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(72) E-Books In 'African Studies'
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Primary African Studies E-Books

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Africa Yearbook Online
Also Known as: African Research Online
- from Brill Online Books and Journals
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eHRAF World Cultures
Also Known as: eHRAF Collection of Ethnography
The Collection of Ethnography, established 1949, currently contains nearly one million pages of information on over 360 cultures of the world, past and present. Each culture case contains a variet...   [more]
Holdings: Updated in annual installments.
Supplemental URLs
    eHRAF User Guides
    Outline of Cultural Materials (OCM): Topics and Subjects
    Culture List for All Formats (Outline of World Cultures - OWC)
    Basic Guide to Cross-Cultural Research
    Overview and User Tips (obsolete)

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International Documentation Network on the Great African Lakes Region
Also Known as: Reseau Documentaire International sur la Region des Grands Lacs Africains
Grey literature on social, political, and economic current history of the African Great Lakes Region (Burundi, Rwanda and the surrounding countries -- Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania and Democratic Republique...   [more]
Holdings: 1990 to 2009.
Unrestricted Access

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Important African Studies E-Books

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A Good Place to Start (finding development information online)
Identifies and describes web sites on development topics, including agriculture, aid, capacity building, children, climate change, conflict, conservation, corporate responsibility, debt, emergencies, ...   [more]
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ACLS Humanities E-Book
Also Known as: ACLS History E-book Project, ACLS History EBooks, American Council of Learned Societies
Major works in historical scholarship. A project of the American Council of Learned Societies....   [more]
Supplemental URLs
    ACLS Humanities E-Book: African titles

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African Ajami Library
Open access digital repository of African-language texts written in Arabic script, both religious and secular. Language represented include Wolof, Hausa, Pular, and Malgasy. Produced by Boston Univers...   [more]
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African Biographical Dictionary 2nd ed.
- from Gale Virtual Reference Library
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African Language Materials Archive
Also Known as: African Online Digital Library, ALMA
PDF-format books in West African languages: Wolof, Mandinka, Pulaar....   [more]
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African Studies Companion
Also Known as: Hans Zell, African Research Online
- from Brill Online Books and Journals
5th Ed. Contains updated entries including URL changes. ...   [more]

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African Writers Series
Key texts of modern African literature with an emphasis on the history of post-colonial writing. Release Seven of this online edition includes over 230 volumes of fiction, poetry, drama and non-fictio...   [more]

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Africana Digitization Project
Searchable facsimiles of European accounts of Africa, ca. 1526-1680, in scholarly editions. Produced by University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries....   [more]
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Africana: A Collection of Digitized Books
Digitized colonial-era government documents....   [more]
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Aluka: Struggles for freedom in Southern Africa
Also Known as: Struggles for Freedom in Southern Africa Collection, Struggles for Freedom in Southern Africa
Online digital library of scholarly resources from and about Africa, built collaboratively. Struggles for Freedom in Southern Africa is available at Penn. Other collections not available at Penn: Afri...   [more]

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American Foreign Relations since 1600
- from ABC-CLIO ebooks
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Holdings: 4th ed. & 3rd ed.
Supplemental URLs
    3rd Edition

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Archives of Popular Swahili
Electronic archive of spoken and written Popular Swahili texts. Includes bibliography of popular Swahili texts in books and articles....   [more]
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Black press in South Africa and Lesotho / Switzer & Switzer
Subtitle: "A descriptive bibliographic guide to African, Coloured, and Indian newspapers, newsletters, and magazines, 1836-1976."...   [more]

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Cambridge Archive Editions
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Cambridge Companion to the African Novel
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Cambridge Histories Online
Also Known as: CHO
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Cambridge History of Africa
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Supplemental URLs
    Volume 8: From c. 1940 to c. 1975
    Volume 7: from 1905 to 1940
    Volume 6: From 1870 to 1905
    Volume 5: from c. 1790 to c. 1870
    Volume 4: From c. 1600 to c. 1790

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Cambridge History of African and Caribbean Literature
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    Vol. 1
    Vol. 2

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Cambridge History of Christianity
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    Volume 9: World Christianities c.1914-c.2000
    Volume 8: World Christianities c.1815-c.1914
    Volume 1: Origins to Constantine
    Volume 2: Constantine to c.600
    Volume 3: Early Medieval Christianities, c.600c.1100

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Cambridge History of Islam
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Supplemental URLs
    Vol. 2A: Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, Africa & Muslim West

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Cambridge History of Science
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Supplemental URLs
    The social sciences in Africa (from Vol. 7)

