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Internet African History Sourcebook

Editor: Paul Halsall



This page is a subset of texts derived from the three major online Sourcebooks listed below, along with added texts and web site indicators.

Notes: In addition to direct links to documents, links are made to a number of other web resources.
2ND
Link to a secondary article, review or discussion on a given topic.
WEB
Link to a website focused on a specific issue.. These are not links to every site on a given topic, but to sites of serious educational value.

Contents


African History: General

General

Debates

Note that these "debates" may have more to do with modern United States society than African history.

Black Athena Debate

Cheikh Anta Diop

Stolen Legacy

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African Origins

Human Origins

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Egypt

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Other Ancient African Societies

General

Nubia

Libya and Western North Africa/Mauretania

  • Herodotus (c.490-c.425 BCE): On Libya from The Histories, c. 430 BCE [At this Site]
  • Accounts of Ancient Mauretania c. 430 BCE - 550 CE [At this Site]
    From Herodotus, Strabo, and Procopius of Caesarea.

Nok Culture

Gambia

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Greek and Roman Africa

General

  • Accounts of Ancient Nubia & Ethiopia c. 430 BCE - 550 CE [At this Site]
    From Herodotus, Strabo, Diodorus, the King of Axum, and Procopius of Caesarea.
  • Accounts of Ancient Mauretania c. 430 BCE- 550 CE [At this Site]
    From Herodotus, Strabo, and Procopius of Caesarea
  • The Periplus [Was At CCNY, now Internet Archive]
    Written by a Greek resident of Alexandria in Egypt during the first century BCE, this text is one of the oldest surviving accounts of the countries on Africa's east coast. A map gives some idea of the size and scope of Africa and of the author's journey.
  • The Periplus of the Erythraean Sea: Travel and Trade in the Indian Ocean by a Merchant of the First Century, complete. [At this Site]

Greek Colonies

Roman Africa

Byzantine Africa

  • Procopius: The Reconquest of Africa 534, from On the Wars IV:9 [At this Site]
    A description of Belisarius' triumph, with Gelimer, King of the Vandal's in tow.

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Ethiopia and Christianity

General

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Africa and Islam

General

Egypt

Maghreb

States

Culture

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African Societies

General

West Africa

East Africa

Zimbabwe

  • Wikipedia: Kingdom of Mutupa/The Mwenemutapa Empire
  • WEB Zimbabwe Slide Show [Was At Maricopa, now Internet Archive]
    A 23 image slide show on Great Zimbabwe with text.
  • Great Zimbabwe [Was At Then Again, now Internet Archive]
  • Great Zimbabwe Ruins [Now at Internet Archive]
    Modern dating techniques indicate that the city was started around 1200 CE and occupied for about four centuries. For decades western researchers tried to deny that it was built by Africans. [It was!]

Bands and Segementary Societies

Cultures

Religion

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The Impact of Slavery

General

The Slave Trade

Enslaved People

The Ending of Slavery

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European Imperialism

General

Analyses and Criticism of Imperialism

Exploration/Missionary Activities

British Africa

Belgian Africa

French Africa

German Africa

Portuguese Africa

South Africa

Liberia

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The Fight for Independence

General

Algeria

Ghana

Kenya

South Africa

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Modern Africa

General

International Organizations

Continuing Imperialism

Angola

  • Angola Constitution, 1992 [At Bern]

Algeria

  • The Islamic Salvation Front National Provisional Executive Bureau: Communique No. 42 Algiers, November 14 1993 [Was At Cornell, now Internet Archive]

Cameroons

  • WEB Mama for story [Was at UKC, now Internet Archive]
    Texts from David Zeitlyn and Ian Fowler on Cameroons.

Congo [Brazzaville]

  • Congo (Brazzaville) Constitution, 1992 [At ICL]

Congo [Zaire]

Egypt

Eritrea

Ethiopia

  • WEB Richard Pankhurst: Collection of Essays [Was At Abyssinia Cyber Gateway, now Internet Archive]
    Covers all aspects of Ethiopian history from ancient times to the present.
  • Map of Ethiopia [At Upenn]
  • WEB Images from Ethiopia
  • WEB Ethiopia Page [Was At Abbysinia Gateway, now Internet Archive]
    A comprehensive listing of Ethiopia links, ancient and modern..

Gambia

  • WEB Nijii [Was Momodou Camara's Homepage, now Internet Archive]

Kenya

Liberia

  • Liberia: UN Report (excerpts) Security Council S/1996/47, 23 January 1996 Fifteenth Progress Report. [Was At Africa Action, now Internet Archive]

Madagascar

  • Madagascar Constitution, 1992 [At ICL]
  • David Graeber: The Disastrous Ordeal of 1987: an historical ethnography about a village called Betafo in central Madagascar. [Was At H-Net, now Internet Archive]

Malawi

Mauritania

Morocco

  • Morocco Constitution, 1992 [At ICL]

Namibia

  • 2ND Elizabeth Marshall Thomas: The Desert [Was At One World, now Internet Archive]
  • 2ND Elizabeth Marshall Thomas: The Birth [Was At One World, now Internet Archive]
  • Namibia Constitution, 1990 [At ICL]

Nigeria

Rwanda

  • Rwanda Constitution, 1991 [ICL]
  • The Atlantic Report: Rwanda The Atlantic Monthly, June 1964, [Was At The Atlantic, now Internet Archive]
  • Stanley Meisler: Rwanda and Burundi The Atlantic Monthly, September 1973, [Was At The Atlantic, now Internet Archive]
    discusses the genocide of 1973, long before the genocide of1994.
  • Violence and Unrest in Central AfricaThe Atlantic Monthly, November 1996, [Was At The Atlantic, now Internet Archive]

South Africa

Tanzania

Zambia

Zimbabwe

  • Rhodesia: Unilateral Declaration of Independence Documents 1965  [At this Site]
    • Prime Minister Ian Smith: Announcement of Unilateral Declaration of Independence, November 11, 1965
    • Prime Minister Harold Wilson: The Position of the British Government on the Unilateral Declaration of Independenec by Rhodesia, Speech to Parliament, November 11,1965
    • Soviet Government Statement: The Situation in Southern Rhodesia, November 15, 1965

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Gender and Sexualities in Modern Africa

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Further Resources on African History

[Note this was once quite an extensive section, but guides to the web turned out to be very hard to maintain. Good advice now is to look up African history on Wikipedia and consult the further resources links at the bottom of many articles. Wikipedia is never a place to end research but it is a good place to start.]

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Other Resources

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NOTES:

The Internet Africa History Sourcebook is part of the Internet History Sourcebooks Project. The date of inception was 1998. Links to files at other site are indicated by [At some indication of the site name or location]. WEB indicates a link to one of small number of high quality web sites which provide either more texts or an especially valuable overview.



The Internet History Sourcebooks Project is located at the History Department of  Fordham University, New York. The Internet Medieval Sourcebook, and other medieval components of the project, are located at the Fordham University Center for Medieval Studies.The IHSP recognizes the contribution of Fordham University, the Fordham University History Department, and the Fordham Center for Medieval Studies in providing web space and server support for the project. The IHSP is a project independent of Fordham University.  Although the IHSP seeks to follow all applicable copyright law, Fordham University is not the institutional owner, and is not liable as the result of any legal action.

© Site Concept and Design: Paul Halsall created 26 Jan 1996: latest revision 14 June 2024 [CV]