Africa in Global HistoryAfrica in Global History

... study programs for graduate studies as well as teaching methods that stress key events and processes of world history. ... History was published, Prentice Hall released the first undergraduate textbook that placed Africa in a global ...

Author: Toyin Falola

Publisher: Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG

ISBN: 9783110678017


Page: 439

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This handbook places emphasis on modern/contemporary times, and offers relevant sophisticated and comprehensive overviews. It aims to emphasize the religious, economic, political, cultural and social connections between Africa and the rest of the world and features comparisons as well as an interdisciplinary approach in order to examine the place of Africa in global history. "This book makes an important contribution to the discussion on the place of Africa in the world and of the world in Africa. An outstanding work of scholarship, it powerfully demonstrates that Africa is not marginal to global concerns. Its labor and resources have made our world, and the continent deserves our respect." – Mukhtar Umar Bunza, Professor of Social History, Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, and Commissioner for Higher Education, Kebbi State, Nigeria "This is a deep plunge into the critical place of Africa in global history. The handbook blends a rich set of important tapestries and analysis of the conceptual framework of African diaspora histories, imperialism and globalization. By foregrounding the authentic voices of African interpreters of transnational interactions and exchanges, the Handbook demonstrates a genuine commitment to the promotion of decolonized and indigenous knowledge on African continent and its peoples." – Samuel Oloruntoba, Visiting Research Professor, Institute of African Studies, Carleton University

South Asian Migrations in Global HistorySouth Asian Migrations in Global History

The Transformation of the World: A Global History of the Nineteenth Century. Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2015. Pachai, Bridglal. The International Aspects of the South African Indian Question, 1860–1971. Cape Town: C. Struik, ...

Author: Neilesh Bose

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350124691


Page: 280

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This collection explores how South Asian migrations in modern history have shaped key aspects of globalization since the 1830s. Including original research from colonial India, Fiji, Mexico, South Africa, North America and the Middle East, the essays explore indentured labour and its legacies, law as a site of regulation and historical biography. Including recent scholarship on the legacy of issues such as consent, sovereignty and skilled/unskilled labour distinctions from the history of indentured labour migrations, this volume brings together a range of historical changes that can only be understood by studying South Asian migrants within a globalized world system. Centering south Asian migrations as a site of analysis in global history, the contributors offer a lens into the ongoing regulation of labourers after the abolition of slavery that intersect with histories in the Global North and Global South. The use of historical biography showcases experiences from below, and showcases a world history outside empire and nation.

Global History And MigrationsGlobal History And Migrations

Africa. and. Global. Patterns. of. Migration. Philip. D. Curtin". Africa has a special place in the world history of migration in several respects. It was the place from which all modern humans derived. It was in this sense the origin ...

Author: Gungwu Wang

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429968747


Page: 320

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Humans have been on the move for millennia. They have done so slowly as well as quickly, sometimes involuntarily, sometimes transported by force, often relocated at great cost in lives, but they have always moved. Over the centuries, improved transportation has eased the movement, even in the face of man-made or natural obstacles. But in modern times, migration has accelerated and its reach has become truly global.Whether it is Turkish gastarbeiter in Germany, Japanese Nisei in Seattle, Filipinos in Kuwait, or Haitians in Brooklyn, the costs and benefits of human mobility on such a wide and rapid scale are hotly debated. Global History and Migrations, the second volume of the Global History Series, explores the historical background of this issue by focusing on recent history, a time when human movements have been at their most dynamic. This book provides a rich, cross-cultural foundation for a more enlightened understanding of migration and its role in the unfolding shape of global history.

Global History GloballyGlobal History Globally

This history raises all the questions and methodological issues with which African historians have long grappled. See also Barry, Sénégambie: plaidoyer pour une histoire régionale, 55. This ideal of the “founding fathers” of the African ...

Author: Sven Beckert

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781350036369


Page: 320

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In recent years historians in many different parts of the world have sought to transnationalize and globalize their perspectives on the past. Despite all these efforts to gain new global historical visions, however, the debates surrounding this movement have remained rather provincial in scope. Global History, Globally addresses this lacuna by surveying the state of global history in different world regions. Divided into three distinct but tightly interweaved sections, the book's chapters provide regional surveys of the practice of global history on all continents, review some of the research in four core fields of global history and consider a number of problems that global historians have contended with in their work. The authors hail from various world regions and are themselves leading global historians. Collectively, they provide an unprecedented survey of what today is the most dynamic field in the discipline of history. As one of the first books to systematically discuss the international dimensions of global historical scholarship and address a wealth of questions emanating from them, Global History, Globally is a must-read book for all students and scholars of global history.

A Companion to Global Historical ThoughtA Companion to Global Historical Thought

debate have to be shifted away from the particularity of Africa to the particularity of the course of global history in which Africa was a participant. Africans had a voice of determining what “universal” values are, although theirs was ...

Author: Prasenjit Duara

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118525364


Page: 536

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A COMPANION TO GLOBAL HISTORICAL THOUGHT A Companion to Global Historical Thought provides an overview of the development of historical thinking from the earliest times to the present, directly addressing issues of historiography in a globalized context. Questions concerning the global dissemination of historical writing and the relationship between historiography and other ways of representing the past have become important not only in the academic study of history, but also in public arenas in many countries. With contributions from leading international scholars, the book considers the problem of “the global” – in the multiplicity of traditions of narrating the past; in the global dissemination of modern historical writing; and of “the global” as a concept animating historical imaginations. It explores the different intellectual approaches that have shaped the discipline of history, and the challenges posed by modernity and globalization, while illustrating the shifts in thinking about time and the emergence of historical thought. Complementing A Companion to Western Historical Thought, this book places non-Western perspectives on historiography at the center of discussion, helping scholars and students alike make sense of the discipline at the start of the twenty-first century.