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Cambridge History of the English Language
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Supplemental URLs
    Volume 5: English in Britain and Overseas: Origins and Development

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CAMES Bibliotheque Numerique - Conseil Africain et Malgache pour l'Enseignment Superieur
Includes searchable database of French-language dissertations and theses on African topics, many from francophone African universities and many in downloadable fulltext. Also pharmacopy and traditiona...   [more]
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Country Studies: Area Handbook Series (Library of Congress)
Fulltext versions of the most recent volumes, providing overviews of "historical setting, and thesocial, economic, political, and national security systems and institutions of countries throughout the...   [more]
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CRITAOI
Also Known as: Bibliotheque de textes Critiques sur la litterature francophone de l'Afrique subsaharienne et de l'Ocean Indien
"Bibliothhque de textes CRITiques sur la littirature francophone de l'Afrique subsaharienne et de l'Ocian Indien produits par des chercheurs africains et de l'ocian Indien."...   [more]
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Cybertheses: Publication et diffusion en ligne des theses
Fulltext French-language theses and dissertations gathered from colleges and universities worldwide....   [more]
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Digital National Security Archive
Also Known as: DNSA
- from Digital National Security Archive
The database includes more than 94,000 of the most important declassified documents regarding critical U.S. policy decisions.

DNSA contains forty collections as of December 2012, which are deta...   [more]

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Ecclesiastical Sources in Slave Societies
Digital archive of at-risk ecclesiastical sources for Africans and persons of African descent in Brazil, Cuba, and the Spanish circum-Caribbean...   [more]
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Empire online
Manuscript and printed materials pertaining to the history of colonialism, 1492-1962. Primarily British. ...   [more]
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Endangered Archives Programme - British Library
Digitized primary source materials collected and preserved worldwide....   [more]
Unrestricted Access
Supplemental URLs
    Endangered Archives Programme - Africa projects

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Foreign Relations of the United States
This is the U.S. State Department's own site for The Foreign Relations of the United States series, which presents the official documentary historical record of major U.S. foreign policy decisions and...   [more]
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Foreign Relations of the United States facsimile
The digital facsimile of Foreign Relations of the United States is a project of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries in collaboration with the University of Illinois at Chicago Libraries. It ...   [more]
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Guide to original sources for precolonial western Africa published in European languages: for the most part in book form / J.D. Fage
Also Known as: Africana Digitization Project
Searchable annotated list, to 1994, of European-language published accounts. Part of University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries's Africana Digitization Project....   [more]
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HSRC Press
Also Known as: Human Sciences Research Council Press - South Africa
Open access fulltext e-book collection for the Human Sciences Research Council, South Africa's statutory research agency dedicated to the applied social sciences. PDF-format books available on arts, c...   [more]
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IDRC: International Development Research Centre Books
IDRC Books is the publishing arm of Canada's International Development Research Centre. The online and print books are the results of IDRC-supported research on "global and regional issues related to...   [more]
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John Thornton's African Texts
Translations of early western texts on Angola. Includes Missone evangelica al Regno de Congo / Giovanni Antonio Cavazzi (1668), with additional 17th- and early 18th-century translated texts of Antonio...   [more]
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Language and Popular Culture in Africa
Documents and studies expressions of popular language and culture in Africa. Includes fulltext LPCA Text Archives and Archives of Popular Swahili....   [more]
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Manuscripts Relating to Slavery: New-York Historical Society
The library of the New-York Historical Society holds among its many resources a substantial collection of manuscript materials documenting American slavery and the slave trade in the Atlantic world. T...   [more]
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Memorias de Africa e do Oriente
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MetPublications: Metropolitan Museum of Art Publications Online
Also Known as: Met Publications
Metropolitan Museum of Art makes 362 of their publications available free online. ...   [more]
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Missionary Research Library pamphlets
Digitized versions of ~ 3,000 pamphlets from the Missionary Research Library's 20,000-pamphlet collection relating to Protestant missions worldwide, held by Burke Library, Union Theological Seminary....   [more]
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New Encyclopedia of Africa
- from Gale Virtual Reference Library
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Nordic African Institute publications - DiVA Open Archive
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Onitsha Market Literature, University of Kansas Libraries
Reproductions of 21 pamphlets published primarily during the 1960s by local presses in Onitsha, southeastern Nigeria, in PDF format. Titles reflect the variety of Onitsha market literature, consisting...   [more]
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OVC Toolkit for Sub-Saharan Africa (World Bank)
Interactive document to help project planners for supporting orphans and other vulnerable children in sub-saharan Africa....   [more]
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Supplemental URLs
    OVC Toolkit (2nd ed., 2005) PDF version

