Africa in World History (3rd edition)

Africa in World History (3rd edition)

By: Jonathan T. Reynolds (author), Erik Gilbert (author)Paperback

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Provides a view of African history in the wider context of world history. Africa in World History is the first comprehensive survey to illustrate how Africans have influenced regions beyond their continent's borders, how they have been influenced from the outside and how internal African developments can be compared to those elsewhere in the world. By identifying and presenting key debates within the field of African history, this volume encourages students to confront the many oversimplified myths regarding Africa and its people.

About Author

Erik Gilbert was born in Fairfax, Virginia. He and his family moved to Ghana in 1966, when he was two years old. He subsequently lived in Nigeria, Cameroun and Tanzania. He did his undergraduate work at the College of William and Mary, where he studied ancient Greek. After a short stint as an ice cream scooper, bartender and ski bum, he went to the University of Vermont where he received an M.A. in history. He then moved to Boston University where he received a Ph.D. in African history in 1997. His research has focused primarily on coastal East Africa and Indian Ocean trade. Indian Ocean research has taken him to Zanzibar on a Fulbright scholarship, to Yemen (where in addition to doing research in the ports, he studied Arabic at the Yemen Language Center) and to Kenya. He has taught at Casdeton State College, the University of Vermont and is currently an associate professor of history at Arkansas State University. Jonathan T. Reynolds completed his undergraduate work at the University of Tennesse in 1988 with majors in honors history, anthropology and ancient Mediterranean civilizations. He completed his Ph.D. in African history at Boston University in 1995. A specialist in West Africa and Islam, he has traveled extensively in the region since 1990-including an unsuccessful attempt at driving across the Sahara in a British car in 1994. His research has been supported by the Fulbright Foundation and the West Africa Research Association. He has taught at Bayero University, the University of Tennessee, Livingstone College (where he received the Aggrey Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1998) and Northern Kentucky University (where he received the Outstanding Junior Faculty Award in 2001). He served as the coordinator for the Southeastern Regional Seminar on African Studies from 1997 to 2000. Dr. Reynolds currently holds the rank of associate professor of history at Northern Kentucky University.


