History of West Africa, c1000 CE to the present: Books

Selected Books on West African History--Regional and Comparative in English

  • Adamu, Mahdi. The Hausa factor in West African history. Zaria, Nigeria : Ahmadu Bello University Press, c1978.
  • Africa and the West : a documentary history. 2nd ed. 2 vols. [Edited by] William H. Worger, Nancy L. Clark, and Edward A. Alpers. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
  • Africa remembered; narratives by West Africans from the era of the slave trade. Edited by Philip D. Curtin. With introductions and annotation by Philip D. Curtin [and others]. Madison, University of Wisconsin Press, 1967.
    --See also: E-Book (1997 ed.)
  • Africa's development in historical perspective. Edited by Emmanuel Akyeampong,Robert H. Bates, Nathan Nunn, and James A. Robinson. New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2014.
    --See also: E-Book
  • The African past; chronicles from antiquity to modern times. Edited by Basil Davidson. Boston, Little, Brown [1964]
    --See also: London ed. (1964)
  • African print cultures : newspapers and their publics in the twentieth century. Edited by Derek R. Peterson, Emma Hunter, and Stephanie Newell. Ann Arbor : University of Michigan Press, [2016]
  • Akan peoples in Africa and the Diaspora. 2 vols. Edited by Kwasi Konadu. Princeton : Markus Wiener Publishers, 2014-
  • Archaeology of Atlantic Africa and the African diaspora. Edited by Akinwumi Ogundiran and Toyin Falola. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2007.
  • Asante, S. K. B. The political economy of regionalism in Africa : a decade of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS). New York : Praeger, 1986.
  • Austen, Ralph A. Trans-Saharan Africa in world history. New York, NY : Oxford University Press, 2010.
    --See also: E-Book
  • Bamana : the art of existence in Mali. Edited by Jean-Paul Colleyn ; with contributions by Mary Jo Arnoldi ... [et al.]. New York : Museum for African Art ; Zürich : Museum Rietberg ; Gent [Belgium] : Snoek-Ducaju & Zoon, c2001.
  • Barbot, Jean. Barbot on Guinea : the writings of Jean Barbot on West Africa, 1678-1712. 2 vols. Edited by P.E.H. Hair, Adam Jones and Robin Law. London : Hakluyt Society, 1992.
  • Barry, Boubacar. Senegambia and the Atlantic slave trade. Translated from the French by Ayi Kwei Armah. New York ; Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1998.
    --See also: E-Book
  • Brokers of change : Atlantic commerce and cultures in precolonial Western Africa. Edited by Toby Green. Oxford ; New York : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, 2012.
    --See also: E-Book
  • Brooks, George E. Eurafricans in western Africa : commerce, social status, gender, and religious observance from the sixteenth to the eighteenth century. Athens : Ohio University Press ; Oxford : James Currey, 2003.
  • Brooks, George E. Landlords and strangers : ecology, society, and trade in Western Africa, 1000-1630, Boulder : Westview Press, 1993.
  • Cole, Gibril Raschid. The Krio of West Africa : Islam, culture, creolization, and colonialism in the nineteenth century. Athens : Ohio University Press, [2013]
    --See also: E-Book
  • Collins, Robert O. Western African history. New York : M. Wiener Pub., 1990.
  • Commercial agriculture, the slave trade & slavery in Atlantic Africa. Edited by Robin Law, Suzanne Schwarz & Silke Strickrodt. Woodbridge, Suffolk ; Rochester, NY : James Currey, 2016.
    --See also: 2013 ed.
  • Corpus of early Arabic sources for West African history. Translated by J.F.P. Hopkins ; edited and annotated by N. Levtzion & J.F.P. Hopkins. Princeton [N.J.] : Markus Wiener Publishers, 2000.
    --See also: 1981 ed.
  • Dapper, Olfert. Olfert Dapper's description of Benin. Edited by Adam Jones. Madison, Wis. : African Studies Program, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1998.
  • Davidson, Basil. West Africa before the colonial era : a history to 1850. London ; New York : Longman, 1998.
  • The English in West Africa, 1681-1683. Edited by Robin Law. Oxford ; New York : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, c1997.
    --See also: E-Book
  • The English in West Africa, 1685-1688. Edited by Robin Law. Oxford ; New York : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, c2001.
    --See also: E-Book
  • The English in West Africa, 1691-1699. Edited by Robin Law. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press for The British Academy, 2006.
