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Cambridge.University.Press.Africans.The.History.of.a.Continent.Aug.2007. P1: RNK0521864381pre CUNY780B-African 978 0 521 68297 8 May 15, 2007 19:34iiThis page intentionally left blankP1: RNK0521864381pre CUNY780B-African 978 0 521 68297 8 May 15, 2007 19:34africans, second editionInavast and all-embracing studyof Africa, from the origins of mankind to the AIDSepidemic, John Iliffe refocuses its history on the peopling of an environmentallyhostile continent.Africanshavebeenpioneersstrugglingagainstdiseaseandnature,and their social, economic, and political institutions have been designed to ensuretheir survival. In the context of medical progress and other twentieth-centuryinnovations, however, the same institutions have bred the most rapid populationgrowth the world has ever seen. The history of the continent is thus a single storybinding living Africans to their earliest human ancestors.John Iliffe was Professor of African History at the University of Cambridge and is aFellow of St. John’s College. He is the author of several books on Africa, includingAmodern history of Tanganyika and The African poor: A history,which was awardedthe Herskovits Prize of the African Studies Association of the United States. Bothbooks were published by Cambridge University Press.iP1: RNK0521864381pre CUNY780B-African 978 0 521 68297 8 May 15, 2007 19:34iiP1: RNK0521864381pre CUNY780B-African 978 0 521 68297 8 May 15, 2007 19:34african studiesThe African Studies Series,founded in 1968 in collaboration with the African StudiesCentre of the University of Cambridge, is a prestigious series of monographs andgeneral studies on Africa covering history, anthropology, economics, sociology,and political science.editorial boardDr. David Anderson, St. Antony’s College, OxfordProfessor Carolyn Brown, Department of History, Rutgers UniversityProfessor Christopher Clapham, Centre of African Studies, Cambridge UniversityProfessor Michael Gomez, Department of History, New York UniversityProfessor David Robinson, Department of History, Michigan State UniversityProfessor Leonardo A. Villalon, Center for African Studies, University of FloridaA list of books in this series will be found at the end of this volume.iiiP1: RNK0521864381pre CUNY780B-African 978 0 521 68297 8 May 15, 2007 19:34ivP1: RNK0521864381pre CUNY780B-African 978 0 521 68297 8 May 15, 2007 19:34AfricansTHE HISTORY OF ACONTINENTSecond Editionjohn iliffeFellow of St. John’s College, CambridgevCAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESSCambridge, New York, Melbourne, Madrid, Cape Town, Singapore, São PauloCambridge University PressThe Edinburgh Building, Cambridge CB2 8RU, UKFirst published in print formatISBN-13 978-0-521-86438-1ISBN-13 978-0-511-34916-4© John Iliffe 1995, 20072007Information on this title: www.cambridge.org/9780521864381This publication is in copyright. Subject to statutory exception and to the provision of relevant collective licensing agreements, no reproduction of any part may take place without the written permission of Cambridge University Press.ISBN-10 0-511-34916-5ISBN-10 0-521-86438-0Cambridge University Press has no responsibility for the persistence or accuracy of urls for external or third-party internet websites referred to in this publication, and does not guarantee that any content on such websites is, or will remain, accurate or appropriate.Published in the United States of America by Cambridge University Press, New Yorkwww.cambridge.orghardbackeBook (EBL)eBook (EBL)hardbackP1: RNK0521864381pre CUNY780B-African 978 0 521 68297 8 May 15, 2007 19:34In memory ofCharles Ross IliffeandJoyJosephine IliffeviiP1: RNK0521864381pre CUNY780B-African 978 0 521 68297 8 May 15, 2007 19:34viii . several books on Africa, includingAmodern history of Tanganyika and The African poor: A history, which was awardedthe Herskovits Prize of the African Studies. human ancestors.John Iliffe was Professor of African History at the University of Cambridge and is aFellow of St. John’s College. He is the author of several
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