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The Oxford Handbook of Modern African History

edited by John Parker and Richard Reid
New York : Oxford University Press, 2013.
1st ed
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Modern African history
Oxford Handbooks
Oxford handbooks
019957247X, 9780199572472
"This collection of essays ... will allow readers to explore various aspects ... of the continent's history over the last two hundred years."--Book jacket.
  • Introduction : African histories : past, present, and future / Richard Reid and John Parker
  • Key themes in African history. Ecology and environment / James McCann ; Demography and disease / Shane Doyle ; African slave trades in global perspective / Pier M. Larson ; States and statelessness / Walter Hawthorne ; Ethnicity and identity / Richard Waller ; Warfare and the military / Richard Reid ; The African diaspora / John Parker
  • The colonial encounter. African colonial states / Heather J. Sharkey ; Law, crime, and punishment in colonial Africa / Richard Roberts ; Work and migration / Emily Lynn Osborn ; Chieftaincy / Justin Willis ; Between the present and history : African nationalism and decolonization / Jean Allman
  • Religion and belief. Islam / Marie Miran-Guyon and Jean-Louis Triaud ; Christianity / David Maxwell ; Indigenous African religions / Robert M. Baum ; New religious movements / Sean Hanretta
  • Society and economy. Education and literacy / Carol Summers ; Women and gender / Barbara M. Cooper ; Urbanization and urban cultures / John Parker ; Health and healing / Nancy Rose Hunt ; Youth / Nicolas Argenti and Deborah Durham ; Economic growth / Morten Jerven
  • Arts and the media. Visual cultures / Sidney Littlefield Kasfir ; Music in modern African history / Viet Erlmann ; African literary histories and history in African literatures / Stephanie Newell ; Communications and media in African history / James R. Brennan.
xxii, 536 p. : ill., maps ; 26 cm.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
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