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Pride of Men: Ironworking in 19th Century West Central Africa

Pride of Men: Ironworking in 19th Century West Central Africa

by Coleen E Kriger


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ISBN-13: 9780325001067
Publisher: Heinemann
Publication date: 03/11/1999
Series: Social History of Africa Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.09(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.57(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Colleen Kriger is Assistant Professor of History at the University of North Carolina, Greensboro.

Table of Contents

I. The Work and the Setting

1. African History, Ironworking, and the Mystique of the Blacksmith

Iron Production in Central Africa: Building a Craft Tradition, ca. 600 B.C. to 1920

Social and Economic Values of Ironworking: Regional Patterns

3. Smelting Iron: Fathers of the Furnace

Making and Changing Money: Iron Currencies

The Work of the Finishing Forge

Social and Economic Values of Ironworking: Local Histories

6. Patronage and Innovation in the Kuba Kingdom

Markets for Prestige Along the Middle Zaire

Ironworkers in West Central African Society

8. The Blacksmith's Mystique Unveiled: Ideology, Identity, and the Social Prominence of Ironworkers

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