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African Biography and Historiography  

Heather Hughes

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Aug 2018
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African History
Biography in the African context can take many forms, from brief entries in a biographical dictionary or obituary in a newspaper to multivolume studies of single individuals. It can ... More

African Economic History and Historiography  

Alois Mlambo

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Aug 2018
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African History
Africa’s economic history went through various stages, beginning with Stone Age hunter-gatherers, through the Iron Age and the development of agriculture, to sedentary communities with ... More

African Iron Production and Iron-Working Technologies: Methods  

Louise Iles

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Jul 2017
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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 Market Women, Market Queens, and Merchant Queens  

Gracia Clark

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Jul 2018
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African History
In the open marketplaces found in cities and villages throughout Africa, women traders usually predominate. This gives women considerable weight as economic actors, because these ... 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

The African Rinderpest Panzootic, 1888–1897  

Thaddeus Sunseri

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Apr 2018
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African History
Between 1888 and 1897, rinderpest virus (cattle plague) spread throughout sub-Saharan Africa, presumably for the first time, killing over 90 percent of African cattle and countless ... More

Ancient Developments in the Middle Senegal Valley and the Inland Niger Delta  

Alioune Dème

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Apr 2018
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African History
The study of West Africa has contributed to the expansion of comparative arid-lands floodplain prehistory, from both the data collection (cultural and historical) and the theoretical ... More

Animating African History: Digital and Visual Trends  

Paula Callus

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Jul 2018
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
African History
Contrary to popular belief, the animated moving image on the African continent has long and diverse histories across many countries. Although it shares both the technology and some of the ... More

The Anlu Rebellion  

Jacqueline-Bethel Tchouta Mougoué

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Feb 2018
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
African History
From 1958 to 1961, Kom women in western Cameroon cast aside their regular domestic and agricultural duties to engage in a revolt against British administrative interference in ... More

Anthropological and Ethnographic Methods and Sources  

Constance Smith

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Dec 2017
Oxford Research Encyclopedia:
African History
For scholars of African history, anthropology offers a number of valuable and invigorating methodological avenues, from engaging directly in ethnographic fieldwork to analyzing ... More

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