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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 Women: A Historical Panorama
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Romero, Patricia W.

Subject: African History, Women's History, Textbook

African women have made history as doctors, merchants, slaves, prostitutes, and religious leaders. In this survey of the roles women have played in sub-Saharan Africa, from the Queen of Sheba in Ethiopia to the elected presidents of contemporary Liberia and …

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Between Pit and Pedestal: Women in the Middle Ages
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Williams, Marty; Echols, Anne

Subject: European History, Women's History

“A fascinating and highly readable survey.” — Library Journal

“Crusader and concubine, laundress and troubadour, mystic and midwife and miniaturist, beguine and bondwoman and the bersatrix rocking the cradle of kings — all find their rightful place in this bountiful …

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Historical Problems of Imperial Africa (Expanded and Updated Edition)
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Burnes, James and Robert O. Collins

Subject: African History Textbook

“Carefully edited . . . represents a great variety of points of view.” — Choice

This book is designed to inform, engage, and stimulate discussions among its readers. Collins and his collaborators have included authoritative statements and analysis by renowned …

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Human Drama Series, Volumes I through IV
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Johnson, Jean and Donald Johnson

Subject: Text Books, World History

In this four-part series, the authors present the development of humankind across cultures and economies, in a global manner from ancient times on, as a gigantic drama played out with the cradles of civilization as the stage. The past involves daring …

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Problems in African History: The Pre-Colonial Centuries (Expanded Edition)
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Iyob, Ruth and Robert O. Collins, editors

Subject: African History, Pre-Colonial Africa

This updated and expanded new collection covers the major problems in the field, incorporating classic texts, the newest research, and recent controversies about the origins of African history and Africa’s contributions to non-Western world history.

The themes presented include: • …

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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 Akan People: A Documentary History
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Konadu, Kwasi

Subject: Africa, Documentary Readers

The 25-million-strong Akan, a cultural-linguistic group found predominantly in present-day Ghana and to a lesser extent Togo and Ivory Coast, has established a legacy as widely known as its bright kente cloth. From the fourth century on, the Akan created numerous states …

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