Subject: Modern Africa

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Africa: A Short History
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Collins, Robert O.

Subject: Africa, Textbook

This is a concise but sweeping account of the African past, its peoples, and their institutions. The book attempts to provide an overview of African history without getting bogged down in details and data. This approach is very useful for …

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African Geopolitics
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Hugon, Philippe (translated by Steve Randall)

Subject: Africa, Colonial, World History

For over a thousand years, foreign powers, including the Arabs, Portuguese, Spanish, British, French, and now Chinese, interfered in African affairs to pursue economic and political gains. In a similar way, African rulers exploited this foreign presence for their own …

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Darfur: The Long Road to Disaster (Updated 2008 Edition)
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Burr, J. Millard and Robert O. Collins

Subject: Africa

Images of the genocide in Darfur have shocked the Western world; upwards of 300,000 of its inhabitants have died, and another 2.5 million have become refugees. Those affected by the violence are estimated at almost 4 million, 700,000 of whom …

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Deforestation and Reforestation in Namibia: Global Consequences of Local Contradictions
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Kreike, Emmanuel

Subject: Africa

Colonial rule, the capitalist market, and population growth contributed to dramatic environmental changes in twentieth-century north-central Namibia. Moreover, as discussed in Jared Diamond’s acclaimed bestseller Guns, Germs, and Steel, biological invasions and modern technology paved the way for colonial rule, …

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Documents from the African Past
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Collins, Robert O., editor

Subject: Africa

This fascinating collection spans two millennia, beginning with a first-century merchant’s guide to the Red Sea and Indian Ocean ports. Primary sources describe ancient and medieval trade routes, China’s discovery of Africa, the slave trade, kingdoms and court life in …

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Problems in the History of Modern Africa (Vol. III in the Problems in African History Series)
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Collins, Robert O., editor

Subject: Africa

This work continues the saga begun in the first two volumes of the Problems in African History series, Problems in African History: The Precolonial Centuries and Historical Problems of Imperial Africa (both also available from Markus Wiener). With this sweeping examination of modern Africa’s challenges, Robert …

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The Life and Times of General China: Mau Mau and the End of Empire in Kenya
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Osborne, Myles (editor)

Subject: Colonial Africa, Eastern Africa and the Indian Ocean

“An important addition to the corpus on Mau Mau, this book will be a wonderful asset in the classroom, and will be welcomed by all those interested in Africa’s modern history.” — David M. Anderson, Professor of African History, University …

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The Waters of the Nile: Hydropolitics and the Jonglei Canal, 1900-1988
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Collins, Robert O.

Subject: African History

This is a history of the hydropolitics of the Nile Valley from 1900 to 1988. Attempts to develop the Nile and control its waters are of vital significance to the future of the inhabitants of Egypt, the Sudan, Ethiopia, and …

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