List of Maps Special Features Foreword Changes to the Third Edition Preface About the Authors Part I: Africa Up To 1500 C.E. Chapter 1: Physical Context of African History: Geography and Environment Physical Features of the Continent Challenges of the African Environment The African Environment in Global Perspective Chapter 2: Africa and Human Origins Early Perspectives on Human Origins and the Notion of Race Africa and Human Origins in Global Perspective Chapter 3: Finding Food and Talking About It: The First 100,000 Years Humans and the Environment: Foraging for Food Regional Foraging Strategies The African Environment and the First Modern Humans in Global Perspective Chapter 4: Settled Life: Food Production, Technology, and Migrations The Origins of Food Production Animal Domestication The Social, Political, and Economic Impact of Food Production The Bantu Expansion Metallurgy and the Banana Political and Religious Culture in Early African History Early African Migrations, Technology, and Culture in Global Perspective Chapter 5: North and Northeast Africa in Early World History Egypt in Early World History Ancient Egypt and Greece Carthage and Rome in Early Northern Africa Ancient Nubia and the Horn of Africa in the Ancient World Ancient Africa United: The Afrocentric Argument Ancient North and Northeastern Africa in Global Perspective Chapter 6: Africa and the Early Christian World The Spread of Christianity in Africa African Contributions to Early Christian Thought The Decline of African Christianity Early African Christianity in Global Perspective Chapter 7: North and West Africa and the Spread of Islam The Origins of Islam Islam in North Africa Empires, Trade, and Islam in the West African Savannah The Rise of Mali The Rise of Songhai Islam in Kanem-Bornu and Hausaland African Traditional Religions and Conversion The Africanization of Islam Islam in North and West Africa in Global Perspective Chapter 8: East Africa and the Advent of Islam The Monsoons Swahili Origins Islam and the Emergence of the Swahili as a Distinctive Group Life in the Early Swahili Towns: 750-1000 The High Point of Swahili Civilization: 1000-1500 Urban Transformation Economic Transformation Kilwa: A Case Study The Swahili Coast in Global Perspective Part II: Africa Since 1500 C.E. Chapter 9: Slavery and the Creation of the Atlantic World The Institution of Slavery before the Rise of the Atlantic Trade Slavery in the Mediterranean and Europe Slavery in Africa The Institution of Slavery The Birth of the Plantation Complex New Sea Routes The Plantation System in the New World Race and Slavery in the New World The Nature of the Slave Trade Shipboard Conditions The Human Toll Justifications for the Slave Trade Counting the Cost African Culture in Diaspora African Religion in the New World Independent African Communities in the New World Diasporic Africans Back in Africa-Routes of Return The Atlantic System and Economic Change The Atlantic System and the Industrial Revolution The Atlantic System and African Poverty Abolition of the Slave Trade The End of the Atlantic World The Atlantic Slave Trade in Global Perspective Chapter 10: West and West-Central Africa: 1500-1880 The Setting: West and West-Central Africa Prior to European Contact First Impressions Early Relations-Religion, Trade, and Politics Africa Transformed? Africa and the Atlantic Slave Trade Regional Developments in the Era of the Slave Trade The End of the Slave Trade and the Rise of Legitimate Trade West and West-Central Africa 1500-1880, in Global Perspective Chapter 11: North Africa and the Soudan: 1500-1880 The Ottomans in Egypt The Ottomans in the Maghreb Ottoman Culture in North Africa The Rise of Morocco Invasion and Reform in Egypt French Invasion in Algeria Religious Change in the Soudan to the 1880s North Africa and the Soudan, 1500-1880, in Global Perspective Chapter 12: East Africa, 1500-1850 The Arrival of the Portuguese The Omani Empire in East Africa The Busaids Britain and the Suppression of the Indian Ocean Slave Trade Links to the Interior Portuguese and Omani Dominance in Global Perspective Chapter 13: Southern Africa, 1500-1870 Terrain, Climate, and Settlement Shaka and the Rise of the Zulu State Mzilikazi and the "Ndebele" Moshoeshoe The "Voortrekkers" The British Expansion and the Formation of the Boer Republics South Africa in Global Perspective, 1500-1870 Chapter 14: Colonialism and African Resistance Europe's Industrial Transformation and Africa Quinine and Colonialism Weapons and Colonialism The Great Transformation The Limits of Resistance The Colonization of a Continent The Expansion of the Gold Coast Colony Creating the Belgian Congo Ethiopia: Where European Imperialism Failed African Colonization in Global Perspective Chapter 15: Economic Change in Modern Africa: Forced Integration into the World System The Cash Crop Revolution Colonial Transportation Networks Cocoa Farming in Ghana Cotton and Groundnuts in Nigeria Africans as Wage Laborers Slavery and Labor in Zanzibar Settlers in the Kenya Highlands The Cities of Africa Women and Work in Colonial Africa The Movement to Independence and Modernization African Economic History in Global Perspective Chapter 16: Political Change in the Time of Colonialism Varieties of Colonial Administration World War I and Colonial Rule Colonialism and African "Elites" World War II and the Twilight of Colonial Rule Colonial Rule in Africa in Global Perspective Chapter 17: African Culture in the Modern World Africa and Anthropology Christianity and Colonialism Independent Churches Islam as a Globalizing Force Migrants and Mobility Soccer on the Global Stage Movies and Music Modern African Culture in Global Perspective Chapter 18: Politics in the Era of Decolonization and Independence The Era of Decolonization The Rise of African Nationalist Movements Decolonization in the Settler States and Portuguese Africa After Colonialism: Independence1/4or into Dependence? Pan-Africanism The Challenges of Independence The Congo Crisis Political Change in Independent Africa: Innovation or Regression? Independent African States in Global Perspective Chapter 19: Contemporary Africa The End of the Cold War and Political Change in Africa The End of Apartheid Conflict and Collapsed States in the Post-Cold War Era Africa and the War on Terror The Rwandan Genocide and the "African World War" Genocide in Sudan? Globalization and Development in Contemporary Africa The HIV Pandemic and Africa African Solutions Contemporary Africa in Global Perspective-Looking Back, Looking Ahead Glossary Selected Bibliography Credits Index

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  • ISBN13: 9780205053995
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 480
  • ID: 9780205053995
  • weight: 760
  • ISBN10: 0205053998
  • edition: 3rd edition

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