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Africa Since the 1870s: Countries and Cultures

World Cultures

Levinson, David, ed. Encyclopedia of World Cultures. 10 vols. Boston: G.K. Hall, 1991-1996.
Each volume is devoted to a geographic area and includes a cultural map for that area. There is an entry for each cultural group including information on location, linguistic affiliation, history and cultural relations, settlements, economy, kinship, marriage and family, sociopolitical organization, religion and expressive culture, as well as a list of publications about both the traditional and current culture. Vol.7: South America; Vol.8: Middle America and the Caribbean 

Country Information

Country Studies
Online versions of the Country Studies/Area Handbooks series published by the Federal Research Division of the Library of Congress. A basic resource for an overview of a particular country. These are updated by Country Profiles.
Background Notes
Information on all the countries of the world with which the United States has relations.

African Countries

Africa: Country Pages
Links to pages of resources for each individual country. From the African Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania.
DIPNote: Africa
U.S. State Department official blog has news stories on countries and other areas.

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