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Author Northrup, David, 1941- author.

Title Seven myths of Africa in world history / by David Northrup.

Publication Info. Indianapolis : Hackett Publishing Company, Inc., [2017]


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 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  960 N818s 2017    ---  Available
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Description xxiv, 162 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
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Series Myths of history: a Hackett series
Myths of history.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents No history in Africa? Can the oldest humans have the shortest history? -- How special can Ethiopia be? -- Encounters with non-Africans: good, bad, or complicated? -- The Atlantic slave trade: stolen bodies, stolen identities? -- Change, continuity, and identity: merrie olde Africa? -- Is Islam more authentically African than Christianity? -- Competing modern myths: Africa rising? Africa failing?
Summary "Northrup's highly accessible book breaks through the most common barriers that readers encounter in studying African history. Each chapter takes on a common myth about Africa and explains both the sources of the myth and the research that debunks it. These provocative chapters will promote lively discussions among readers while deepening their understanding of African and world history. The book is strengthened by its incorporation of actors and issues representing the African diaspora and African Americans in particular." -- Rebecca Shumway, College of Charleston (back cover).
Subject Africa -- History -- Errors, inventions, etc.
Africa -- Commerce -- History.
Africa -- Civilization.
Civilization. (OCoLC)fst00862898
Commerce. (OCoLC)fst00869279
Africa. (OCoLC)fst01239509
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9781624666391 paperback
1624666396 paperback
9781624666407 hardcover
162466640X hardcover
Standard No. 40027506386

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