An Introduction to African Civilizations

An Introduction to African Civilizations


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An Introduction to African Civilizations by John G. Jackson, Willis Nathaniel Huggins

2015 Reprint of 1937 Edition. Full Facsimile of the original edition. Not reproduced with Optical Recognition Software. This edition reprints the original publication of 1937 and not later editions. At the time of its publications Jackson's work constituted a new approach to African history, from prehistoric to modern times, focusing on the contributions of African civilization to the cultural evolution of early Europe. "The picture we get today of Africa in past ages from the history taught in our schools is that Africans were savages and that, although Europeans invaded their lands and made slaves of them, they were in a way conferring a great favor on them, since they brought to them the blessings of Christian civilization," writes John G. Jackson.
With brilliantly objective scholarship, Jackson obliterates that picture and presents one infinitely more rich. This book challenges all the standard approaches to African history, from the dawn of prehistory to the resurgent Africa of today. It will challenge the parochial historian, devastate the theoretical pretensions of white supremacists, and expand intellectual horizons. It is a fascinating book to be read and reread by the layman and the scholar for pleasure and knowledge.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781614278498
Publisher: Martino Fine Books
Publication date: 07/22/2015
Pages: 244
Sales rank: 531,677
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

1.Africa and the Origin of Man37
2.Ethiopia and the Origin of Civilization60
3.Egypt and the Evolution of Civilization93
4.Africa and the Civilizing of Europe: The Empire of the Moors157
5.The Golden Age of West Africa196
6.Africa and the Discovery of America232
7.Mariners and Merchants of the Eastern Coast264
8.Zimbabwe, Monomotapa, and Other Kingdoms of the Interior283
9.The Destruction of African Culture296
10.Africa Resurgent319
New Bibliographical Approach to African History366

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