The New World History: Teaching Africa Across Boundaries
- Fabulous Timbuktu. Koch, Klaus-Friedrich // Natural History;May77, Vol. 86 Issue 5, p68
Describes the history of Timbuktu, a city at the edge of the Sahara Desert in Mali, which was once a crossroad of international commerce. Role as a center of Islamic scholarship in the 15th and 16th centuries; Heinrich Barth's description of the geography and history of Timbuktu; Tuareg people's...
- Approaching African History. Barringer, Terry // African Research & Documentation;2013, Issue 121, p77
The article reviews the book "Approaching African History," by Michael Brett.
- SAVE THE BACON! PRIMARY SOURCES FROM FIELDWORK. VANSINA, JAN // History in Africa: A Journal of Method;2009, Vol. 36, p465
The article discusses the use of primary sources in fieldwork related to African history. The author argues that fieldworkers should make primary evidence materials available to all history scholars, with a particular focus on the availability of oral information. The creation of archives by...
- African History/Global History. Cooper, Frederick // Perspectives on History;Dec2012, Vol. 50 Issue 9, p37
The article looks at the field of African history, with a particular focus on the future of this subfield and its relationship to the future of the historical profession as a whole. The author discusses historians' efforts to consider African history in relation to the history of globalization....
- In an inexorable retreat. Langewiesche, William // U.S. News & World Report;08/16/99-08/23/99, Vol. 127 Issue 7, p52
Presents a look at the status of Timbuktu, a city in the African country of Mali as of 1999. How it has reverted back to a way of living seen in 1000 A.D.; Use of Saharan caravan routes to get to and from the city; History of the city; Efforts of the United Nations to preserve the older...
- THE ROAD TO TIMBUKTU. Waters, Irene // Contemporary Review;Winter2006, Vol. 288 Issue 1683, p496
This article recounts the author's travels to Timbuktu, Mali. He journeys along the Niger River to the medieval city of Djenne. The article also provides a brief history of the areas exploration as Europeans raced each other to find the mystical city overflowing with gold. Alexander Gordon Laing...
- African Studies in Japan*. Philips, John Edward // African Studies Review;Dec97, Vol. 40 Issue 3, p161
Focuses on African studies in Japan and its impact on Africanists and non-African countries. Comparison of African studies in the United States (U.S.) to those in Japan; Examination on African studies in the U.S.; Characteristics of Japanese Africanist anthropology; Discussion on other fields...
- In our image. Clarke, J.H. // Essence (Essence);Sep89, Vol. 20 Issue 5, p158
Opinion. Argues for the necessity of teaching school children the role of African people in world history.
- Some history `facts' are untrue. Armstead, Damita // BLACFAX;Fall94, Vol. 8 Issue 29, p16
Reprints a guest opinion letter on the differential treatment of African and American history in schools, published in the March 20, 1994 issue of the newspaper `Richmond Palladium-Item.'