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Oxford History of the British Empire: Historiography
Penn Library Oxford University Press Digital Library e-book. Excellent survey of the development of historical research on the British Empire, especially its colonies....   [more]

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Penn Press e-books (via JSTOR)
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Publishing, Books & Reading in Sub-Saharan Africa : A Critical Bibliography (2nd ed)
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Raw, medium, well done: a critical review of editorial and quasi-editorial work on pre-1885 European sources for Sub-Saharan Africa, 1960-1986 / Adam Jones (David Henige, ed.)
Also Known as: Africana Digitization Project
Searchable annotated bibliography of edited primary sources and works on those sources and their authors and editors. Part of the University of Wisconsin-Madison Libraries's Africana Digitization Proj...   [more]
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Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive. Parts 1-4
Documents on the arguments for and against slavery during the 17th-19th centuries, the worldwide Abolitionist movement and its internal debates, perspectives on colonization, slavery and the US Consti...   [more]

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Slavery and Manumission Manuscripts of Timbuktu
From the Bibliotheque Commemorative Mama Haidara in Timbuktu, Mali, a collection of 19th century manuscripts relating to slavery and manumission in Timbuktu. The materials, in Arabic, provide document...   [more]
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Starved for science : how biotechnology is being kept out of Africa
- from ProQuest Ebook Central
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Holdings: 2009

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Statute of Westminster 1931: With an Introduction, Notes and Index
- from HeinOnline
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Holdings: 1931

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Studies in the History of the African Diaspora - Documents
SHADD publishes manuscripts in Arabic, French, Portuguese, English, Spanish and other languages relevant to the history of the African diaspora. ...   [more]
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Study Abroad in Africa (special issue, African Issues v.28, n.1/2, 2000)
A collection of articles, mostly firsthand accounts of students' study experiences at African universities....   [more]

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Studying Africa: a guide to the sources (2nd ed., 2011)
A book-length review of the reference literature, major scholarly sources and other materials for studying Africa within the social sciences. Edited by Marianne Andersson and Asa Lund Moberg. Publishe...   [more]
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Sudan Open Archive
Fulltext database of historical and contemporary documents on Sudan. Includes several hundred technical reports on aid and development (from the start of Operation Lifeline Sudan in 1989 up to the pre...   [more]
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The Abolition of the Slave Trade
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Theological Commons
Digitized religious publications from Princeton Theological Seminary's library. Also one-stop searching for digitized Missionary Research Library pamphlets and other institutions' digitlzed book, jour...   [more]
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UNESCO General History of Africa
PDF-format page images of the UNESCO 8-volume standard history of Africa, published 1981-1993....   [more]
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UNESDOC / UNESBIB
Also Known as: UNESCO Documents Collection
Fulltext or page image for UNESCO documents. Materials cover the subject areas of interest to UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization): education, communication and in...   [more]
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University of Michigan Press ebooks collection
Fulltext page images for University of Michigan Press. Starting with 2019-imprint titles plus complimentary access to the press's ebooks backfile....   [more]

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World Bank Africa Household Survey Databank
Bibliographic descriptions, with many fulltext documents, of survey data and documentation on socioeconomic household surveys conducted in Africa....   [more]
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World Bank Documents & Reports
Also Known as: World Development Sources, WDS
Page-image fulltext of more than 14,000 World Bank documents. Covers World Bank activities and interests worldwide in agriculture, economic policy, education and social protection, electrical power, o...   [more]
Holdings: 1960-present. Updated weekly.
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World Bank E-Library
Fulltext PDF-format collection of more than 1,200 World Bank books, including all new titles and selected titles beginning in 1984. Topics covered include:agriculture, education, environment, finance,...   [more]

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Related African Studies E-Books

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FAO Corporate Document Repository
Also Known as: Food and Agriculture Organization Document Repository
Fulltext electronic library of FAO publications and meeting documents and related publications from non-FAO sources. Topics covered include agriculture, economics and nutrition, fisheries, forestry, s...   [more]
Holdings: Dates vary. Mostly 1986-present.
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U.S. Declassified Documents Online - DDRS Online
Also Known as: Declassified Documents Reference System
Primary sources, fulltext and image for declassified United States government documents from the second half of the twentieth century to the present. The collection provides coverage for domestic an...   [more]
Holdings: Declassified documents issued from 1941 through the 1990s. Documents have been declassified since 1974.
Supplemental URLs
    Old URL, as DDRS

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