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  1. Africa
    Problems in the Transition to Socialism

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1989
    The obstacles and strategies in the transition from inherited colonial and capitalist economies toward socialism are the topics of this title. New information and political insights make this the first serious attempt to explore the important questions thrown up by the experiences of those African states that have tried to break with prevailing neo-colonial patterns.
  2. Africa
    What Can Be Done?

    Resource Type: Book
    Explores the concepts and strategies needed by radical forces in Africa if they are to play an effective role in lifting the continent out of economic stagnation and political repression. The author's investigations are grounded in the thinking of a new generation of African intellectuals. These scholars and political activists often disagree, but they are united in their belief that genuine independence can be guaranteed only if Africa takes a socialist path.
  3. The African Origin of Civilization
    Myth or Reality

    Resource Type: Book
    This is a one-volume translation of the major sections of C.A. Diop's two books, Nations negres et culture and Anteriorite des civilizations negres, which have profoundly influenced thinking about Africa around the world. This book presents Dr. Diop's main thesis - that historical, archaeological and anthropological evidence supports the theory that the civilization of Egypt was actually Negroid in origin.
  4. The Arc of Justice and the Long Run
    Hope, History, and Unpredictability

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    North American cicada nymphs live underground for 17 years before they emerge as adults. Many seeds stay dormant far longer than that before some disturbance makes them germinate. Sometimes cause and effect are centuries apart; sometimes Martin Luther King’s arc of the moral universe that bends toward justice is so long few see its curve; sometimes hope lies not in looking forward but backward to study the line of that arc.
  5. The Battle of Alamein
    Turning Point, World War II

    Resource Type: Book
    An account of the desert war that began with the Italian invasion of Egypt in September 1940 and ended with the surrender of Axis forces in Tunis in May 1943. "Desert Fox" Erwin Rommel and the English Lieutenant General Bernard "Monty" Montgomery are the pivotal actors in the story.
  6. The Burden of Memory, The Muse of Forgiveness
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1999
    The author asks the question: Is reconciliation between the oppressor and oppressed possible? To answer this the notions of simple forgiveness and confession are challenged as strategies for social healing.
  7. Class and Colour in South Africa 1850-1950
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1983
    A historical and sociological overview which provides a critical analysis of the Labour and National movements in South Africa and explores how and why the white working class traded its socialist principles for a share of white power. Also examines the interactions between the two wings of the resistance against white domination.
  8. The Complete Works of Rosa Luxemburg, Volume I
    Economic Writings 1

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2013
    This first volume in Rosa Luxemburg's Complete Works, entitled Economic Writings 1, contains some of Luxemburg's most important statements on the globalization of capital, wage labour, imperialism, and pre-capitalist economic formations.
  9. Connexions Digest
    Issue 50 - December 1989 - A Social Change Sourcebook

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1989
  10. Connexions Library: Africa Focus
    Resource Type: Website
    Published: 2009
    Selected articles, books, websites and other resources on Africa.
  11. Copperbelt strike of 1935
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A strike action which performed by African mineworkers in the Copperbelt (then in Northern Rhodesia, today called Zambia) to protest against unfair taxes imposed by the British colonial authorities.
  12. An Economic History of West Africa
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1973
    An examination of the economy of West Africa from the fifteenth to the twentieth century.
  13. From Cave Paintings to the Internet
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2013
    Chronological and Thematic Studies on the History of Information and Media.
  14. Germany's African Genocide
    The Namibia Legacy

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2014
    How outrageous, how heartbreaking, how truly grotesque! Windhoek City – the capital of Namibia – is, at one extreme full of flowers and Mediterranean-style villas, and at the other, it is nothing more than a tremendous slum without water or electricity.
  15. A History of Africa
    Resource Type: Book
    A succint synopsis of over 2,000 years of the continent's history, with particular emphasis on the struggles of the past century. Jaffe has made a path-breaking attempt to de-Europeanize Marxist views of African history, and provides a new theoretical perspective within which to understand the movement of African social forces.
  16. An introduction to the Indian Ocean slave trade
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2016
    The Indian Ocean slave trade encompassed Africa, Asia and the Middle East, with people from these areas involved as both captors and captives. The numbers of people enslaved and the exact length of the trans-Indian slave trade have not been definitively established, but historians believe that it preceded the transatlantic enslavement by centuries. Even though it is largely ignored as an international slave trade, examples of its impact abound. Writing on Indian Ocean slavery frequently mentions African people in China and Persia as well as in the Muslim holy cities of Mecca and Medina, which also served as central slave markets.
  17. King Leopold's Ghost
    A Story of Greed, Terror, and Heroism in Colonial Africa

