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Editors: Professor David Anderson, Professor Catherine Boone, Professor Carolyn Brown, Professor Christopher Clapham, Professor Michael Gomez, Professor Nancy J. Jacobs, Professor Richard Roberts, Professor David Robinson, Professor Leonardo A. Villalón

The African Studies series, founded in 1968, is a prestigious series of monographs, general surveys, and textbooks on Africa covering history, political science, anthropology, economics, and ecological and environmental issues. The series seeks to publish work by senior scholars as well as the best new research.

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There are 290 books in this series...

[144] Boundaries, Communities and State-Making in West Africa

The Centrality of the Margins
Volume 0, Part 0,

[144] Boundaries, Communities and State-Making in West Africa

The Centrality of the Margins
Volume 0, Part 0,

Politics and Violence in Burundi

The Language of Truth in an Emerging State
Volume 0, Part 0,

[143] The Politics of Poverty

Policy-Making and Development in Rural Tanzania
Volume 0, Part 0,

[142] The Value of Disorder

Autonomy, Prosperity, and Plunder in the Chadian Sahara
Volume 0, Part 0,

[141] Colonizing Consent

Rape and Governance in South Africa's Eastern Cape
Volume 0, Part 0,

[134] Political Identity and Conflict in Central Angola, 1975–2002

Volume 0, Part 0,

[134] Political Identity and Conflict in Central Angola, 1975–2002

Volume 0, Part 0,

[135] From Slavery to Aid

Politics, Labour, and Ecology in the Nigerien Sahel, 1800–2000
Volume 0, Part 0,

[140] Transforming Sudan

Decolonization, Economic Development, and State Formation
Volume 0, Part 0,

[139] The Struggle over State Power in Zimbabwe

Law and Politics since 1950
Volume 0, Part 0,

[132] The Fruits of Freedom in British Togoland

Literacy, Politics and Nationalism, 1914–2014
Volume 0, Part 0,

[133] Political Thought and the Public Sphere in Tanzania

Freedom, Democracy and Citizenship in the Era of Decolonization
Volume 0, Part 0,

[136] National Liberation in Postcolonial Southern Africa

A Historical Ethnography of SWAPO's Exile Camps
Volume 0, Part 0,

[138] Colonial Buganda and the End of Empire

Political Thought and Historical Imagination in Africa
Volume 0, Part 0,

[137] Africans

The History of a Continent
Volume 0, Part 0, 3rd Edition

[137] Africans

The History of a Continent
Volume 0, Part 0, 3rd Edition

[131] Water, Civilisation and Power in Sudan

The Political Economy of Military-Islamist State Building
Volume 0, Part 0,

[130] Dictators and Democracy in African Development

The Political Economy of Good Governance in Nigeria
Volume 0, Part 0,

[128] The Borders of Race in Colonial South Africa

The Kat River Settlement, 1829–1856
Volume 0, Part 0,

[136] National Liberation in Postcolonial Southern Africa

A Historical Ethnography of SWAPO's Exile Camps
Volume 0, Part 0,

[135] From Slavery to Aid

Politics, Labour, and Ecology in the Nigerien Sahel, 1800–2000
Volume 0, Part 0,

[127] A History of African Motherhood

The Case of Uganda, 700–1900
Volume 0, Part 0,

[129] From Empires to NGOs in the West African Sahel

The Road to Nongovernmentality
Volume 0, Part 0,

[134] Political Identity and Conflict in Central Angola, 1975–2002

Volume 0, Part 0,

Slavery and Emancipation in Islamic East Africa

From Honor to Respectability
Volume 0, Part 0,

Smugglers and Saints of the Sahara

Regional Connectivity in the Twentieth Century
Volume 0, Part 0,

[132] The Fruits of Freedom in British Togoland

Literacy, Politics and Nationalism, 1914–2014
Volume 0, Part 0,

[124] An African Slaving Port and the Atlantic World

Benguela and its Hinterland
Volume 0, Part 0,

[116] Witchcraft and Colonial Rule in Kenya, 1900–1955

Volume 0, Part 0,

[133] Political Thought and the Public Sphere in Tanzania

Freedom, Democracy and Citizenship in the Era of Decolonization
Volume 0, Part 0,

[129] From Empires to NGOs in the West African Sahel

The Road to Nongovernmentality
Volume 0, Part 0,

[131] Water, Civilisation and Power in Sudan

The Political Economy of Military-Islamist State Building
Volume 0, Part 0,

[130] Dictators and Democracy in African Development

The Political Economy of Good Governance in Nigeria
Volume 0, Part 0,

[57] Entrepreneurs and Parasites

The Struggle for Indigenous Capitalism in Zaïre
Volume 0, Part 0,

[43] The Rising of the Red Shawls

A Revolt in Madagascar, 1895–1899
Volume 0, Part 0,

[115] A History of Race in Muslim West Africa, 1600–1960

Volume 0, Part 0,

[121] Cross-Cultural Exchange in the Atlantic World

Angola and Brazil during the Era of the Slave Trade
Volume 0, Part 0,

Ethnic Patriotism and the East African Revival

A History of Dissent, c.1935–1972
Volume 0, Part 0,

The Rise of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade in Western Africa, 1300–1589

