Africa's Development in Historical Perspective

Africa's Development in Historical Perspective

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This edited volume addresses the root causes of Africa's persistent poverty through an investigation of its longue durée history. It interrogates the African past through disease and demography, institutions and governance, African economies and the impact of the export slave trade, colonialism, Africa in the world economy, and culture's influence on accumulation and investment. Several of the chapters take a comparative perspective, placing Africa's developments aside other global patterns. The readership for this book spans from the informed lay reader with an interest in Africa, academics and undergraduate and graduate students, policy makers, and those in the development world.
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, 2014
ISBN: 9781107691209
1107691206
9781107041158
1107041155
Call Number: 338.96 Af839
Characteristics: xiii, 526 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm

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