African Women: Early History to the 21st Century — has been published by Indiana University Press – just in time for summer reading and to consider for your fall or spring classes. While it is obviously essential for courses on African women, it will also be an important addition to reading lists for courses on comparative women’s history and world history.
Table of Contents:
1. Women and Gender in Africa before 1700
2. Market Traders, Queens, and Slaves in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
3. Religion and Slavery in the Nineteenth Century
4. Colonial Era, 1850s to 1945: Work and Family
5. Politics, Leadership, and Resistance to Colonialism until 1945
6. Liberation Struggles and Politics from the 1950s to the 1970s
7. Work, Family, and Urbanization from 1970s to the 1990s
8. Women and Politics after Independence
9. Women at the Beginning of the 21st Century
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