Volume 0, Part 0,

[123] Black Morocco

A History of Slavery, Race, and Islam
Volume 0, Part 0,

[56] Democracy and Prebendal Politics in Nigeria

The Rise and Fall of the Second Republic
Volume 0, Part 0,

[128] The Borders of Race in Colonial South Africa

The Kat River Settlement, 1829–1856
Volume 0, Part 0,

[127] A History of African Motherhood

The Case of Uganda, 700–1900
Volume 0, Part 0,

[125] Making Citizens in Africa

Ethnicity, Gender, and National Identity in Ethiopia
Volume 0, Part 0,

[125] Making Citizens in Africa

Ethnicity, Gender, and National Identity in Ethiopia
Volume 0, Part 0,

Slavery and Emancipation in Islamic East Africa

From Honor to Respectability
Volume 0, Part 0,

[124] An African Slaving Port and the Atlantic World

Benguela and its Hinterland
Volume 0, Part 0,

[122] Ethnic Patriotism and the East African Revival

A History of Dissent, c.1935–1972
Volume 0, Part 0,

[119] Party Politics and Economic Reform in Africa's Democracies

Volume 0, Part 0,

[119] Party Politics and Economic Reform in Africa's Democracies

Volume 0, Part 0,

Smugglers and Saints of the Sahara

Regional Connectivity in the Twentieth Century
Volume 0, Part 0,

[121] Cross-Cultural Exchange in the Atlantic World

Angola and Brazil during the Era of the Slave Trade
Volume 0, Part 0,

[109] Guns, Race, and Power in Colonial South Africa

Volume 0, Part 0,

[118] The Rise of the Trans-Atlantic Slave Trade in Western Africa, 1300–1589

Volume 0, Part 0,

[117] Transformations in Slavery

A History of Slavery in Africa
Volume 0, Part 0, 3rd Edition

[117] Transformations in Slavery

A History of Slavery in Africa
Volume 0, Part 0, 3rd Edition

[116] Witchcraft and Colonial Rule in Kenya, 1900–1955

Volume 0, Part 0,

[115] A History of Race in Muslim West Africa, 1600–1960

Volume 0, Part 0,

[114] Africa in the Time of Cholera

A History of Pandemics from 1817 to the Present
Volume 0, Part 0,

[114] Africa in the Time of Cholera

A History of Pandemics from 1817 to the Present
Volume 0, Part 0,

[112] Christianity and Genocide in Rwanda

Volume 0, Part 0,

[42] Industrialisation and Trade Union Organization in South Africa, 1924–1955

The Rise and Fall of the South African Trades and Labour Council
Volume 0, Part 0,

[6] Labour in the South African Gold Mines 1911–1969

Volume 0, Part 0,

[113] From Africa to Brazil

Culture, Identity, and an Atlantic Slave Trade, 1600–1830
Volume 0, Part 0,

[113] From Africa to Brazil

Culture, Identity, and an Atlantic Slave Trade, 1600–1830
Volume 0, Part 0,

[110] Islam and Social Change in French West Africa

History of an Emancipatory Community
Volume 0, Part 0,

[44] Slavery in Dutch South Africa

[111] Defeating Mau Mau, Creating Kenya

Counterinsurgency, Civil War, and Decolonization
Volume 0, Part 0,

[111] Defeating Mau Mau, Creating Kenya

Counterinsurgency, Civil War, and Decolonization
Volume 0, Part 0,

[112] Christianity and Genocide in Rwanda

Volume 0, Part 0,

[97] Masters and Servants on the Cape Eastern Frontier, 1760–1803

Volume 0, Part 0,

[98] Status and Respectability in the Cape Colony, 1750–1870

A Tragedy of Manners
Volume 0, Part 0,

[9] Dependence and Opportunity

Political Change in Ahafo

[2] Studies in Rural Capitalism in West Africa

[110] Islam and Social Change in French West Africa

History of an Emancipatory Community
Volume 0, Part 0,

[29] Families Divided

The Impact of Migrant Labour in Lesotho

[32] Oral Poetry and Somali Nationalism

The Case of Sayid Mahammad 'Abdille Hasan

[73] The Elusive Granary

Herder, Farmer, and State in Northern Kenya

[103] The Politics of Evil

Magic, State Power and the Political Imagination in South Africa

[34] Volkskapitalisme

Class, Capital and Ideology in the Development of Afrikaner Nationalism, 1934–1948

