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Bruce S. Hall's A History of Race in Muslim West Africa, 1600–1960 (African PDF

By Bruce S. Hall

The mobilization of neighborhood rules approximately racial distinction has been very important in producing, and intensifying, civil wars that experience happened because the finish of colonial rule in all the nations that straddle the southern fringe of the Sahara wilderness. From Sudan to Mauritania, the racial different types deployed in modern conflicts usually hearken again to an older background within which blackness might be equated with slavery and non-blackness with predatory and uncivilized banditry. This e-book strains the advance of arguments approximately race over a interval of greater than 350 years in a single very important position alongside the southern fringe of the Sahara desolate tract: the Niger Bend in northern Mali. utilizing Arabic files held in Timbuktu, in addition to neighborhood colonial assets in French and oral interviews, Bruce S. corridor reconstructs an African highbrow historical past of race that lengthy predated colonial conquest, and which has endured to orient inter-African relatives ever since.

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