UNESCO General History of Africa, Vol. VI: Africa in the Nineteenth Century Until the 1880s

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J. F. Ade Ajayi, Unesco. International Scientific Committee for the Drafting of a General History of Africa
University of California Press, Dec 7, 1989 - History - 861 pages
Africa at the beginning of the nineteenth century : issues and prospects / J.F.A. Ajayi -- Africa and the world-economy / I. Wallerstein -- New trends and processes in Africa in the nineteenth century / A.A. Boahen -- The abolition of the slave trade / S. Daget -- The Mfecane and the rise of new African states / L.D. Ngcongco -- The impact of the Mfecane on the Cape Colony / E.K. Mashingaidze -- The British, Boers and Africans in south Africa, 1850-80 / N. Bhebe -- The countries of the Zambezi basin / A.F. Isaacman -- The East African coast and hinterland, 1800-45 / A.I. Salim -- The East African coast and hinterland, 1845-80 / I.N. Kimambo -- Peoples and states of the Great Lakes region / D.W. Cohen -- The Congo Basin and Angola / J.L. Vellut -- The renaissance of Egypt, 1805-81 / A. Abdel-Malek -- The Sudan in the nineteenth century / H.A. Ibrahim -- Ethiopia and Somalia / R. Pankhurst -- Madagascar 1800-80 / P.M. Mutibwa -- New trends in the Maghrib : Algeria, Tunisia and Libya / M.H. Cherif -- Morocco from the beginning of the nineteenth century to 1880 / A. Laroui -- New patterns of European intervention in the Maghrib / N. Ivanov -- The Sahara in the nineteenth century / S. Baier -- The nineteenth-century Islamic revolutions in West Africa / A. Batran -- The Sokoto caliphate and Borno / M. Last -- Massina and the Torodbe (Tukuloor) empire until 1878 / M. Ly-Tall -- States and peoples of Senegambia and Upper Guinea / Y. Person -- States and peoples of the Niger Bend and the Volta / K. Arhin and J. Ki-Zerbo -- Dahomey, Yorubaland, Borgu and Benin in the nineteenth century / A.I. Asiwaju -- The Niger delta and the Cameroon region / E.J. Alagoa -- The African diaspora / F.W. Knight -- Conclusion : Africa on the eve of the European conquest / J.F.A. Ajayi.
 

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Contents

Africa and the worldeconomy
23
New trends and processes in Africa
40
The abolition of the slave trade
64
The Mfecane and the rise of new African states
90
The impact of the Mfecane on the Cape Colony
124
The British Boers and Africans in South Africa 185080
144
The countries of the Zambezi basin
179
The East African coast and hinterland 180045 2 II
211
I8 Morocco from the beginning of the nineteenth century
478
I9 New patterns of European intervention in the Maghrib
501
The Sokoto caliphate and Borno
555
Massina and the Torodbe Tukuloor empire until 1878
600
States and peoples of Senegambia and Upper Guinea 636
637
States and peoples of the Niger Bend and the Volta
662
Dahomey Yorubaland Borgu and Benin in the nineteenth
699
The Niger delta and the Cameroon region
724

Peoples and states of the Great Lakes region
270
I3 The renaissance of Egypt 180581 325
324
I4 The Sudan in the nineteenth century 356
359
I6 Madagascar 180080 4
412
Algeria Tunisia and Libya
448
The African diaspora
749
Africa on the eve of the European conquest
773
Members of the International Scientific Committee for the drafting of
792
Index
833
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Jacob Festus Ade Ajayi was born in Ikole Ekiti, Nigeria on May 26, 1929. He was educated at Igbobi College, Lagos; University College, Ibadan; and University College, Leicester. He received a B.A. and a Ph.D. in African history from the University of London. He was professor of history at the University of Ibadan from 1963 until 1989. He was a pioneer in the study of indigenous African history. He wrote and co-wrote several books including Milestones in Nigerian History, A Thousand Years of West African History written with Ian Espie, Yoruba Warfare in the Nineteenth Century written with R. S. Smith, Christian Missions in Nigeria 1841-91: The Making of a New Elite, and A Patriot to the Core. He was also a founder of the Ibadan History Series, a series of scholarly works providing new perspectives on African history. He died on August 9, 2014 at the age of 85.

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