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X-Posted from H-NET List for African History and Culture <H-AFRICA@H-NET.MSU.EDU> From: Joyce Youmans <youmans@MAIL.H-NET.MSU.EDU> _________ REPLY 1 From: "Robert E. Smith" <email@example.com> Date: Tue, May 4, 2010 11:47 pm Along with the fine Boahen book mentioned by Kwabena Akurang-Parry, consider Toyin Falola's more recent and larger edited COLONIAL AFRICA, 1885-1939, volume 3 of the five volume AFRICA series. Durham, NC: Carolina Academic Press, 2002. Robert E. Smith Independent Scholar _________ REPLY 2 From: "Ken Orosz" <firstname.lastname@example.org> I second both the Boahen and Falola suggestions, but would advise that you also look at the other volumes in the Falola series. Volume 1 is on Africa before 1885; Volume 2 is African Cultures and Societies before 1885; volume 3 is Colonial Africa 1885-1939; volume 4 is The End of Colonial Rule; volume 4 is Contemporary Africa. Two other texts to consider are Richard Reid, A History of Modern Africa 1800 to the present (NY: Wiley Blackwell, 2009) and Robert July, A History of the African People 5th ed (Prospect Heights, IL 1998). July isn't as current or as interested in methodologies, but does provide a good, broad overview. Ken Orosz Buffalo State College ___________ REPLY 3 From: "Youe, Christopher" <email@example.com> I have used Freund's maginificent book in the past but it is now a little dated. The ideal replacement to my mind is Richard Reid's *History of Modern Africa: From 1800 to the present* from Wiley-Blackwell, 2009. It has the latest in research and is a model of clarity. Excellent for senior undergraduates. Chris Youe History, Memorial University