The History of A ContinentBook - 2007
In a vast and all-embracing study of Africa, from the origins of mankind to the AIDS epidemic, John Iliffe refocuses its history on the peopling of an environmentally hostile continent. Africans have been pioneers struggling against disease and nature, and their social, economic and political institutions have been designed to ensure their survival. In the context of medical progress and other twentieth-century innovations, however, the same institutions have bred the most rapid population growth the world has ever seen. Africans: The History of a Continent is thus a single story binding living Africans to their earliest human ancestors.
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2007.
Edition: 2nd ed., New ed.
Branch Call Number: 960
Characteristics: xiii, 365 p. : maps ; 24 cm.