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Author Mendonsa, Eugene L.

Title West Africa : an introduction to its history, civilization and contemporary situation / Eugene L. Mendonsa.

Publication Info. Durham, N.C. : Carolina Academic Press, [2002]


Location Call No. Status
 University of Saint Joseph: Pope Pius XII Library - Standard Shelving Location  966 M539W    Check Shelf
Description xxxi, 629 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Geography, environment & language -- Tradition, civic culture & kinship -- Religion in West Africa -- Economic institutions -- Political institutions -- Art in West Africa -- Music & society in West Africa -- The early history of West Africa -- West Africa's great states & Islam -- First contact: the Europeans arrive -- Slavery in West Africa -- War & resistance against Europe -- Toward colonialism -- Colonialism in action -- The move to freedom & the triumph of Prebendalism -- The postcolonial era -- The ECOWAS community -- Development in West Africa -- Conclusion.
Summary West Africa examines the history, social organization, and contemporary setting of that region. The book looks at the nature and development of African culture and social structure over time and the transformations caused by contact with Western civilization.
Subject Africa, West -- Civilization.
Africa, West -- History.
Africa, West -- Politics and government -- 1960-
Africa, West -- Economic conditions -- 1960-
ISBN 0890896496
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