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African Studies

A guide to resources for research on Sub-Saharan Africa.


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This guide presents some useful resources, but it is not intended to be comprehensive.  If you have a question, please contact me.

Highlighted Resource:  Macmillan Cabinet Papers, 1957-1963
Trial access expires April 12, 2021.

These documents contain material related to British colonial policy and decolonization, including coverage of:

  • The Wind of Change speech (February 1960) and independence for Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, Zambia, Malawi and Zanzibar
  • The Sharpeville Massacre (March 1960) and apartheid in South Africa

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