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The History of Western Africa

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From its ancient kingdoms to the independent post-colonial states that make up the region today, western Africa has transformed dramatically over the centuries. Economically lucrative for European slave traders and later for their colonial successors, the territories along Africa's Atlantic coast were forced to overcome great adversity before achieving autonomy. This volume surveys the history of the many nations of western Africa where vestiges of its celebrated past are still visible in cities like Timbuktu and where its diverse peoples continue to navigate a path towards a more stable future.

Series: The Britannica Guide to Africa

Interest Level: Grades 9-12

Reading Level: Grade 10

ISBN: 9781615303991 (E-book)

Copyright: ©2011

Pages: 304


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