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1999
    The brutal story of Belgian colonialism in the Congo, resulting in the death of between five and eight million Africans.
  18. Land, Freedom and Fiction
    History and Ideology in Kenya

    Resource Type: Book
    A unique exploration of the contrasting ways in which the Mau Mau struggle for land and independence was mirrored in the novels of settler writers, English authors at home, and subsequently indigenous Kenyan novelists. The author explores the relationships between historical events, the myths that are cultivated to serve particular social interests, and literary creation.
  19. Maji Maji Rebellion
    Connexipedia Article

    Resource Type: Article
    A violent African resistance to colonial rule in the German colony of Tanganyika.
  20. Male Daughters, Female Husbands
    Gender and Sex in an African Society

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1989
    This study of the politics of gender in Igbo society challenges the received orthodoxies of social anthropology that all women in pre-colonial African societies were in a subordinate position.
  21. A Marxist History of the World part 26: Africa: cattle-herders, iron-masters, and trading states
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2011
    Neil Faulkner looks at the early civilisations in Africa and how geography ensured the continent would develop differently from Eurasia.
  22. A Marxist History of the World part 62: The Scramble for Africa
    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2012
    The imperial competition to control Africa spawned a predatory colonialism of mines, plantations, and machine-guns and propelled humanity towards industrialised world war writes Neil Faulkner.
  23. On Transforming Africa
    Discourse with Africa's Leaders

    Resource Type: Book
    Hadjor believes that people have stopped asking questions about Africa. The depth of Africa's crisis seems to evoke passivity rather than serious discussion about solutions. But Hadjor argues that with Africa on the verge of a historic disaster, silence would be criminal. On Transforming Africa attempts to provide an explanation of the failures of the past and to force embarrassing issues out into the open.
  24. The Penguin Atlas of World History - Vol. 1: From the Beginning to the Eve of the French Revolution
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1974
  25. The Penguin Atlas of World History - Vol. 2: From the French Revolution to the Present
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1978
  26. A People's History of the World
    From the Stone Age to the New Millennium

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1999
    Harman describes the shape and course of human history as a narrative of ordinary people forming and re-forming complex societies in pursuit of common human goals.
  27. Precolonial Black Africa
    Resource Type: Book
    This is one of three major works by Cheikh Anta Diop that attempts to reconstruct African history and the black contribution to the foundations of Western civilization. In this book, Diop compares the political and social systems of Europe and black Africa from antiquity to the formation of modern states. He provides guidelines for historians and others who seek a scientific understanding of precolonial societies in Africa, the Mediterranean, and Europe.
  28. The Scramble for Africa
    White Man's Conquest of the Dark Continent from 1876 to 1912

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2003
    Describes the brief vicious scramble by Europe's imperial powers to seize colonies throughout the continent of Africa. Pakenham strips the impresarios of imperialism of their veneer of Victorian heroism and reputations for statemanlike vision, to reveal them as men with bloated and often vicious egos.
  29. Seeds of Fire
    A People's Chronology

    Resource Type: Article
    Published: 2017
    Recalling events that happened on this day in history. Memories of struggle, resistance and persistence.
  30. A Short History of Progress
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 2004
    If the population growth, consumption of resources, and technological advances continue according to the trend of the twentieth century, at the expense of the earth, the outcome may be disastrous.
  31. The Slave Trade
    The Story of the Atlantic Slave Trade 1440 - 1870

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1997
    A comprehensive history of the Atlantic slave trade in which approximiately eleven million black slaves were carried from Africa to the Americas to work on plantations, in mines, or as servants in houses.
  32. The Socialist Register 1966
    Volume 3: A Survey of Movements & Ideas

    Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
    Published: 1966
  33. The Ties that Bind
    African-American Consciousness of Africa

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1989
    Magubane argues that objectively and subjectively the struggle of Black Americans to capture their place in the sun is linked to the liberation movements of Africa, especially Southern Africa. Magubane offers an analysis of the African-American consciousness of Africa and its consequences for Black self-knowledge, pride and nationalism for the U.S.
  34. Which Way Africa?
    The Search for a New Society

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1971
    Davison sets out to analyze the social, economic, political motives, myths, ideas, and beliefs which ounderlie modern African nationalism.
  35. Woman in Ancient Africa
    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1989
    Using travellers' reports written between the 12th and 16th centuries, Loth challenges the traditional view of women in ancient Africa as subservient. The text, illustrated with 112 black-and-white and 46 full-colour photographs, reveals women in the time of the great African empires and city founders, religious leaders, traders, and family bread-winners as well as wives and mothers.
  36. Year 501
    The Conquest Continues

    Resource Type: Book
    Published: 1993
    An examination of the U.S. role in the world placed in the long historical perspective of the 500 years that followed the voyages of Columbus.

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