Writing "Independent" History: African Historiography, 1960-1980

Hardcover | June 1, 1985

byCaroline Neale

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:208 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:June 1, 1985Publisher:GREENWOOD PRESS INC.

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ISBN - 10:0313246521

ISBN - 13:9780313246524

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"Neale's book is a useful addition to the literature [of modern African studies]. In particular, Neale attacks the idea of progress and evolution in African history. Old colonialists argued that there was no progress; nationalist' writers of the 1960s emphasized the glories of the past; radical historians of the 1970s focused on continuing poverty. Neale has also included chapters on the writing of religious history; the new group' history, e.g., the history of women; and the use of oral traditions in history writing. Africanists and historians of other world areas will find this work most interesting."-Choice