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Abolition, Legitimate Commerce, and Christianity in Nigeria  

Ayodeji Olukoju

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Apr 2022
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Mar 2022
The history of Nigeria in the nineteenth century was dominated by the collapse of Old Oyo, the rise of the Sokoto Caliphate in the north and Ibadan in the southwest, the abolition of the ... More

Africa  

Elizabeth Schmidt

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Jan 2013
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Jan 2013
This chapter examines the impact of the Cold War on Africa. It explains that while Africa is the least-known Cold War battleground, the United States, the Soviet Union, China, and Cuba ... More

Africa  

David B. Mattingly and Kevin MacDonald

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Feb 2013
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Apr 2013
This article examines early urban societies in Africa. It emphasizes three key issues: the strikingly wide geographical range and structural variety of urban forms; the apparent dichotomy ... More

Africa and The Global Lives of Things  

Jeremy Prestholdt

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Mar 2012
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Sep 2012
Inquiries into commodification, social distinction, and fashion have offered fresh perspectives on social relations and cultural formations in Africa. Imported consumer goods were both ... More

Africa in the Atlantic World, C.1760 – C. 1840  

Robin Law

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2012
The transatlantic slave trade peaked in the third quarter of the eighteenth century, when more than 80,000 slaves annually were being shipped from Africa for the Americas. This overshadowed ... More

Africa in World History: The Long, Long View  

Christopher Ehret

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2012
This article describes the origins of Africa; the ‘First Great Transition’ of human history from foraging to food production; the era of agricultural elaboration; the ‘Second Great ... More

Africa: 1000–2010  

Bill Freund

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Feb 2013
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Apr 2013
Africa is the continent least associated with cities and it is the least urbanized today. The maps of early modern Europe reflect this bias, with elephants and other beasts featured in ... More

African Colonial States  

Heather J. Sharkey

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Oct 2013
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Dec 2013
This chapter sketches a history of European colonial states in Africa, north and south of the Sahara, during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. It explains when and why colonial states ... More

The African Diaspora  

John Parker

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Oct 2013
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Dec 2013
In recent decades, research on the African diaspora has increasingly expanded from its established focus on the northern Atlantic to Latin America, the Indian Ocean, the Mediterranean ... More

African Literary Histories and History in African Literatures  

Stephanie Newell

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Oct 2013
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Dec 2013
This chapter offers a series of approaches to, and questions about, the different types of historical engagement to be found in African literatures. History, in African literatures, is not ... More

African Nationalism, Nonracialism, and Pan-Africanism  

Jon Dylan Soske

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Jun 2020
This chapter outlines the significant trends in African nationalist and left-wing political thought from 1943—the year that witnessed the establishment of the Non-Europe Unity Movement ... More

African Slave Trades in Global Perspective  

Pier Larson

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Oct 2013
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Dec 2013
Slave trading is a salient theme in African history and in the continent’s global connections between the eleventh and nineteenth centuries. This chapter focuses on the economic dimensions ... More

Africans, Early European Contacts, and the Emergent Diaspora  

David Northrup

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Mar 2011
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Sep 2012
Although Atlantic Africa was the last of the continent's shores to establish regular overseas connections, many aspects of its interactions mirrored those of East and North Africa. Ghana's ... More

An Afrocentric Overview of Education, Health, and Welfare Service in Twenty-First-Century Nigeria  

Jamaine M. Abidogun

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Apr 2022
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Mar 2022
This chapter uses the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Human Development Indicators to demonstrate where Nigeria, as an African nation-state, depends on African ... More

After Gaddafi: Libya’s Path to Collapse  

Frederic Wehrey

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Nov 2020
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Jan 2019
The course of the 2011 Libyan revolution, international intervention, and the regime’s application of armed force created new forms of sub-state affiliation and mobilization. International ... More

Agriculture, Environment, and Sustainable Development in Nigeria  

Chima J. Korieh

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Apr 2022
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Mar 2022
Agriculture is the most critical economic activity in every society. It has historically remained the source of food that sustains the population and a source of wealth accumulation. This ... More

Anti-Colonial Nationalism and Patriotism in Sub-Saharan Africa  

John M. Lonsdale

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Mar 2013
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May 2013
Following on from the argument of the joint introduction to African nationalism, this chapter emphasizes Africa’s place in a global history of nationalism by emphasizing what seems to be a ... More

The Apartheid Project  

Stephen Sparks

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Oct 2020
This chapter provides a wide-ranging overview of the extant historical literature and latest research on Apartheid South Africa. After assessing the contributions of scholars to debates ... More

The Arab Uprisings of 2011 in Historical Perspective  

John Chalcraft

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Nov 2020
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Jan 2016
This chapter aims to place the Arab uprisings of 2011 in historical perspective, addressing questions of change and continuity by comparing and contrasting these uprisings with previous ... More

Arab Youth: Disruptive Generation of the Twenty-first Century?  

Linda Herrera and Abdelrahman Mansour

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Nov 2020
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Nov 2015
This chapter examines Arab youth from within the historic backdrop of the Arab uprisings that engulfed more than half of the Arab states. Millions of people, the overwhelming majority of ... More

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