African World Histories: Cosmopolitan Africa, 1700-1875 by Trevor GetzAfrican World Histories: Cosmopolitan Africa, 1700-1875 by Trevor Getz

African World Histories: Cosmopolitan Africa, 1700-1875

byTrevor Getz

Paperback | August 16, 2012

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Cosmopolitan Africa, 1700-1875, offers an alternative interpretation of the 175 years leading up to the formal colonization of Africa by Europeans. In this brief and affordable text, author and series editor Trevor R. Getz demonstrates how Africans pursued lives, constructed social settings,forged trading links, and imagined worlds that were sophisticated, flexible, and well adapted to the increasingly global and fast-paced interactions of this period. Getz's interpretation of a "cosmopolitan Africa" is based on careful reading of Africans' oral histories and traditions, written documents, and images of or from the eighteenth century. Examining this time period from both social and cultural perspectives, Cosmopolitan Africa, 1700-1875, helpsstudents to re-envision African societies in the time before colonization.
Trevor Getz is Associate Professor of History at San Francisco State. University, where he regularly teaches courses in African and world history. Getz is the author of the monograph, Slavery and Reform in West Africa (2004) and is the co-author of Exchanges: A Reader in Global History (Pearson 2008), and Modern Imperialism and Coloni...
Title:African World Histories: Cosmopolitan Africa, 1700-1875Format:PaperbackDimensions:128 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.68 inPublished:August 16, 2012Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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Table of Contents

Series IntroductionIntroduction1. Ordering their worldsA Place to beginSpirit power and state power in BurgandaXhosa worlds: homestad, neighborhood, kingdom, ancestorsMatriclans and entrepreneurs in the making of the Asante stateTitles and lineages in Igbo-speaking societiesImperial TunisReigning in greed and anarchy in BaKongo and Jaga state and societyFeature: Beatriz of Saint Anthony2. Global Africa in an oceanic eraAn Oceanic eraMediterranean AfricaAtlantic AfricaIndian Ocean AfricaFeature: The Chronicles of Pate and 19th century Swahili identity3. Spiritual belief and practice in cosmopolitan AfricaAfrican "world" and African "traditional" religionsAfrican Islam in the eighteenth centuryAfrican Christianity and Protestant evangelismFeature: The Xhosa Cattle-Killing4. African economies and the industrial revolutionProduction and productivity in late eighteenth century AfricaAfricans and the industrial revolutionSettlers, peasants, and plantationsFeature: Muhammad Ali's Egypt5. Africans write backMen and women in the middle?Egyptian intellectuals on France and IslamThe Abb, BoilatJames Africanus HortonThe "educated men" of the Fante ConfederationJan Tzatzoe in BritainTowards colonialism?