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The Palgrave Handbook of African Colonial and Postcolonial History

Editors: Shanguhyia, Martin, Falola, Toyin (Eds.)

  • Presents a comprehensive overview of African colonial and postcolonial history
  • Provides an invaluable reference for students and scholars of history and African studies
  • Includes fifty-two chapters from emerging and established across numerous disciplines in African history and African studies
  • Demonstrates how the field of modern African history has evolved and expanded since the mid-twentieth century
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eBook 279,00 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-59426-6
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Hardcover 352,03 €
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  • ISBN 978-1-137-59425-9
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About this book

This wide-ranging volume presents the most complete appraisal of modern African history to date. It assembles dozens of new and established scholars to tackle the questions and subjects that define the field, ranging from the economy, the two world wars, nationalism, decolonization, and postcolonial politics to religion, development, sexuality, and the African youth experience. Contributors are drawn from numerous fields in African studies, including art, music, literature, education, and anthropology. The themes they cover illustrate the depth of modern African history and the diversity and originality of lenses available for examining it. Older themes in the field have been treated to an engaging re-assessment, while new and emerging themes are situated as the book’s core strength. The result is a comprehensive, vital picture of where the field of modern African history stands today.

About the authors

Martin S. Shanguhyia is Associate Professor of African History in the History Department of the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University, USA. His most recent book is Population, Tradition, and Environmental Control in Colonial Kenya (2015). 
Toyin Falola is the Jacob and Frances Sanger Mossiker Chair in the Humanities and Distinguished Teaching Professor at the University of Texas at Austin, USA. He has received seven honorary doctorates in addition to scores of lifetime career awards, and is the author and editor of over a hundred books.

Table of contents (47 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Shanguhyia, Martin S. (et al.)

    Pages 1-39

  • Colonialism and the African Environment

    Shanguhyia, Martin S.

    Pages 43-80

  • Colonial Administrations and the Africans

    Falola, Toyin (et al.)

    Pages 81-101

  • Slavery in the Colonial State and After

    Lovejoy, Paul E.

    Pages 103-122

  • Africans and the Colonial Economy

    Ochonu, Moses E.

    Pages 123-143

Buy this book

eBook 279,00 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-59426-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover 352,03 €
price for Germany (gross)
  • ISBN 978-1-137-59425-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Palgrave Handbook of African Colonial and Postcolonial History
Editors
  • Martin Shanguhyia
  • Toyin Falola
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-59426-6
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-59426-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-59425-9
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXI, 1362
Number of Illustrations and Tables
12 b/w illustrations
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