African and African American History is about the synchronization of the experience of the Africans, particularly the Africans in the Diaspora. The major themes explored in this book extend to their historical, cultural, and socio-political experiences. They share the experience of originating from Africa, the "Cradle of Civilization," and the impacting experience of colonialism and all of its consequences. This book is well researched and well written, and contains a breadth of general information that will enhance the knowledge of any individual interested in African and African American History.
Isaiah O. Adegbile was a trained teacher in Nigeria under the British and American systems of education and taught in various Nigerian schools before coming to the U.S. in September 1960 for further studies. He received his Bachelor's Degree in History from Virginia Union University, his Master's Degree in African Studies from Howard University, and he obtained his Doctorate Degree in History from St. John's University. He currently teaches courses in various colleges and universities.
Part 1 Foreword Part 2 Preface Part 3 Acknowledgments Part 4 Tables Part 5 Figures Part 6 Maps Part 7 The Cultural and Geographical Background Chapter 8 African History: Then and Now Chapter 9 Geographical Background Chapter 10 African Traditions versus European Values Part 11 The Traditional Political Systems and Religious Beliefs Chapter 12 Cracked Myths: The Lie about Africa Chapter 13 The African Traditional Government Chapter 14 Land Tenure and Alienation Chapter 15 African Religions and Urbanization Part 16 The Europeans in Africa Chapter 17 The Portuguese Discovery and Exploration of Africa Chapter 18 The Role of the Chartered Company during Colonial Rule: A Critique Chapter 19 The Colonial Policies of the Major European Powers in Africa Part 20 Projections: The African and the African-American in the 21st Century Chapter 21 Pan-Africanism and the Organization of African Unity Chapter 22 African Nationalism and the One Party Political System: Ghana, a Case Study Chapter 23 Lumumba: African Leader of the Zaire (Congo-Kinshasa) Chapter 24 The African and the African American: An Approach to Unity Chapter 25 American Political Thought and the African American Chapter 26 The Relationship between the African and African Americans Chapter 27 Epilogue Part 28 Appendices Chapter 29 Appendix I: Organization of African Unity Chapter 30 Appendix II: The Nigerian Crisis Chapter 31 Appendix III: Treaty between the King of Nikki and the Royal Niger Company Chapter 32 Appendix IV: Royal Charter Granted to the National African Company Chapter 33 Appendix V: "A Typical African Blank Treaty, 1880's" Chapter 34 Appendix VI: Cecil Rhodes Obtains a Concession in Southern Rhodesia from Lo Bengula Chapter 35 Appendix VII: Lo Bengula Protests to Queen Victoria Part 36 Index Part 37 About the Author