Africa and the West: A Documentary History

Africa and the West: A Documentary History : Volume 2: From Colonialism to Independence, 1875 to the Present

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This is a new edition of volume two of Africa and the West: A Documentary History from the Slave Trade to Independence. The second volume is be divided into two sections: Colonialism and Its Critics and The Contradictions of Post-Colonial Independence. This new edition uses all of the documents in the first edition, taken from both African and European sources, and adds some 20 pages of additional documents to cover the most recent developments. Some documents are the expected types, such as the Natives Land Act from South Africa, Mandela's "No Easy Walk to Freedom," and Nkrumah on pan-Africanism; others are more unusual, such as a German school examination for African children. Many of the sources have not previously appeared in print, or in books readily available to students. The authors have provided a detailed table of contents in place of impressionistic and often uninformative chapter titles; expanded the bibliography; added a list of websites for African historical resources; and added a few new maps. This book provides a unique resource both for African history survey courses and for topical courses on imperialism, colonialism, economic history, and East-West relations.show more

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  • Paperback | 328 pages
  • 180.34 x 264.16 x 22.86mm | 476.27g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0195373138
  • 9780195373134
  • 720,472

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An excellent example of a documentary textbook for use in undergraduate classrooms. * World History Bulletin * This superb collection illuminates the West's impact on Africa from 1400 to 1994. The editors note that they have endeavored to publish documents that will interest audiences from middle school students to college graduates. They have succeeded. These highly readable selections will serve Africa well as they help students understand that African history is complex, engaging, and important. * International Journal of African Historical Studies * The selection and organization of the documents is so effective that the book provides a wonderful introduction into Africa's intersection with Europe through the words of the people who lived through it. From the era of the slave trade to the establishment of the new South Africa, Africa and the West portrays Africa as a real place full of complex and interesting people and institutions, and it emphasizes that the 'Western' intersection with Africa was more than just an impact and response. People experienced, observed, critiqued, thought, planned, plotted, and dreamed. Together, the documents of this collection provide powerful evidence of the sheer level of thought, debate, struggle, and planning that went into every stage of the Africa/West experience. * African Studies Quarterly * This is a very successful history of the Indian Ocean. It is also, often silently, an important contribution to world history.... What is remarkable is that Alpers touches all the main bases and themes even in this short compass. ... Alpers has long been known as an East Africa, and especially Mozambique, specialist. This makes even more commendable the way he writes extensively and knowledgably on the other side of the ocean, the Bay of Bengal, the Malay world, and the South China Sea. * International Journal of Maritime History *show more

About William H. Worger

William H. Worger is Professor of History at UCLA. Nancy L. Clark is Professor of History at Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. Edward A. Alpers is Professor of History at UCLA.show more

Table of contents

VOLUME TWO; PART 3: RESHAPING AFRICA 1875-1961; CHAPTER NINE: METHODS OF RULE (1875-1919); A. ROGER CASEMENT'S REPORT ON THE CONGO, DECEMBER 11, 1903; B. DECLARATION OF EMILY BANKS IN H. GRATTAN GUINNESS, CONGO SLAVERY, 1905; C. THE CASE OF LOKOTA IN E. D. MOREL, KING LEOPOLD'S RULE IN AFRICA, 1904; D. VAN HULLEBUSCH, SOME FACTS THAT TOOK PLACE IN THE CONGO, 1944; CHAPTER TEN: THE INTERWAR YEARS: SUPPORTING THE METROPOLES (1919-1936); CHAPTER ELEVEN: WORLD WAR II AND ITS IMMEDIATE AFTERMATH (1941-1950); CHAPTER TWELVE: NO EASY ROAD TO DECOLONIZATION (1953-1961); WAMBUI OTIENO, MAU MAU'S DAUGHTER: A LIFE HISTORY, 1998; PART 4: THE EMERGENCE OF INDEPENDENT AFRICA 1961 - 2008; CHAPTER THIRTEEN: AFRICAN IDEOLOGIES OF INDEPENDENCE (1961-1971); A. JULIUS K. NYERERE, "THE AFRICAN AND DEMOCRACY," 1961; B. JULIUS K. NYERERE, "THE ARUSHA DECLARATION TEACH-IN", 1967; CHAPTER FOURTEEN: COLONIAL LEGACIES OF AUTHORITARIANISM (1960-1979); CHAPTER FIFTEEN: COLONIAL LEGACIES OF EXPLOITATION (1980-2008); A. REPUBLIC OF GHANA ECONOMIC RECOVERY PROGRAM 1984-1986, 1983; B. REPUBLIC OF GHANA ECONOMIC RECOVERY PROGRAM 1984-1986, 1984; C. REPUBLIC OF GHANA PROGRAMME OF ACTIONS TO MITIGATE THE SOCIAL COSTS OF ADJUSTMENT, 1987; D. ALBERT ADU BOAHEN, THE GHANAIAN SPHINX, 1989; CHAPTER SIXTEEN: THE CONTINUING TRANSITION TO FREEDOM (1990-2008); A. ROBERT GERSONY, "SUMMARY OF MOZAMBICAN REFUGEE ACCOUNTS OF PRINCIPALLY CONFLICT-RELATED EXPERIENCE IN MOZAMBIQUE," 1988; B. JESSICA ALEXANDER, "CHILDREN ASSOCIATED WITH FIGHTING FORCES IN THE CONFLICT IN SIERRA LEONE" MAY 4, 2007; C. MORTALITY IN THE DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF CONGO, 2007; D. SUDAN "IN THE NAME OF GOD", 1994; E. A LAKE OF OIL BENEATH AFRICA, UNITED STATES GEOLOGICAL SURVEY (USGS), 1997show more

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