    --See also: E-Book
  • Farias, P. F. de Moraes. Arabic medieval inscriptions from the Republic of Mali : epigraphy, chronicles and Songhay-Tuāreg history. Oxford ; New York : Published for the British Academy by Oxford University Press, 2003.
  • Fighting the slave trade : West African strategies. Edited by Sylviane A. Diouf. Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press ; Oxford, England : James Currey, 2003.
    --See also: E-Book
  • 40 years of Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) : selected issues and themes. Edited by Christie Ngozi Okorafor, Arinze Ngwube. Glienicke : Galda Verlag, 2017.
  • From chains to bonds : the slave trade revisited. Edited by Doudou Diène. New York : Berghahn Books ; Paris : UNESCO Pub., 2001.
  • From slave trade to "legitimate" commerce : the commercial transition in nineteenth-century West Africa : papers from a conference of the Centre of Commonwealth Studies, University of Stirling. Edited by Robin Law. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
  • Gardner, Leigh. Taxing colonial Africa : the political economy of British Imperialism. Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2012. E-Book
  • Getz, Trevor R. and Liz Clarke. Abina and the important men : a graphic history. 2nd edition. New York, New York : Oxford University Press, [2016]
    --See also: 1st ed. (2012)
  • Gomez, Michael A. African dominion : a new history of empire in early and medieval West Africa. Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2018]
  • Green, Toby. The rise of the trans-Atlantic slave trade in western Africa, 1300-1589. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
    --See also: E-Book
  • Grunne, Bernard de. Djenné-Jeno : 1000 years of terracotta statuary in Mali. Brussels : Mercatorfonds ; New Haven : Yale University Press, c2014.
    --See also: 2nd copy
  • Hall, Bruce S. A history of race in Muslim West Africa, 1600-1960. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2011.
    --See also: E-Book
  • The history of Islam in Africa. Edited by Nehemia Levtzion and Randall L. Pouwels. Athens : Ohio University Press, 2000.
    --See also: E-Book
  • Hodgkin, Thomas. Nigerian perspectives, an historical anthology. London: Oxford University Press, 1960.
    --See also: 1975 ed.
  • Hunwick, John O. West Africa, Islam, and the Arab world : studies in honor of Basil Davidson. Princeton : Markus Wiener Publishers, c2006.
  • In search of Sunjata : the Mande oral epic as history, literature and performance. Edited by Ralph A. Austen. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c1999.
  • Kane, Ousmane Oumar. Beyond Timbuktu : an intellectual history of Muslim West Africa. Cambridge, Massachusetts : Harvard University Press, 2016.
    --See also: E-Book
  • Klein, Martin. Slavery and colonial rule in French West Africa. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press, 1998.
    --See also: E-Book
  • Konadu, Kwasi. African world histories : Transatlantic Africa, 1440-1888. Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2015]
  • Konadu, Kwasi. The Akan diaspora in the Americas. New York : Oxford University Press, 2010.
  • Kriger, Colleen E. Cloth in West African history. Lanham : AltaMira Press, c2006.
  • Landscapes, sources and intellectual projects of the West African past : essays in honour of Paulo Fernando de Moraes Farias. Edited by Toby Green, Benedetta Rossi. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, [2018]
  • Law, Robin. The slave coast of West Africa 1550-1750 / the impact of the Atlantic slave trade on an African society. Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, 1991.
    --See also: E-Book
  • Lovejoy, Paul E. Ecology and ethnography of Muslim trade in West Africa. Trenton, NJ : Africa World Press, c2005.
  • Lovejoy, Paul E. Jihād in West Africa during the Age of Revolutions. Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Press, [2016]
  • Lydon, Ghislaine. On Trans-Saharan trails : Islamic law, trade networks, and cross-cultural exchange in nineteenth-century Western Africa. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2009.
  • McIntosh, Roderick J. The peoples of the Middle Niger : the island of gold. Malden, MA : Blackwell Publishers, 1998.
  • The meanings of Timbuktu. Edited by Samil Jeppie and Souleymane Bachir Diagne. Cape Town : HSRC Press in association with CODESRIA : distributed in North America by IPG, 2008.
  • Medieval West Africa : views from Arab scholars and merchants. Edited by Nehemia Levtzion and Jay Spaulding. Princeton, N.J. : Markus Wiener Publishers, c2003.
  • The Portuguese in West Africa, 1415-1670 : a documentary history. Edited by Malyn Newitt. Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010.
