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Subject: REPLY: Sources on Resistance to Imperialism

Sources on Resistance to Imperialism

A dialog on the H-Africa list; replies only
December 1995

Date sent: Thu, 30 Nov 1995
From: David Lee Schoenbrun, Univ. of Georgia <DSCHOENB@uga.cc.uga.edu>

What about Bill Freund's book or the new one by Fred Cooper? I hope you have included Jon Glassman's Feasts and Riot; it is simply excellent and, with care and time (two weeks), advanced undergrads have a good time with it.

Date sent: Thu, 30 Nov 1995
From: Anthony King, Oxford University <anthony.king@st-antonys.oxford.ac.uk>

I think a good general text for you would be John Iliffe's new book Africans: The History of a Continent. It's pretty much up to date with the debates, and gives pre-colonial Africa a fair hearing. It's probably the best text for students with no previous experience of African history.

Date sent: Thu, 30 Nov 1995
From: Timothy Abbott, Clark University <TABBOTT@vax.clarku.edu>

I suggest A. Adu Boahen's African Perspectives on Colonialism. (He also edited UNESCO's General History of Africa, vol. VII, Africa under Colonial Domination 1880-1935, which might be useful source material).

Depending on how case specific you wish to be, I have sucessfully used in an undergraduate class excerpts from Horst Drechler's Let Us Die Fighting, which deals with German atrocities in Southwest Africa and the resistance of the Herero and Nama at the beginning of the 20th century.