African History Products

  • Radical Antiapartheid Internationalism and Exile

    The Life of Elizabeth Mafeking

    By Holly McGee

    Elizabeth Mafeking was a titanic figure in the history of resistance to Apartheid in South Africa, a mother of 11 who travelled to Bulgaria to publicize the evils of racial segregation, before escaping into exile after a banning order that would separate her from her home and family. This book…

    Hardback – 2018-08-31 
    Routledge Studies in Modern History

  • Stories of Medical Science and Statecraft in Kenya

    Curating Impossible Stories

    By Denielle Elliott

    The monograph examines the development of medical sciences in postcolonial Kenya, by examining a series of controversies that have marked Kenyan biomedical sciences. It privileges African voices and retellings, re-centering the voice of African scientists from the peripheries of storytelling about…

    Hardback – 2018-08-01 
    Routledge Contemporary Africa

  • Finance in Colonial Zimbabwe

    Money, Sanctions and War Economy

    By Tinashe Nyamunda

    This book explores late colonial Zimbabwe’s troubled transition from colony to independent state from a financial and economic history perspective. It shows that Zimbabwe’s decolonisation was crucially shaped by financial and economic arrangements. The author naturally considers Rhodesia’s…

    Hardback – 2018-08-01 
    Routledge Explorations in Economic History

  • Science, Africa and Europe

    Processing Information and Creating Knowledge

    Edited by Patrick Harries, Martin Lengwiler, Nigel Penn

    Historically, scientists and experts have played a prominent role in shaping the relationship between Europe and Africa. Starting with missionary intellectuals in the seventeenth century, European savants have engaged in the study of nature and society in Africa. Knowledge about realms of the world…

    Hardback – 2018-07-31 
    Routledge Studies in Science, Technology and Society

  • Identity, Spirit and Freedom in the Atlantic World

    The Gold Coast and the African Diaspora

    By Robert Hanserd

    What is the importance of African worldviews, histories and individual lives to identity, spirituality and perceptions of freedom in the Afro-Atlantic? This book uses West African culture and history as a viewpoint to specify that central question. The author includes oral, archival and other…

    Hardback – 2018-07-30 
    Routledge African Studies

  • Dimensions of Settler Colonialism in a Transnational Perspective

    Experiences, Actors, Spaces

    Edited by Eva Bischoff

    As a field of research, settler colonial studies has developed dynamically in recent years. This volume contributes a set of much-needed empirical analyses of the microhistory and practices of settler colonialism. Incorporating six case studies from across the Anglo-World, including the United…

    Hardback – 2018-07-28 

  • Reconciliation after Civil Wars

    Global Perspectives

    Edited by Paul Quigley, James Hawdon

    How do former enemies reconcile after civil wars? Do they ever really reconcile in any complete sense? How is political reunification related to longer-term cultural reintegration? Bringing together experts on civil wars around the modern world – the United States, Spain, Rwanda, Colombia, Russia,…

    Hardback – 2018-07-23 
    Routledge Studies in Modern History

  • African Political Activism in Postcolonial France

    State Surveillance and Social Welfare

    By Gillian Glaes

    This book investigates the relationship between West African immigrant political activism, government surveillance, and the social welfare state in post-colonial France. This book weaves together three inter-related areas of historical scholarship: the history of immigration to France, the…

    Hardback – 2018-07-16 
    The Routledge Global 1960s and 1970s Series

  • African Testimony in the Movement for Congo Reform

    The Burden of Proof

    By Robert Burroughs

    The humanitarian movement against Leopold’s violent colonisation of the Congo emerged out of Europe, but it depended at every turn on African input. Individuals and groups from throughout the upper Congo River basin undertook journeys of daring and self-sacrifice to provide evidence of atrocities…

    Hardback – 2018-07-06 
    Routledge Studies in the Modern History of Africa

  • Children, Education and Empire in Early Sierra Leone

    Left in Our Hands

    By Katrina Keefer

    Nineteenth century Sierra Leone presented a unique situation historically as the focal point of early Abolitionist efforts, settlement within West Africa by westernized Africans, and a rapid demographic increase through the judicial emancipation of Liberated Africans. Within this complex and…

    Hardback – 2018-07-06 
    Global Africa

  • The World and a Very Small Place in Africa

    A History of Globalization in Niumi, the Gambia, 4th Edition

    By Donald R. Wright

    The World and a Very Small Place in Africa is a fascinating look at how contacts with the wider world have affected how people have lived in Niumi, a small and little-known region at the mouth of West Africa’s Gambia River, for over a thousand years. Drawing on archives, oral traditions and…

    Paperback – 2018-07-03 

  • Slavery in the Global Diaspora of Africa

    By Paul E. Lovejoy

    Paul E. Lovejoy has researched and written on African history and African diaspora history for more than 30 years. This book brings together key four themes of his work, Conceptual Issues of Enslavement; Enforced Migration; Identity and Diaspora, and Biography and Slavery. The first explores…

    Hardback – 2018-07-01 
    Global Africa

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