  • Power and landscape in Atlantic West Africa : archaeological perspectives. Edited by J. Cameron Monroe, Akinwumi Ogundiran. New York : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
    --See also: E-Book
  • The rise and demise of slavery and the slave trade in the Atlantic world. Edited by Philip Misevich and Kristin Mann. Rochester, NY : University of Rochester Press, 2016.
  • Rodney, Walter. A history of the Upper Guinea Coast, 1545-1800. Oxford, Clarendon P., 1970.
    --See also: Burke Library copy -and- E-Book
  • Rodney, Walter. How Europe underdeveloped Africa. Rev. pbk. ed. Washington, D.C. : Howard University Press, 1981.
  • Saʻdī, ʻAbd al-Raḥmān ibn ʻAbd Allāh. Timbuktu and the Songhay Empire : Al-Saʻdi's Taʾrikh al-Sudan down to 1613, and other contemporary documents. [Translated and edited] by John O. Hunwick. Boston, Mass. : Brill, 1999.
    --See also: 2003 ed. (with corrections)
  • Saharan frontiers : space and mobility in Northwest Africa. Edited by James McDougall and Judith Scheele. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2012.
    --See also: E-Book
  • Sanneh, Lamin O. Abolitionists abroad : American Blacks and the making of modern West Africa. Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, 1999.
  • Sanneh, Lamin O. Beyond jihad : the pacifist tradition in West African Islam. New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2016]
  • Searing, James F. West African slavery and Atlantic commerce : the Senegal River Valley, 1700-1860. Cambridge [England] ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1993.
  • Studies in West African Islamic history. 3 vols. Edited with an introduction by John Ralph Willis. London : Routledge, 2017-
    --Library has Vol.1. The cultivators of Islam.
  • Staudinger, Paul. In the heart of the Hausa states. Translated by Johanna Moody. Athens, Ohio : Ohio University Center for International Studies, 1990.
  • Sunjata : a West African epic of the Mande peoples. Recorded, edited, and translated by David C. Conrad ; narrated by Djanka Tassey Condé. Indianapolis : Hackett Pub. Co., c2004.
    --See also: 2016 prose edition
  • Sweet, James H. Domingos Álvares, African healing, and the intellectual history of the Atlantic world. Chapel Hill : University of North Carolina Press, c2011.
    --See also: E-Book
  • Themes in West Africa's history. Edited by Emmanuel Akyeampong. Athens : Ohio University ; Oxford, England : James Currey ; Accra : Woeli Pub. Services, 2006.
  • Timbuktī, Maḥmūd Kutī ibn Mutawakkil Kutī. Taʾrīkh al fattāsh = The Timbuktu chronicles, 1493-1599 : English translation of the original works in Arabic by Al Hajj Mahmud Kati. Edited by Christopher Wise ; translated by Christopher Wise and Haba Abu Taleb. Trenton, N.J. : Africa World Press, c2011.
  • Trade in the ancient Sahara and beyond.. Edited by D.J. Mattingly ...[et al.] Cambridge, United Kingdom ; New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2017.
    --See also: E-book
  • The trans-Saharan book trade : manuscript culture, Arabic literacy and intellectual history in Muslim Africa. Edited by Graziano Krätli, Ghislaine Lydon. Leiden ; Boston : Brill, 2011.
  • Ware, Rudolph T. The walking Qurʼan : Islamic education, embodied knowledge, and history in West Africa. Chapel Hill, North Carolina : The University of North Carolina Press, [2014]
    --See also: E-Book
  • Ware, Rudolph T., Zachary Wright, and Amir Syed. Jihad of the pen : the Sufi literature of West Africa. Cairo : The American University in Cairo Press, [2018]
  • Webb, James L. A., Jr. Desert frontier : ecological and economic change along the western sahel, 1600-1850. Madison, Wis. : University of Wisconsin Press, 1995.
  • West Africa : word, symbol, song. Edited by Gus Casely-Hayford, Janet Topp Fargion and Marion Wallace. London : British Library, 2015.
  • Wheat, David. Atlantic Africa and the Spanish Caribbean, 1570-1640. Chapel Hill : Published for the Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Williamsburg, Virginia, by the University of North Carolina Press, [2016]
    --See also: E-Book
  • The Yoruba diaspora in the Atlantic world. Edited by Toyin Falola and Matt D. Childs. Bloomington : Indiana University Press, c2004.
    --See also: E-Book