"A History of Modern Africa" explores two centuries of the continent's political, economic, and social history. This thorough yet accessible text helps readers to understand key concepts, recognize significant themes, and identify the processes that shaped the modern history of Africa. Emphasis is placed on the consequences of colonial rule, and the links between the precolonial and postcolonial eras. Author Arthur Reid argues that Africa's struggle for economic and political stability in the nineteenth century escalated and intensified through the twentieth century, the effects of which are still felt in the present day. -- From publisher's description.
Concise history of the modern world.
Includes bibliographical references and index.