African Voices of the Global Past: 1500 to the Present by Trevor R. GetzAfrican Voices of the Global Past: 1500 to the Present by Trevor R. Getz

African Voices of the Global Past: 1500 to the Present

byTrevor R. Getz

Paperback | August 27, 2013

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Global historical events are too often recounted exclusively through European and American voices. African Voices of the Global Past explores six major historical developments of global significance - the Atlantic slave trade, industrialization, colonialism, the World Wars, decolonization, and the development of modern feminism - from an African perspective. Voices emerge throughout the text in the form of primary sources that explore the personal accounts of individuals. These enable students to look beyond the indistinct figures of Africans in European and American accounts to see the people directly involved and affected by the major global changes they experienced. Featuring contributed chapters from renowned scholars, many from the continent of Africa or the African diaspora, African Voices of the Global Past offers a unique view of global history from a traditionally overlooked perspective. This book is a perfect supplement for world history and African history instructors seeking to relate a compelling narrative of major world events.
Trevor R. Getzis a professor of African and world history at San Francisco State University. He is the author or coauthor of eight books, includingAbina and the Important Men, Exchanges: A Global History Reader, Modern Imperialism and Colonialism: A Global Perspective, andAfrican Histories: New Sources and New Techniques for Studying A...
Title:African Voices of the Global Past: 1500 to the PresentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 9 × 6 × 0.68 inPublished:August 27, 2013Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0813347874

ISBN - 13:9780813347875


Table of Contents

Map of Africa

Chapter 1. Naming and Framing a Crime against Humanity:
African Voices from the Transatlantic Slave System, ca.1500-1900
Kwasi Konadu

Chapter 2. Prophetesses and “Native Capitalists”:
African Voices of the Industrial Revolution, c.1760-1880
Trevor R. Getz

Chapter 3. When Satiety and Avarice Marry, Hunger is Born:
African voices from the Colonial Era, c.1896-1945
Tim Carmichael

Chapter 4. Isaac Fadoyebo at The Battle of Nyron:
African Voices from the First and Second World Wars, c.1914-1945
Saheed Aderinto

Chapter 5. Pathways to Decolonization:
African Voices from the Fight for Independence, c.1880-1994
Peter Adebayo

Chapter 6. Moroccan Feminism as Universal Feminism:
African Voices from the Feminist Struggle, c.1930-2000
Osire Glacier


Editorial Reviews

African Voices of the Global Past: 1500 to the Present is a powerful survey recommended as a basic history for any college level collection strong in African studies. —The Midwest Book Review “This book is a significant addition to [Africa's place in world history writing] and is very likely to be a popular textbook and a companion to the existing history.”—African Studies Quarterly "This unique book offers a broad spectrum of readings that provide a solid coverage of major developments in world history and their impact upon Africa and Africans. The care with which the editor solicited and organized the readings has resulted in a seamless work in which the writing styles are perfectly matched and create a sense of consistency and continuity. It is a well-written and extremely readable book that will engage students." —Devethia Guillory, Prairie View A&M University