Africans and Their History chronicles in fascinating detail African history from prehistoric times through the present. This concise and authoritative overview of the diverse peoples and societies of Africa now covers recent events, including the emergence of a free South Africa and its landmark enactment of a constitution that recognizes even more rights than the American constitution.The dynamic history and the relationship Africans have with the rest of the world is revealed in Africans and Their History, exposing and shattering ugly stereotypes that for too long have dominated Western thought.
• Africans and Their History has been updated to reflect the past decade of African events.
• Ever growing number of African Studies departments on college campuses insures a constant audience for this book.
• Africans and Their History has a long and steady backlist life—first published in 1972.
|Publisher:||Penguin Publishing Group|
|Product dimensions:||5.40(w) x 8.00(h) x 1.00(d)|
|Age Range:||18 Years|
About the Author
Table of ContentsPreface to the Second Revised Edition
Preface to the First Edition
1. A Tradition of Myths and Stereotypes
2. The Evolution of Early African Societies
3. Early Kingdoms, and City-States
4. Africa and the World, 1400-1850
5. The Expansion of Africa
6. Repatriation and the Development of a Pan-Africanist Tradition
7. Politics and State-Building I: The Guinea Coast and Forest Regions
8. Politics and State-Building II: The Sudan
9. Politics and State-Building III: Central and Southern Africa
10. Politics and Trade in East Africa
11. The Scramble and Partition
12. African Diplomacy, Resistance, and Rebellion
13. The European Colonizers: Policies and Practices
14. The Struggle for Independence
15. The Transformation in Southern Africa: South Africa and Namibia
16. The Quest for Unity
17. Africa and Contemporary Issues