[21] Adam Kok's Griquas

A Study in the Development of Stratification in South Africa
Volume 0, Part 0,

[35] The Settler Economies

Studies in the Economic History of Kenya and Southern Rhodesia 1900–1963

[24] Afrikaners of the Kalahari

White Minority in a Black State
Volume 0, Part 0,

[15] Saints and Politicians

[10] African Railwaymen

Solidarity and Opposition in an East African Labour Force
Volume 0, Part 0,

[22] Class, Power and Ideology in Ghana

The Railwaymen of Sekondi

[20] Liberia and Sierra Leone

An Essay in Comparative Politics

[17] Politics of Decolonization

Kenya Europeans and the Land Issue 1960–1965

[5] The Ghanaian Factory Worker

Industrial Man in Africa
Volume 0, Part 0,

[16] The Lions of Dagbon

Political Change in Northern Ghana
Volume 0, Part 0,

[19] Warfare in the Sokoto Caliphate

Historical and Sociological Perspectives
Volume 0, Part 0,

[33] The Political Economy of Pondoland 1860–1930

Volume 0, Part 0,

[41] A History of Niger 1850–1960

Volume 0, Part 0,

[106] An Economic History of Imperial Madagascar, 1750–1895

The Rise and Fall of an Island Empire
Volume 0, Part 0,

[83] Corruption and State Politics in Sierra Leone

[7] The Price of Liberty

Personality and Politics in Colonial Nigeria

[1] City Politics

A Study of Léopoldville, 1962-63

[109] Guns, Race, and Power in Colonial South Africa

Volume 0, Part 0,

[54] Capital and Labour on the Kimberley Diamond Fields, 1871–1890

Volume 0, Part 0,

[70] Zimbabwe's Guerrilla War

Peasant Voices
Volume 0, Part 0,

[104] Transforming Mozambique

The Politics of Privatization, 1975–2000

[27] Slaves, Peasants and Capitalists in Southern Angola 1840-1926

[80] Islamic Society and State Power in Senegal

Disciples and Citizens in Fatick
Volume 0, Part 0,

[105] Guerrilla Veterans in Post-war Zimbabwe

Symbolic and Violent Politics, 1980–1987

[99] Slaves, Freedmen and Indentured Laborers in Colonial Mauritius

[59] Palm Oil and Protest

An Economic History of the Ngwa Region, South-Eastern Nigeria, 1800–1980

[91] Peasant Revolution in Ethiopia

The Tigray People's Liberation Front, 1975–1991

[101] The Peasant Cotton Revolution in West Africa

Côte d'Ivoire, 1880–1995

[69] The Politics of Harmony

Land Dispute Strategies in Swaziland

[106] An Economic History of Imperial Madagascar, 1750–1895

The Rise and Fall of an Island Empire
Volume 0, Part 0,

[107] Honour in African History

[107] Honour in African History

[40] Black People and the South African War 1899–1902

Volume 0, Part 0,

[30] Slavery, Colonialism and Economic Growth in Dahomey, 1640–1960

Volume 0, Part 0,

[64] H. C. Bankole-Bright and Politics in Colonial Sierra Leone, 1919–1958

Volume 0, Part 0,

[81] Ethnic Pride and Racial Prejudice in Victorian Cape Town

[46] Salt of the Desert Sun

A History of Salt Production and Trade in the Central Sudan

[79] State and Society in Pre-colonial Asante

[60] France and Islam in West Africa, 1860–1960

Volume 0, Part 0,

[49] The Shell Money of the Slave Trade

[105] Guerrilla Veterans in Post-war Zimbabwe

Symbolic and Violent Politics, 1980–1987

[68] Abraham Esau's War

A Black South African War in the Cape, 1899–1902

[18] Muslim Brotherhoods in Nineteenth-Century Africa

[62] Prelude to the Mahdiyya

Peasants and Traders in the Shendi Region, 1821–1885
Volume 0, Part 0,

[77] West African Slavery and Atlantic Commerce

The Senegal River Valley, 1700–1860

[104] Transforming Mozambique

The Politics of Privatization, 1975–2000

[102] Re-Imagining Rwanda

Conflict, Survival and Disinformation in the Late Twentieth Century

[103] The Politics of Evil African Edition

Magic, State Power and the Political Imagination in South Africa
Volume 0, Part 0,

