Recent Themes in the History of Africa and the Atlantic World

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Drawn from the articles and forums in the Historical Societys tabloid publication Historically Speaking, these pieces explore the relationship of Africa to world history, map the current state of the burgeoning field of Atlantic history, and debate the accuracy of Olaudah Equianos seminal narrative. The standard approach of historians often compresses the African past into interpretive frameworks that leave Africans without a history of their own. A case is made here for an alternative approach, a multicentric world history ...

Recent Themes in the History of Africa and the Atlantic World 2008, University of South Carolina Press

ISBN-13: 9781570037573

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