Skip to main content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.
Link to Libraries homepage
Link to Libraries homepage
Rutgers University Libraries

African Studies: Social Sciences

Resources for African History, Current Events, Arts, Literature and Cultures, and Social Science Disciplines.

Selected Reference E-Books

The Cambridge History of Africa. 8 vols. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, c1982-

The Cambridge history of Islam. 4 vols. Edited by P.M. Holt, Ann K.S. Lambton, Bernard Lewis. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, c2008.

The Cambridge World History of Food. 2 vols. Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, c2000.

The Cambridge world history of human disease / editor, Kenneth F. Kiple ; executive editor, Rachael Rockwell Graham ; associate editors, David Frey ... [et al.] ; assistant editors, Alicia Browne ... [et al.]. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1993.

Selected E-Books

New African Diaspora. Indiana University Press 2009.

E-Books from the Palgrave Political & International Studies Collection 2006

Poverty, AIDS and Hunger: Breaking the Poverty Trap in Malawi
Anne C. Conroy, Malcolm J Blackie, Alan Whiteside, Justin C. Malewezi and Jeffrey D. Sachs
Print Pub Date: October 2006

Globalization, Negotiation, and the Failure of Transformation in South Africa: Revolution at a Bargain?
Michael H. Allen
Print Pub Date: July 2006

The New Multilateralism in South African Diplomacy
Edited by Donna Lee, Ian Taylor and Paul D. Williams
Print Pub Date: May 2006

Civil Society and Democracy in Latin America

Richard Feinberg, Carlos H. Waisman and Leon Zamosc
Print Pub Date: April 2006

Transnational Mobilization and Domestic Regime Change: Africa in Comparative Perspective
Hans Peter Schmitz
Print Pub Date: March 2006

Anti-Apartheid and the Emergence of a Global Civil Society

Håkan Thörn
Print Pub Date: February 2006

Africa's Elusive Quest for Development
Mathurin C. Houngnikpo
Print Pub Date: February 2006

African Parliaments: Between Governance and Government
Edited by M. A. Mohamed Salih
Print Pub Date: December 2005

Electoral Politics in South Africa: Assessing the First Democratic Decade
Edited by Jessica Piombo and Lia Nijzink
Print Pub Date: December 2005

Rwanda's Genocide: The Politics of Global Justice
Kingsley Moghalu
Print Pub Date: November 2005

Selected Print Reference Books

Africa: A Guide to Reference Material. John McIlwaine, comp. New York: Hans Zell Publishers, 1993. ALEX REF Z3501.M3

The African Studies Companion: A Guide to Information Sources. 4th ed. Hans Zell, and CecileLomer. ALEX REF DT19.8.Z45

Historical Dictionary of International Organizations in Sub-Saharan Africa. Mark W. Delancey and Terry M. May. Lanham: The Scarecrow Press, 2002. ALEX REF JZ4850.M39

Selected Electronic Reports

Security and stability in Africa: a development approach / Clarence J. Bouchat. Carlisle, PA : Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, [2010]

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, an equal access/equal opportunity institution. Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to direct suggestions, comments, or complaints concerning any accessibility issues with Rutgers web sites to: or complete the Report Accessibility Barrier / Provide Feedback Form.