[103] The Politics of Evil

Magic, State Power and the Political Imagination in South Africa

[102] Re-Imagining Rwanda

Conflict, Survival and Disinformation in the Late Twentieth Century

[86] From Slave Trade to 'Legitimate' Commerce

The Commercial Transition in Nineteenth-Century West Africa

[87] Leisure and Society in Colonial Brazzaville

[74] The Kanyok of Zaire

An Institutional and Ideological History to 1895

[75] Pragmatism in the Age of Jihad

The Precolonial State of Bundu
Volume 0, Part 0,

[63] Wa and the Wala

Islam and Polity in Northwestern Ghana

[78] A South African Kingdom

The Pursuit of Security in Nineteenth-Century Lesotho

[53] Horn and Crescent

Cultural Change and Traditional Islam on the East African Coast, 800–1900

[31] Kings, Commoners and Concessionaires

The Evolution and Dissolution of the Nineteenth-Century Swazi State

[88] Kingship and State

The Buganda Dynasty
Volume 0, Part 0,

[93] Commerce and Economic Change in West Africa

The Palm Oil Trade in the Nineteenth Century

[101] The Peasant Cotton Revolution in West Africa

Côte d'Ivoire, 1880–1995

[99] Slaves, Freedmen and Indentured Laborers in Colonial Mauritius

[97] Masters and Servants on the Cape Eastern Frontier, 1760–1803

Volume 0, Part 0,

[98] Status and Respectability in the Cape Colony, 1750–1870

A Tragedy of Manners
Volume 0, Part 0,

[96] Middlemen of the Cameroons Rivers

The Duala and their Hinterland, c.1600–c.1960

[96] Middlemen of the Cameroons Rivers

The Duala and their Hinterland, c.1600–c.1960

[95] East African Doctors

A History of the Modern Profession

[94] Slavery and Colonial Rule in French West Africa

Volume 0, Part 0,

[94] Slavery and Colonial Rule in French West Africa

Volume 0, Part 0,

[92] Senegambia and the Atlantic Slave Trade

[92] Senegambia and the Atlantic Slave Trade

[93] Commerce and Economic Change in West Africa

The Palm Oil Trade in the Nineteenth Century

[91] Peasant Revolution in Ethiopia

The Tigray People's Liberation Front, 1975–1991

[84] The Culture of Politics in Modern Kenya

[82] The Eritrean Struggle for Independence

Domination, Resistance, Nationalism, 1941–1993

[90] Misreading the African Landscape

Society and Ecology in a Forest-Savanna Mosaic

[89] Decolonization and African Society

The Labor Question in French and British Africa

[88] Kingship and State

The Buganda Dynasty
Volume 0, Part 0,

[86] From Slave Trade to 'Legitimate' Commerce

The Commercial Transition in Nineteenth-Century West Africa

[84] The Culture of Politics in Modern Kenya

[82] The Eritrean Struggle for Independence

Domination, Resistance, Nationalism, 1941–1993

[79] State and Society in Pre-colonial Asante

[80] Islamic Society and State Power in Senegal

Disciples and Citizens in Fatick
Volume 0, Part 0,

[77] West African Slavery and Atlantic Commerce

The Senegal River Valley, 1700–1860

[76] Slow Death for Slavery

The Course of Abolition in Northern Nigeria 1897–1936
Volume 0, Part 0,

[78] A South African Kingdom

The Pursuit of Security in Nineteenth-Century Lesotho

[75] Pragmatism in the Age of Jihad

The Precolonial State of Bundu
Volume 0, Part 0,

[74] The Kanyok of Zaire

An Institutional and Ideological History to 1895

[69] The Politics of Harmony

Land Dispute Strategies in Swaziland

[64] H. C. Bankole-Bright and Politics in Colonial Sierra Leone, 1919–1958

Volume 0, Part 0,

[67] Slavery and African Life

Occidental, Oriental, and African Slave Trades

[61] Transformation and Continuity in Revolutionary Ethiopia

[13] Asante in the Nineteenth Century

The Structure and Evolution of a Political Order
2nd Edition

[65] Contemporary West African States

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[63] Wa and the Wala

Islam and Polity in Northwestern Ghana

[59] Palm Oil and Protest

An Economic History of the Ngwa Region, South-Eastern Nigeria, 1800–1980

[58] The African Poor

A History

[54] Capital and Labour on the Kimberley Diamond Fields, 1871–1890

Volume 0, Part 0,

[50] Political Domination in Africa

Volume 0, Part 0,

[42] Industrialisation and Trade Union Organization in South Africa, 1924–1955

The Rise and Fall of the South African Trades and Labour Council
Volume 0, Part 0,

[38] Essays on the Political Economy of Rural Africa

[11] Islam and Tribal Art in West Africa

[26] A History of African Christianity 1950–1975

Volume 0, Part 0,

[25] A Modern History of Tanganyika

Volume 0, Part 0,

[23] West African States: Failure and Promise

A Study in Comparative Politics

[4] The Nigerian Military

A Sociological Analysis of Authority and Revolt 1960–67