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White Man's Conquest of the Dark Continent from 1876 to 1912

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Shortly after withdrawing from World War I, Russia descended into a bitter civil war unprecedented for its savagery: epidemics, battles, mass executions, forced labor, and famine claimed millions of lives. From 1918 to 1921, through great cities and tiny…

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This pioneering study was first published in 1988. It examines the effects of revolution on one of Africa's largest states. Christopher Clapham traces the continuities between revolutionary Ethiopia and the development of a centralised Ethiopian state since the…

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Congo-Paris Transnational Traders on the Margins of the Law Janet MacGaffey and Rémy Bazenguissa-Ganga Globalization as practiced by Congolese traders who operate a thriving second economy linking Central Africa and Europe. Congo-Paris investigates the…

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Letters of a Nation is a unique and timeless collection of extraordinary letters spanning more than 350 years of American history, from the arrival of the Pilgrims to the present day. Many of the more than 200 letters are published here for the first time, and…

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This richly illustrated book traces the precolonial development of African towns, cities, and architecture south of the Sahara. At once it dispels the stereotypical view of Africans living in simple, primitive, look-alike agglomerations, scattered about without…

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Volume 1 of the most comprehensive, scholarly work on Osiris. Includes translations of numerous texts and reproductions of classical Egyptian art.

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In the Arab world as elsewhere, authoritarian regimes have come under pressure for change. As yet, however, democracy has not taken root as an alternative form of governance. This book on Algeria looks at both the erosion of the authoritarian model and the…

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In these lectures, Davenport explores what he calls 'one of the most remarkable turnabouts in history,' the recent dramatic events in South Africa. He begins by looking at the changes that set the stage for the demise of apartheid, and then at the challenges…

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Dona Beatriz Kimpa Vita was a young Kongolese woman who in 1704 claimed to be possessed by St. Anthony, argued that Jesus was a Kongolese, criticized Italian Capuchin missionaries for not supporting black saints, and attempted to stop the devastating cycle of…

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Artists Leo and Diane Dillon won their second consecutive Caldecott Medal for this stunning ABC of African culture. "Another virtuoso performance. . . . Such an astute blend of aesthetics and information is admirable, the child's eye will be rewarded many times…

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"... an up-to-date, comprehensive, and accessible single-volume text to introduce the Mau Mau movement and its part in Kenya's nationalism and independence..."-International Journal of African Historical Studies "Mau Mau and Kenya is a well written work which…