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New Encyclopedia Of Africa

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Producer: Scribner's / Gale Virtual Reference Library
Description: Edited by John Middleton and Joseph C. Miller, this five-volume set (2007) contains over 1,000 signed entries from about 600 contributors, addressing "the entire history of African cultures from the pharaohs and the ancient civilizations of the south through the colonial era to the emergence of 53 independent countries."
You may view a copy of the table of contents here.
Acquisition was made possible by the John Roser Bestor '82 Library Endowment Fund.
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Table of Contents   You may browse through the alphabetically-arranged table of contents by clicking on the eTable of Contents option, which is divided into 3 volumes, beginning with "Abd ad Qadir - Cummings John." You may open the contents of any section of these volumes by clicking on the appropriate plus-sign (+).
Please note the three essays which precede the alphabetical listing.
Index   You may browse through the alphabetically-arranged index by clicking on the eBook Index option, which opens a list of hundreds of references, each of which is clickable.

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