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ADHS1801.01 Themes of African History



We will look at major themes, and the myths surrounding them, in our study of African history. These will include: writing the history of Africa, encounters, the Atlantic slave trade, imperialism and colonialism, the history of movements of distinctive Af

This page provides resources for the class assignments for map exploration and country studies (below). Please contact your librarian Bee Lehman (call them Bee) if you have questions. 

Approaching African History

Reference - Start Here

When doing research into a topic you don't know a lot about, start by looking up reliable background material to give yourself a sense of what's going on. For this class, look up your specific countries in the following encyclopedia. The African History Encyclopedia will have shorter, easy to read entries. The Oxford Research Encyclopedia of African History will have more in-depth discussions with recommended reading at the end. Don't cite to either - they're to get an overview and don't count as solid scholarship. 


After getting an overview of your specific countries, take a look at the Oxford Handbooks. These are actually scholarship with more reading suggestions. 

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Subject Librarian for History

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Bee Lehman, Ph.D.
Office: O'Neill Library 414A

Office hours in Stokes S 396 on Tuesdays and Wednesday from 2pm - 3.30pm.
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Subjects: History