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Africa Since the 1870s: Home

Africa 1914

Historical Statistics

International Historical Statistics: Africa, Asia & Oceania, 1750-1993. 3rd edition. New York, Stockton Press, 1998.


New Encyclopedia of Africa
John Middleton and Joseph C. Miller, editors. 2nd edition. Detroit, Charles Scribner's Sons, 2008. 5 volumes.
"Addresses the entire history of African cultures from the pharaohs and the ancient civilizations of the south through the colonial era to the emergence of 53 independent countries, some of them newly emergent in world commerce and others deep in conflict. Covers issues facing the continent such as global development, the AIDS crisis, and international terrorism." Rutgers-restricted Access

Basic Works

The Cambridge History of Africa
J.D. Fage and Roland Oliver, eds. New York, Cambridge University Press, 1975-1986. 8 volumes
Each volume consists of articles by (primarily Western) scholars accompanied by extensive bibliographies.
General History of Africa
UNESCO International Scientific Committee for the Drafting of a General History of Africa. Berkeley, University of California Press, 1981-1993. 8 volumes.
Each volume consists of articles by (primarily non-Western) scholars accompanied by extensive bibliographies.
The Cambridge History of South Africa
Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2010-2011.

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