Teachers who are interested in further exploration of issues raised in this module are encouraged look at the following sources.
Austen, Ralph, African Economic History: Internal Development and External Dependency Portsmouth: Heinemann, 1987. A basic introduction to the economic history of Africa.
Collins, Robert (ed) Trade in Precolonial Africa (four essays) in Problems in African History New York: Prentice Hall, 1968.
Davidson, Basil The Black Man’s Burden: Africa and the Curse of the Nation-State, New York: Times Books, 1992. An assessable analysis of the impact of “nation-state” on Africa’s current economic and political condition.
Fruend, Bill, The Making of Contemporary Africa: The Development of African Society Since 1800 (Second Edition) Boulder: Lynn Riener, 1998. A general history of Africa with a strong emphasis on economics.
Rodney, Walter How Europe Underdeveloped Africa Washington D.C.: Howard University Press, (reprint) 1972. A classic treatment of Europe’s economic exploitation of Africa.
On Cotton Industry in Colonial Mali:
Roberts, Richard The Coercion of Free Markets: Cotton, Peasants, and the Colonial State in French Soudan, 1924-1932 in A. Isaacman and R. Roberts (eds) Cotton, Colonialism, and Social History in Sub-Saharan AfricaPortsmouth: Heinemann, 1995.
On Copper Industry in Colonial Zambia
Moore, H. and M. Vaughan, Cutting Down Trees: Gender, Nutrition and Agricultural Change in the Northern Province of Zambia, Portsmouth: Heinemann, 1994.
Pampart, Jane Labor and Capital on the African Copperbelt Philadelphia: Temple University Press, 1983.
Sklar, Richard Corporate Power in an African State: The Political Impact of Multinational Mining Companies in Zambia, Berkley: University of California Press, 1975.
Curtin, Philip The Atlantic Slave Trade: A Census Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1969.
Inikori, J.E. and S.L. Engerman (eds) The Atlantic Slave Trade: Effects On Economies, Societies and Peoples in Africa, the Americas, and Europe Durham: Duke University Press, 1992.
Keim, Curtis Teaching the Slave Trade With Documents, in M.L. Bastian and J.L. Parpart (eds) Great Ideas for Teaching About Africa Boulder: Lynn Riener, 1999.
Manning, Patrick Slavery and African Life: Occidental, Oriental and African Slave Trades, New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990.
Miller, Joseph Way of Death: Merchant Capitalism and the Angolan Slave Trade, 1730-1830 Madison: University of Wisconsin Press, 1988.
Africa and Globalization
Brown, M.B. and P. Tiffen, Short Changed: Africa and World TradeBoulder: Pluto Press, 1992.
Collins, Robert (ed) Development in Sub-Saharan Africa: Success or Failure? (six reprinted articles) in his Problems in the History of Modern Africa, Princeton: Markus Wiener, 1997.
George, Susan and F. Sabelli Faith and Credit: The World Bank’s Secular Empire, Boulder: Westview Press, 1994.
Mittelman, James Out From Underdevelopment: Prospects for the Third World New York: St. Martin’s Press, 1988.
Rist, Gilbert The History of Development from Western Origins to Global Faith New York: Zed Books 1997.
Ravenhill, John (ed) Africa in Economic Crisis New York: Columbia University Press, 1986.
The following reference books provide (i) the World Bank’s perspective on economic issues in Africa, and (ii) a rich resource of economic and social data tables.
Adjustment in Africa: Reforms, Results, and the Road Ahead: A World Bank Policy Research Report, Washington D.C. The World Bank,/Oxford University Press, 1994.
Can Africa Claim The 21st Century? Washington D.C. World Bank, 2000
World Development Report 2000/200: Attacking Poverty, Washington D.C.: World Bank.