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Africa in the Global Economy  

Ralph A. Austen

Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
African History
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 Iron Production and Iron-Working Technologies: Methods  

Louise Iles

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Jul 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
African History
Iron production was a particularly important precolonial African technology, with iron becoming a central component of socioeconomic life in many societies across the continent. ... More

African Religion and Healing in the Atlantic Diaspora  

John M. Janzen

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Jul 2017
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African History
Religion and healing are useful scholarly constructs in summarizing, consolidating, and interpreting a myriad of details from the historic African-Atlantic experience. For heuristic ... More

Berbers and the Nation-State in North Africa  

Bruce Maddy-Weitzman

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Jul 2017
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African History
Throughout history, North Africa’s native Berber-speaking populations have been central to the mix of political, social, cultural, and linguistic attributes that rendered the region ... More

Cannabis and Tobacco in Precolonial and Colonial Africa  

Chris S. Duvall

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Mar 2017
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African History
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

Christian Missions and the State in 19th and 20th Century Angola and Mozambique  

Teresa Cruz e Silva

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May 2017
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African History
Christian missionary work in Angola and Mozambique during the colonial and postcolonial eras was shaped by a complex of factors related to religion, education, and politics. Missionaries’ ... More

Communism in South Africa  

Irina Filatova

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Feb 2017
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African History
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

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African History
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
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African History
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

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Jul 2017
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African History
Promoted by necessity, scarcity, and/or abundance, trade is one of the most essential cultural behaviors that promoted contact and exchange of ideas, commodities, and services between ... More

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