Africa/History

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Africa: Problems in the Transition to Socialism
Munslow, Barry (ed.)
Book
1989
The obstacles and strategies in the transition from inherited colonial and capitalist economies toward socialism are the topics of this title. New information and political insights make this the firs...
Africa: What Can Be Done?
Turok, Ben
Book
Explores the concepts and strategies needed by radical forces in Africa if they are to play an effective role in lifting the continent out of economic stagnation and political repression. The author's...
After the Party: Corruption and the ANC
Feinstein, Andrew
Book
2009
Andrew Feinstein is a former member of the African National Congress, and a critic of corruption within the congress. In his analysis, Feinstein discusses things such as the repression of debate withi...
Class and Colour in South Africa 1850-1950
Simons, H.J.; Simons, R.E.
Book
1969
A historical and sociological overview which provides a critical analysis of the Labour and National movements in South Africa and explores how and why the white working class traded its socialist pri...
The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg, Volume I: Economic Writings 1
Luxemburg, Rosa (Edited by Peter Hudis
Book
This first volume in Rosa Luxemburg's Complete Works, entitled Economic Writings 1, contains some of Luxemburg's most important statements on the globalization of capital, wage labour, imperialism, an...
Connexions Library: Africa Focus
Website
Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on Africa.
Copperbelt strike of 1935: Connexipedia Article
Article
A strike action which performed by African mineworkers in the Copperbelt (then in Northern Rhodesia, today called Zambia) to protest against unfair taxes imposed by the British colonial authorities.
An Economic History of West Africa
Hopkins, A.G.
Book
1973
An examination of the economy of West Africa from the fifteenth to the twentieth century.
A History of Africa
Jaffe, Hosea
Book
A succint synopsis of over 2,000 years of the continent's history, with particular emphasis on the struggles of the past century. Jaffe has made a path-breaking attempt to de-Europeanize Marxist views...
An introduction to the Indian Ocean slave trade
Williams, Karen
Article
2016
The Indian Ocean slave trade encompassed Africa, Asia and the Middle East, with people from these areas involved as both captors and captives. The numbers of people enslaved and the exact length of th...
King Leopold's Ghost: A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa
Hochschild, Adam
Book
1999
The brutal story of Belgian colonialism in the Congo, resulting in the death of between five and eight million Africans.
Land, Freedom and Fiction: History and Ideology in Kenya
Maughan-Brown, David
Book
A unique exploration of the contrasting ways in which the Mau Mau struggle for land and independence was mirrored in the novels of settler writers, English authors at home, and subsequently indigenous...
Liberation, Then What?: Against The Current vol. 124
Webber, Jeffery R.
Article
2006
In a lucid contribution to our understanding of contemporary Africa, David Seddon and Leo Zeilig recently charted that continent's two waves of popular protest and class struggle over the last 40 year...
Maji Maji Rebellion: Connexipedia Article
Article
A violent African resistance to colonial rule in the German colony of Tanganyika.
A Marxist History of the World part 26: Africa: cattle-herders, iron-masters, and trading states
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2011
Neil Faulkner looks at the early civilisations in Africa and how geography ensured the continent would develop differently from Eurasia.
A Marxist History of the World part 62: The Scramble for Africa
Faulkner, Neil
Article
2012
The imperial competition to control Africa spawned a predatory colonialism of mines, plantations, and machine-guns and propelled humanity towards industrialised world war writes Neil Faulkner.
On Transforming Africa: Discourse with Africa's Leaders
Hadjor, Kofi Buenor
Book
Hadjor believes that people have stopped asking questions about Africa. The depth of Africa's crisis seems to evoke passivity rather than serious discussion about solutions. But Hadjor argues that wit...
A People's History of the World: From the Stone Age to the New Millennium
Harman, Chris
Book
1999
Harman describes the shape and course of human history as a narrative of ordinary people forming and re-forming complex societies in pursuit of common human goals.
Sanctioning Apartheid
Edgar, Robert
Book
1990
A useful guide to the background of apartheid and understanding current developments, particularly the success of the mass democratic movement in weakening racist policy.
The Scramble for Africa: White Man's Conquest of the Dark Continent from 1876 to 1912
Pakenham, Thomas
Book
1991
Describes the brief vicious scramble by Europe's imperial powers to seize colonies throughout the continent of Africa. Pakenham strips the impresarios of imperialism of their veneer of Victorian heroi...
Seeds of Fire: A People's Chronology
Diemer, Ulli
Article
2012
Recalling events that happened on this day in history. Memories of struggle, resistance and persistence.
A Short History of Progress
Wright, Ronald
Book
2004
If the population growth, consumption of resources, and technological advances continue according to the trend of the twentieth century, at the expense of the earth, the outcome may be disastrous.
The Slave Trade: The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade 1440 - 1870
Thomas, Hugh
Book
1997
A comprehensive history of the Atlantic slave trade in which approximiately eleven million black slaves were carried from Africa to the Americas to work on plantations, in mines, or as servants in hou...
The Socialist Register 1966: Volume 3: A Survey of Movements & Ideas
Miliband, Ralph; Saville, John (eds.)
Serial Publication (Periodical)
1966
TCL'd Pink: 20 Years of Solidarity
Swift, Richard
Article
1993
Swift talks about his memories of TCLPAC, the Toronto Committee for the Liberation of Portugual's African Colonies, dating back to the 1970s, a different time when clarity about the causes and cures f...
Woman in Ancient Africa
Loth, Heinrich
Book
1989
Using travellers' reports written between the 12th and 16th centuries, Loth challenges the traditional view of women in ancient Africa as subservient. The text, illustrated with 112 black-and-white an...
Year 501: The Conquest Continues
Chomsky, Noam
Book
1993
An examination of the U.S. role in the world placed in the long historical perspective of the 500 years that followed the voyages of Columbus.

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From Cave Paintings to the Internet
Norman, Jeremy
2013
Chronological and Thematic Studies on the History of Information and Media.
Germany’s African Genocide
The Namibia Legacy
VLTCHEK, ANDRE
2014
How outrageous, how heartbreaking, how truly grotesque! Windhoek City – the capital of Namibia – is, at one extreme full of flowers and Mediterranean-style villas, and at the other, it is nothing more...