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Africa in the Global Economy  

Ralph A. Austen

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African History. Please check back later for the full article. ... More

African Religion and Healing in the Atlantic Diaspora  

John M. Janzen

Religion and healing are modern scholarly constructs that are perhaps useful to summarize, consolidate, and interpret a myriad of details from 15th to 19th century African-Atlantic ... More

Cannabis and Tobacco in Precolonial and Colonial Africa  

Chris S. Duvall

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Mar 2017
Cannabis and tobacco have longstanding roles in African societies. Despite botanical and pharmacological dissimilarities, it is worthwhile to consider tobacco and cannabis together because ... More

Communism in South Africa  

Irina Filatova

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Feb 2017
The history of communism in South Africa began with the formation in 1921 of the Communist Party of South Africa (CPSA). The party was entirely white, as was the majority of organized ... More

Decolonization in French West Africa  

Tony Chafer

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African History. Please check back later for the full article. ... More

Decolonization in Portuguese Africa  

Pedro Aires Oliveira

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May 2017
The dissolution of Portugal’s African empire took place in the mid-1970s, a decade after the dismantling of similar imperial formations across Europe. Contrary to other European ... More

Documenting Precolonial Trade in Africa  

Shadreck Chirikure

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African History. Please check back later for the full article. ... More

Education in Colonial Sudan, 1900–1957  

Iris Seri-Hersch

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Feb 2017
In the first half of the 20th century, Sudan, which included the territories of present-day Sudan and South Sudan, was ruled by a dual colonial government known as the Anglo-Egyptian ... More

Ethnicity in Africa  

Gabrielle Lynch

This is an advance summary of a forthcoming article in the Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African History. Please check back later for the full article. ... More

Farming in Eastern Africa: Archaeological and Historical Perspectives  

Freda Nkirote M'Mbogori

The inception of agriculture in eastern Africa is a major topic of discussion among Africanist archaeologists, although very sparse evidence exists. Questions range from whether ... More

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