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Key events in African history: a reference guide 1 edition

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Key events in African history
a reference guide
Toyin Falola.

Published 2002 by Greenwood Press in Westport, Conn .
Written in English.

Table of Contents

Machine generated contents note: Part I. The Ancient and Precolonial Period
Africa: An Overview 3
1. The Prehistoric Past: The Evolution of Homo sapiens sapiens, 40,000 B.C. 18
2. The Agricultural Revolution, 5000 B.C.+ 26
3. The Civilization of Ancient Egypt, 3100 B.C.+ 34
4. The Iron Age and the Spread of Bantu Speakers, 730 B.C.+ 43
5. The Rise of Kush and Aksum, 730 B.C.+ 54
6. The Greeks and Romans in North Africa, 332 B.C.+ 62
7. Ethiopia: The Emergence of a Christian Kingdom, A.D. 1250+ 69
8. The Spread of Islam, A.D. 622 Onward 79
9. Kingdoms of West Africa: Ghana, Mali, and Songhay, A.D. 1000-1600 90
10. The Rise of the Swahili City-States of East Africa, Tenth-Fourteenth Century A.D. 102
11. The Atlantic Slave Trade, 1440-1870 110
12. The Organization of Societies, Fifteenth Century A.D. Onward 119
Part II. The Nineteenth-Century Period
13. The Outbreak of Islamic Jihad, 1804 131
14. Wars and Revolution among the Yoruba, 1817-93 140
15. The Spread of Christianity, 1804 Onward 149
16. The Rise of Muhammad Ali of Egypt, 1811-47 159
17. The Mfecane: Shaka and the Zulu Kingdom, 1816-40 167
18. European Conquest and African Response, 1885-1900 175
Part III. The Twentieth-Century Period
19. The Colonial Experience, 1900-1939 187
20. The Entrenchment of Apartheid in South Africa, 1948 197
21. Africa Drawn into the Second World War, 1940-45 205
22. The End of European Rule, 1951-90 212
23. Violence to Gain National Liberation, 1952-62 221
24. Confrontation with the Gains and Pains
of Independence, 1958-70 231
25. The Formation of the Organization of African Unity, 1963 239
26. Coups, Counter Coups, and Military Regimes, 1963 Onward 246
27. Ujamaa and Policy Choices, 1967 Onward 254
28. The Creation of the Economic Community of West African States, 1975 262
29. Portuguese Colonies Attain Freedom, 1975 270
30. Cultural Revival and Cultural Inventory:
The Second World Black Festival of Arts and Culture, 1977 281
31. The Women's Decade, 1975-85 289
32. A Continent in Deep Crisis, 1980 Onward 297
33. Environmental Challenges, 1980s Onward 305
34. African Refugees, 1980 Onward 312
35. Africa in World Politics in Transition, 1980s Onward 320
36. The Fall of Apartheid and the Advent of Nelson Mandela's Government, 1994-99 328.

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references and index.
"An Oryx book."

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
960
Library of Congress
DT20 .F35 2002

The Physical Object

Pagination
xxiii, 347 p. :
Number of pages
347

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL3956240M
ISBN 10
0313313237
LC Control Number
2001058644
Goodreads
4013284

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