The purpose of this History of Africa, now in its fourth revised edition, is to provide a clear, basic and well-illustrated introduction to Africa's long and fascinating past ... . -- Provided by Publisher.
Introduction Early prehistory of Africa Later prehistory : farming and pastoralism in tropical Africa and ancient Egypt The impact of iron in north and west Africa The early Iron Age in central, eastern and southern Africa North Africa to 1000 CE Trans-Saharan trade and the kingdom of ancient Ghana Islam and the Sudanic states of west Africa Eastern Africa to the sixteenth century Later Iron Age states and societies of central and southern Africa to sixteenth century Trading towns of the east African coast to the sixteenth century The Atlantic slave trade, sixteenth to eighteenth century West African states and societies, to the eighteenth century North and northeast Africa to the eighteenth century Central and eastern Africa to the eighteenth century Southern Africa to the eighteenth century West Africa in the nineteenth century The ending of the Atlantic slave trade Christian missions, new states and precolonial 'nationalism' Central and east Africa in the nineteenth century Pre-industrial southern Africa in the nineteenth century North and northeast Africa in the nineteenth century Christianity and pre-colonial 'nationalism' The European 'Scramble', colonial conquest and African resistance in east, north-central and west Africa Industrialisation, colonial conquest and African resistance in south-central and southern Africa Colonial conquest and African resistance in east, north-central and west Africa Industrialisation, colonial conquest and African resistance in south-central and southern Africa Consolidation of empire : the early period of colonial rule Africa between the wars : the high tide of colonial rule The second World War and Africa The winning of independence (1) The winning of independence (2) The winning of independence (3) Africa responses to the colonial legacy The challenges and dilemmas of development: debt and international aid Contemporary Africa.
First edition published 1989 by Macmillan Publishers. Includes bibliographical references and index.
Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Hilda A. Wurtman Memorial Fund.