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Wright, Donald R.: The World and a Very Small Place in Africa

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Inhalt:This fascinating work shows how global events and world systems have affected people´s lives for the past eight centuries in Niumi, a small area at the mouth of the Gambia River in West Africa. Trans-Saharan trade, European expansion, the rise of an Atlantic plantation complex, imperialism, colonialism, political independence, and economic dependence are among the global phenomena that have influenced the everyday lives of the inhabitants of this tiny region.
Drawing on archival and oral trditions and writing in a clear and personal style, the author connects world history with real people, on a local level (text from the book cover).

Verlag:M.E. Sharpe
Erscheinungsjahr, -ort:1997, Armonk, New York, London
Bemerkung:Donald R. Wright is a Distinguished Teaching Professor of History at the State University of New York, College at Cortland, where he has been on the faculty since 1976. He holds M.A. and Ph.D. degrees in history from Indiana University an a B.A. from DePauw University. He has received Fulbright-Hays, NEH, and SUNY fellowships for research in Africa. His previous books include two on early African American history and a two-volume collection of oral traditions from The Gambia (text from the book cover)
Sprache:Englisch (amerikanisches Englisch)

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