The Practice of Global HistoryThe Practice of Global History

Gold from South Africa, for example, coming from ancient gold streams, provided 60 per cent of the world's gold in the twentieth century. The point is not so much to demonstrate what might (and should) be relatively well known, ...

Author: Matthias Middell

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781474292177


Page: 232

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Over recent decades, almost every area of historical study has seen its global turn – from consumption to finance, from politics to migration, from social order to cultural patterns. This volume reflects the vibrant state of global history scholarship in Europe and examines to what extent global history is practiced and conceptualised distinctively within Europe. Drawing together contributions from scholars from France, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and the UK, the book offers a sweeping overview of the state of the field. In particular, the contributors look at histories of colonialism and imperial expansion, knowledge circulation and mobility across borders. This book reflects the diversity of current scholarship on global and transnational history and will offer important insights for anyone interested in understanding the cutting edge of research in this area.

A Global History of Modern HistoriographyA Global History of Modern Historiography

sociologist and Marxist, with an outspoken antiimperialist and anticolonial agenda and a militant advocacy of racial equality in the United States and Africa, to fashion a PanAfrican identity transcendingnational and ethnic lines.135 ...

Author: Georg G Iggers

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317895008


Page: 586

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So far histories of historiography have concentrated almost exclusively on the West. This is the first book to offer a history of modern historiography from a global perspective. Tracing the transformation of historical writings over the past two and half centuries, the book portrays the transformation of historical writings under the effect of professionalization, which served as a model not only for Western but also for much of non-Western historical studies. At the same time it critically examines the reactions in post-modern and post-colonial thought to established conceptions of scientific historiography. A main theme of the book is how historians in the non-Western world not only adopted or adapted Western ideas, but also explored different approaches rooted in their own cultures.

Societies Networks and Transitions Volume I To 1500 A Global HistorySocieties Networks and Transitions Volume I To 1500 A Global History

In THIS CHApTEr 12-1 Diverse African States and peoples How did contact with Islamic peoples help shape the societies of ... This marginalization of Africa and the Americas made for an inaccurate and limited account of world history.

Author: Craig A. Lockard

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 9780357639276


Page: 400

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Exploring history in global framework, Lockard's SOCIETIES, NETWORKS, AND TRANSITIONS, VOLUME l: TO 1500: A GLOBAL HISTORY, Fourth Edition, combines the accessibility and cultural richness of a regional approach with the rigor of comparative scholarship. Emphasizing culture, social change, gender issues, economic patterns, science and religion, it helps you unravel the connections, encounters, cooperation and conflicts of world and regional history. The author includes profiles of individuals from various walks of life as well as highlights social life and cultural artifacts such as music, literature and art. Extensively revised, the text incorporates recent scholarship throughout, examines various debates among historians and explains how historians use original documents. Insightful questions help you reflect on the historical significance of text material -- and how it relates to you. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

The Global History of the Balfour DeclarationThe Global History of the Balfour Declaration

The first hint of this came in 1921, when discussion of Indian enfranchisement in South Africa arose. Just as he had done during the various treaty discussions radiating from the close of World War One, Edwin Montagu and members of the ...

Author: Maryanne A. Rhett

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317312765


Page: 168

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This book examines the development and issuance of the Balfour Declaration, the document that set the stage for the creation of the state of Israel, within its global setting. The heart of the book demonstrates that the Declaration developed and contributed to a juncture in a global dialogue about the nature and definition of nation at the outset of the twentieth century. Embedded in this examination are gendered, racial, nationalistic, and imperial considerations. The work posits that the Balfour Declaration was a specific tool designed by the manipulation of these ideas. Once established, the Declaration helped, and hindered, established imperial powers like the British, nascent imperial powers like the Japanese and Indians, and emerging nationalist movements like the Zionists, Irish, Palestinians, and East Africans, to advocate for their own vision of national definition.

Teaching Recent Global HistoryTeaching Recent Global History

We also asked what could be done to improve the lives of all Africans. This question invited students to reflect on historical change and to understand that Africans are not doomed to failure. In the spirit of “backwards planning” ...

Author: Diana B. Turk

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136638350


Page: 264

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Teaching Recent Global History explores innovative ways to teach world history, beginning with the early 20th century. The authors’ unique approach unites historians, social studies teachers, and educational curriculum specialists to offer historically rich, pedagogically innovative, and academically rigorous lessons that help students connect with and deeply understand key events and trends in recent global history. Highlighting the best scholarship for each major continent, the text explores the ways that this scholarship can be adapted by teachers in the classroom in order to engage and inspire students. Each of the eight main chapters highlights a particularly important event or theme, which is then complemented by a detailed discussion of a particular methodological approach. Key features include: • An overarching narrative that helps readers address historical arguments; • Relevant primary documents or artifacts, plus a discussion of a particular historical method well-suited to teaching about them; • Lesson plans suitable for both middle and secondary level classrooms; • Document-based questions and short bibliographies for further research on the topic. This invaluable book is ideal for any aspiring or current teacher who wants to think critically about how to teach world history and make historical discussions come alive for students.