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Intro to African American and African Studies: Maps

New Atlas of African History

Ethnographic Maps


In Motion: The African-American Migration Experience: Maps
Maps relating to the 13 migrations of peoples of African descent. A project of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.


Atlas of African-American History
James Climent. Rev. ed. New York, Facts on File, 2007. Available?
Atlas of African-American History and Politics: From the Slave Trade to Modern Times.
Arwin D. Smallwood and Jeffrey M. Elliot. Boston, McGraw-Hill, 1998. Available?
The New Atlas of African History
G.S.P. Freeman-Grenville. New York, Simon & Schuster, 1991. Available?
Historical Atlas of Africa
J.F. Ade Ajayi and Michael Crowder, editors. New York, Cambridge University Press, 1985. Available?
Animated Atlas of African History 1879-2002
Map with a year-by-year presentation of selected themes in the history of Africa between 1879 and 2002. Toggle buttons allow you to select which thematic layers to activate. Choices include: Territory names; Changing boundaries, imperial rulers and political systems; Violent conflicts; and Economic and demographic trends.
Regional Atlas on West Africa
Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development. Paris, OECD Publishing, 2009. Rutgers-restricted Access

Digitized Collections

Africa: Country Maps
From the African Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania.
Africa: City Maps
From the African Studies Center at the University of Pennsylvania.
Historical Maps of Africa
Part of the extensive Perry-Castañeda Library (University of Texas at Austin) Map Collection.
Maps of Liberia, 1830-1870
Collection at the Library of Congress.
Africa in the Early Twentieth Century

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