Africa since 1940: The Past of the Present Stated First Edition

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ISBN-10: 0521872448
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"Historian Frederick Cooper combined his strong suit in comparative history and his interest in historicizing and interrogating bodies of knowledge to produce this welcome and welcoming study of the past of Africa's present as the inaugral volume of the New Approaches to African History Series....is as accessible as it is packed with solid, current information in useful formats." Journal of Colonialism and Colonial History

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This textbook bridges colonial and post-colonial history to explain the effects of political independence on the populace.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ 0521776007
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Cambridge University Press; Stated First Edition (January 1, 2002)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Paperback ‏ : ‎ 230 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0521872448
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0521776004
  • Item Weight ‏ : ‎ 13.2 ounces
  • Dimensions ‏ : ‎ 5.99 x 0.52 x 8.97 inches
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Frederick Cooper is Professor of History at New York University, where he specializes in the history of Africa, of colonialism, and of empires. He previously taught at Harvard University and the University of Michigan, and he has been a visiting professor or research fellow at institutions in France, Germany, and Italy. He has done extensive research in Africa. Cooper is the author of a trilogy of books on labor and society in East Africa (1977-87), Decolonization and African Society: The Labor Question in French and British Africa (1996), Africa Since 1940: The Past of the Present (2002), Colonialism in Question: Theory, Knowledge, History (2005), Africa in the World: Capitalism, Empire, Nation-State (2014), and Citizenship between Empire and Nation: Remaking France and French Africa, 1945-1960 (2014). He is also co-author with Thomas Holt and Rebecca Scott of Beyond Slavery: Explorations of Race, Labor, and Citizenship in Post-Emancipation Societies (2000) and with Jane Burbank of Empires in World History: Power and the Politics of Difference (2010). Some of his books have been translated into French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Turkish, Chinese, and Korean. He is co-editor with Ann Stoler of Tensions of Empire: Colonial Cultures in a Bourgeois World (1997), with Randall Packard of International Development and the Social Sciences: Essays in the History and Politics of Knowledge (1997), and with Craig Calhoun and Kevin Moore of Lessons of Empire: Imperial Histories and American Power (2006). In 2016, Cooper presented the Lawrence Stone lectures at Princeton University on the subject of citizenship, inequality, and difference from Roman times to the present; a revised version of these lectures will be published shortly by Princeton University Press.

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