth Century
4. Abd-al-Rahman al-Sadi: Songhay and the Moroccan Invasion
5. Imam Ahmad ibn Fartuwa: Idris Alawma and the Kanem Wars
6. The Kano Chronicle: Kings of Kano
7. Sim Abbas Soh: Abd al-Qadir in Senegalese Futa
8. Abd Allah ibn Muhammad: The Hijra and Holy War of Sheik Uthman dan Fodio
9. Al-Kanami: The Case Against the Jihad
10. Mungo Park: The Niger at Segu
11. Major Dixon Denham: Bornu and Sheik al-Kanami
12. René Caillié: The Trans-Saharan Caravan
13. Heinrich Barth: AI-Hajj Bashir, Kukawa, and Timbuktu
14. Ahmadu Hampate Ba: Sheik Ahmadu and Masina
15. Mohammadon Alion Tyam: The Life of al-Hajj Umar
16. Félix Éboué: Native Policy and Political Institutions in French Equatorial Africa
17. The Brazzaville Conference: The Political and Social Organization of the Colonies
18. Sékou Touré and General de Gaulle: France and West Africa
19. Al-Hajj Sir Ahmadu Bello: Political Leader and Traditional Ruler
20. Léopold Senghor: The Spirit of Civilization or the Laws of African Negro Culture
21. Gomes Eannes de Azurara: The Discovery of Guinea
22. Anonymous: The Guinea Coast in the Sixteenth Century
23. John Barbot: Benin
24. William Bosman: Justice and Warfare at Axim
25. William Snelgrave: The Slaves Mutiny
26. Mercator Honestus: A Defense of the African Slave Trade
27. Captain Hugh Crow: Bonny
28. Archibald Dalzel: Dahomey and Its Neighbors
29. Thomas Fowell Buxton: The Principles of Abolition
30. Theodore Canot: Slaving in Liberia
31. Sir Harry Johnston: Jaja, Nana, and Resistance to British Control
32. Mary Kingsley: The Crown Colony System in West Africa
33. Sir Frederick Gordon Guggisberg: The Education of the African
34. Lord Lugard: Indirect Rule in Tropical Africa
35. Nnamdi Azikiwe: Nigeria and Independence
36. Kwame Nkrumah: The Axioms of Kwame Nkrumah

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