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Introduction Part I. Race Along the Desert-Edge, c.1600-1900: 1. Making race in the Sahel, c.1600-1900 2. Reading the blackness of the Sudan, c.1600-1900 Part II. Race and the Colonial Encounter,… Expand
Gregory Mann has written a compelling new history of the emergence of international aid and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) in the governance of countries that comprise the Sahelian region… Expand
Much work has been done to map out the contours of Islamic intellectual production in West Africa before the twentieth century. This chapter describes the books - by author and title - that were in… Expand
One of the principle issues that divide people in the southern margins of the Sahara Desert is the issue of ‘race.’ Each of the countries that share this region, from Mauritania to Sudan, has… Expand
ABSTRACT Historians of slavery in Africa have long struggled to recover the voices of enslaved people. In this article, an unusual set of sources found in Timbuktu (Mali) reveals the existence of a… Expand
Recent archaeological, historical, and anthropological literature on the development of social and political complexity in Africa challenges older models of state formation that used to shape the… Expand
The standard story of the decolonization process in French-ruled West Africa involves race in a very direct and obvious way. Beginning with the Popular Front government in France (1936-38), and again… Expand
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