Provides access to publications from Kenya, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nigeria, South Africa, and Zimbabwe. Content added on a monthly basis ‒ will include more than 40 fully searchable newspapers published in Africa during the 19th and 20th centuries. Created in partnership between Readex and the Center for Research Libraries.
Aggregates and distributes the reporting of more than 100 African media organizations. Also posts selected documents from governments and various organizations, both inside and outside of Africa, and publishes articles from AllAfrica reporters.
The Confidential Print series, issued by the British Government between c. 1820 and 1970, is a fundamental building block for political, social and economic research.
The series originated out of a need to preserve the most important papers generated by the Foreign and Colonial Offices. These range from single-page letters or telegrams to comprehensive dispatches, investigative reports and texts of treaties. All items marked ‘Confidential Print’ were printed and circulated immediately to leading officials in the Foreign Office, to the Cabinet and to heads of British missions abroad.
The documents in Confidential Print: Africa begin with coastal trading in the early nineteenth century and the Conference of Berlin of 1884 and the subsequent Scramble for Africa. They then follow the abuses of the Congo Free State, fights against tropical disease, Italy’s defeat by the Abyssinians, World War II, apartheid in South Africa and colonial moves towards independence. Together they cover the whole of the modern period of European colonisation of the continent from the British Government’s perspective.
Slavery and Anti-Slavery: A Transnational Archive is a thematically organized, four-part historical archive devoted to the scholarly study and understanding of slavery from a multinational perspective. It will consist of more than five million cross-searchable pages sourced from books, pamphlets, newspapers, periodicals, legal documents, court records, monographs, manuscripts and maps from many different countries
Primary law, chiefly case law, from South Africa, Angola, Botswana, Kenya, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland,Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, Zimbabwe. For the Republic of South Africa, coverage of court and tribunal decisions is very comprehensive.
Articles cover both broad introductory topics (for example, History and the Study of Africa) and more focused studies (for example, Chinua Achebe).
Developed cooperatively with scholars and librarians worldwide, Oxford Bibliographies offers authoritative research guides. Combining the best features of an annotated bibliography and a high-level encyclopedia, this resource guides researchers to the best available scholarship.
From their website
Spanning more than two thousand years of African history, from the African Iron Age to the collapse of colonialism and the beginnings of independence, Hosea Jaffe's magisterial work remains one of the only books to fully capture the continent's complex and diverse past. The great strength of Jaffe's work lies in its unique theoretical perspective, which stresses the distinctive character of Africa's social structures and historical development. Crucially, Jaffe rejects all efforts to impose Eurocentric models of history onto Africa, whether it be liberal notions of progress or Marxist theories of class struggle, and he argues instead that the key dynamics underpinning African history are unique to the continent itself, and rooted in conflicts between different modes of production. This edition of Jaffe's authoritative history includes a new foreword by the distinguished economist and political theorist Samir Amin, which outlines the contribution of Jaffe's work to our understanding of African history and its ongoing post-colonial struggles.