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A fistful of shells : West Africa from the rise of the slave trade to the age of revolution / Toby Green.

By: Green, Toby, 1974-.
Publisher: London : Allen Lane, 2019Description: xxxv, 613 pages : illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white) ; 24 cm.ISBN: 9780241003176.Subject(s): Africa, West -- History | Africa, West -- Foreign relations | Africa, West -- Economic conditions | Africa, West -- Intellectual lifeDDC classification: 966 Summary: "A multifaceted history of West Africa which turns many old assumptions on their heads. Green utterly demolishes the tired Western view that Africa had no history before the arrival of the Europeans, and that they naively ceded power in the region to the newcomers by exchanging valuable goods for baubles." - Book cover
List(s) this item appears in: New Acquisitions Sept.-Oct. 2019
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Maps on end papers.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 477-516) and index.

"A multifaceted history of West Africa which turns many old assumptions on their heads. Green utterly demolishes the tired Western view that Africa had no history before the arrival of the Europeans, and that they naively ceded power in the region to the newcomers by exchanging valuable goods for baubles." - Book cover

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