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The Human Tradition in Modern Africa
     

The Human Tradition in Modern Africa

by Dennis D. Cordell, Jose C. Curto, Tovin Falola, Ibrahim Sundiata, Mamadou Diouf
 

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ISBN-10: 0742537331

ISBN-13: 9780742537330

Pub. Date: 11/16/2011

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.

This rich collection of biographies of African men and women adds a crucial human dimension to our understanding of the Africa's tumultuous history since 1800. They coped with upheavals such as the Atlantic slave trade, the conquest of smaller societies by larger ones, and growing European intrusion and conquest. More recently, they were actors who participated in

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This rich collection of biographies of African men and women adds a crucial human dimension to our understanding of the Africa's tumultuous history since 1800. They coped with upheavals such as the Atlantic slave trade, the conquest of smaller societies by larger ones, and growing European intrusion and conquest. More recently, they were actors who participated in the changes and challenges of independence dictatorship, economic boom and bust, internal conflict, and, for some, migration to Europe. Their lives demonstrate that individual women and men can and do indeed make history.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780742537330
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
11/16/2011
Series:
Human Tradition around the World Series , #50
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
316
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction: People and History in Modern Africa
Dennis D. Cordell
Part I: Encounters: Two Worlds and New Worlds, 1800–1850
Chapter 1: José Manuel and Nbena in Benguela in the Late 1810s: Encounters with Enslavement
José C. Curto
Chapter 2: Efusetan Aniwura of Ibadan (1820s–1874): A Woman Who Rose to the Rank of a Chief but Whom Male Rivals Destroyed
Toyin Falola
Chapter 3: Moka of Bioko (late 1820s–1899): The Chief Who United a Central African Island
Ibrahim Sundiata
Part II: Fashioning African Identities in the Era of European Conquest, 1850–1910
Chapter 4: Hamet Gora Diop (1846–1910): Merchant and Notable from Saint-Louis in Senegal
Mamadou Diouf
Chapter 5: Samuel Johnson (1846–1901) and The History of the Yorubas: Christianity and a New Intelligentsia in West Africa
Toyin Falola
Chapter 6: Stories of Cape Slavery and Emancipation in the Nineteenth Century
Pamela Scully
Chapter 7: Mama Adolphina Unda (c. 1880–1931): The Salvation of a Dynastic Family and the Foundation of Fipa Catholicism, 1898–1914
Marcia Wright
Part III: The Contradictions of Colonialism, 1910–1960: Exploitation and New Rights
Chapter 8: Colonial Administrator Adolphe A. M. Taillebourg (1874–1934): Strict Interpreter of the Law or Humanitarian?
Issiaka Mandé
Chapter 9: Louis Brody (1892–1951) of Cameroon and Mohammed Bayume Hussein (1904–1944) of Former German East Africa: Variety Show Performers and the Black Community in Germany between the Wars
Andreas Eckert
Chapter 10: Siti binti Saad (c. 1885–1950): “Giving Voice to the Voiceless,” Swahili Music, and the Global Recording Industry in the 1920s and 1930s
Laura Fair
Chapter 11: Maryan Muuse Boqor (b. 1938) and the Women Who Inspired Her: Memories of a Mogadishu Childhood
Lidwien Kapteijns and Maryan Muuse Boqor
Part IV: Globalization, Family Strategies, and New Threats in the Era of Independence, 1960–2012
Chapter 12: Wambui Waiyaki Otieno Mbugua (b. 1928): Gender Politics in Kenya from the Mau Mau Rebellion to the Pro-Democracy Movement
Cora Ann Presley
Chapter 13: Tina (b. 1942) of Côte d’Ivoire: Success in the Masculine World of Plantation Managers
Agnès Adjamagbo
Chapter 14: Samba Sylla (b. 1948), Doulo Fofanna (b. 1948 or 1949), and Djénébou Traore (b. 1972): The Colonies Come to France
Dennis D. Cordell and Carolyn F. Sargent
Chapter 15: Foday (b. ca. 1974) Meets the Rebels in 1991: Diamonds Are Not a Boy’s Best Friend
Doug Henry

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