"Africa in World History offers several things that other African history textbooks do not: a world-history perspective, a lively and witty narrative style, and special attention to the debates and issues which make African history relevant to contemporary Americans. Its level of specificity and complexity is appropriate for beginning undergraduates, while it will satisfy specialists with its up-to-date information and broad scope." — Lisa Lindsay, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
"A general book on Africa is a tough assignment, given the diversity of the continent, the multiplicity of peoples and states, and the sheer size of the continent, but Gilbert and Reynolds have done an excellent job. Africa in World History is well written and a delight to read." — Edmund Abaka, University of Miami
"Africa in World History reflects a well-thought-out strategy for introducing Africa to American undergraduate students. It especially addresses their concerns and interests, as well as the often muddled notions of Africa they bring to the course." — John Edwin Mason, University of Virginia
"Since World History courses are a reaction to the Eurocentrism found in the old Western Civilization texts, having a book such as Africa in World History that surveys the history of Africa from a global perspective is good and useful. I would definitely assign this text." — Andrew Barnes, Arizona State University
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From the Back Cover
This groundbreaking text is the first to examine Africa in the wider context of world history. The authors show that Africans not only have shaped their own destiny but also have played a central role in a number of grand narratives of global history. In doing so, the text encourages readers to reconsider many popular or oversimplified myths regarding Africa and Africans and to explore the many issues, controversies, and debate within the field of African study. With numerous maps, full-color photos, primary sources, timelines, and a lively, engaging narrative, Africa in World History is as vibrant and multifaceted as the continent itself.--This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.