African Studies

Apartheid South Africa 1948-1980

Description

Apartheid South Africa makes available British government files from the Foreign, Colonial, Dominion and Foreign and Commonwealth Offices spanning the period 1948 to 1980.

This resource is being released in three sections over the next six months: 1948-1966 (available now), 1967-1975 (coming December 2014), 1976-1980 (coming March 2015).

 

Type
E-Book(s)
Text Collection
Coverage
1948-1980
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/38604
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Archives of the Church of Uganda

Description

The records in this collection document the history of the Church of the Province of Uganda, including some of the first written documents about and originating from Uganda. It covers the period from the arrival of the first Church Missionary Society missionaries at King Mutesa's court (1877) to the early 1980s. Contents of the collection include legal and administrative documents, correspondence, publications, personal records and more from the Offices of the Archbishops and Bishops of Uganda, the Education Secretary General, the General, Financial, and Provincial Secretaries, the Provincial Treasurer, and the Mother’s Union.

  • Dates: 1882 until early 1980s
  • Languages used: predominantly English, Bantu languages
  • Location of originals: Uganda Christian University, Mukono

This publication was realized with the support of the Kenneth Scott Latourette Fund, Yale Divinity School Library.

Type
Database
Images
Text Collection
Coverage
Note: Correspondence, reports, minutes, development plans, policy statements, constitutions and legal documents, contracts, registers (for marriages, baptism and confirmation), publications, personal records, staff lists since the founding of the Church in 1877 up to early 1980s. Size: 4,982 archival files 358,000 digital scans
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/33667
Access
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Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition (1913-1936)

Alternative Titles
Brill's Encyclopaedia of Islam, First Edition
Description

An encyclopedic work on Islam. For the first time in history a truly international team of scholars began work on a single project. This resulted in the Encyclopaedia of Islam: A Dictionary of the Geography, Ethnography and Biography of the Muhammadan Peoples, which was published between 1913 and 1936 in three editions in English, German and French. The Encyclopaedia of Islam remains to this day the only complete encyclopedic work on Islam.

Print version: Originally published as The Encyclopaedia of Islam. A Dictionary of the Geography, Ethnography and Biography of the Muhammadan Peoples by E. 1. Brill and Luzac & Co., 1913-1938

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/33410
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U.S. Intelligence on the Middle East, 1945-2009

Description

Since 1945, the U.S. intelligence community has had to cover a half-dozen major wars and several dozen smaller but equally bloody armed conflicts in the Middle East, as well as innumerable civil wars, border clashes, armed insurgencies, and terrorist attacks. This comprehensive document set sheds light on the U.S. intelligence community’s spying and analytic efforts in the Arab world, including the Middle East, the Near East, and North Africa. It covers the time period from the end of World War II to the present day, up until the 2002-2003 Iraqi Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD) assessments, the Global War on Terror, the Iraq War, and Iran’s nuclear program.

Type
Database
Text Collection
Coverage
1945-2009
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30920
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Nubian Letters

Description
Nubian Letters is an independent biannual bulletin for Nubian history and archaeology, published under the auspices of the International Society for Nubian Studies and the Department of Early Christian Art at the University of Leiden, the Netherlands.
Edited by Elizabeth de Ranitz and Karel Inemmée
 
Type
E-Journal(s)
Coverage
1983-1984, subsequent issues to appear as they are digitized.
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30339
Access
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Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia, and Africa: an Encyclopedia

Alternative Titles
Encyclopedia of Cultural Sociology of the Middle East, Asia and Africa
Description

For each of the four regions (Middle East, Africa, East and Southeast Asia, South, Central and West Asia), provides an introduction to: arts, culture and science; biographies; conflicts and wars; cities, states, countries and territories; history; peoples and migration; society and daily life; politics, government and economy; religion.    

Type
Encyclopedia
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/30048
Access
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Africa Yearbook Online

Description

The Africa Yearbook covers major domestic political developments, the foreign policy and socio-economic trends in sub-Sahara Africa – all related to developments in one calendar year. The Africa Yearbook contains articles on all sub-Saharan states, each of the four sub-regions (West, Central, Eastern, Southern Africa) focusing on major cross-border developments and sub-regional organizations as well as one article on continental developments and one on European-African relations.

Type
Handbook
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/29422
Access
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Africa Bib

Alternative Titles
Africana Periodical Literature
Africabib
Description

The "Quarterly Index of African Periodical Literature" (QUAPL) is a database with citations to some 51,000 articles published in approximately 750 mostly scholarly periodicals published in Subsaharan Africa. Some 18,000 have links to full text. Articles indexed in this database span a variety of subject areas in the Humanities and Social Sciences including:

  • Agriculture, Natual Resources and the Environment
  • Anthropology and Archaeology
  • Colonialism
  • Economics and Trade
  • Ethnic and Race Relations
  • History and Exploration
  • Inter-African Relations
  • Law, Human Rights and Violence
  • Literature, Mass Media and the Press
  • Politics and Government
  • Urbanization and Migration
  • Women's Issues
Type
Article Index
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11955
Access
Open access for all usersOpen access for all users
Subjects

African Studies Companion Online

Description

The African Studies Companion Online contains over 1800 entries covering guides and resources for African languages, Africa cartography and maps, African film, African studies journals, magazines and newsletters, media guides and news sources for Africa, the African press, African studies library collections worldwide, national archives in Africa, centers of African studies and African studies programs worldwide, awards and prizes in African studies, and a wealth of other subjects. Many entries describe and evaluate resources, others are factual and provide practical information. With a few exceptions, all entries directly link to the internet.

Type
Article Index
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11899
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Confidential Print: Africa, 1834-1966

Description

The Confidential Print series was issued by the British Government between c. 1820 and 1970. 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.

From coastal trading in the early nineteenth century, through the Conference of Berlin of 1884 and the subsequent Scramble for Africa, to 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, the documents in Confidential Print: Africa cover the whole of the modern period of European colonization of the continent.

The resource includes the following file classes from the UK National Archives, Kew, in their entirety:

  • CO 879/1-190 (Africa, 1848-1961)
  • CO 886/1-11 (Dominions, 1907-1925)
  • DO 116/1-8 (Dominions (South African), 1913-1944)
  • FO 341/1-3 (Africa 1884-1900)
  • FO 401/1-48 (Abyssinia, 1846-1956)
  • FO 403/1-482 (Africa, 1834-1957)
  • FO 413/1-99 (Morocco and North-West Africa, 1839-1957)
  • FO 458/1-157 (West Africa, 1882-1950)
  • FO 468/1-4 (British Commonwealth, 1945-1949)
  • FO 485/1-3 (Liberia, 1947-1949)
  • FO 540/1-6 (Libya, 1951-1956)

The resource includes selected files from:

CO 885/1-140 (War and Colonial Department and Colonial Office Confidential Print, 1839-1966)

DO 114/1-120 (Dominions Office Confidential Print, 1924-1951)

DO 201/1-53 (Commonwealth Relations Office Confidential Print, 1946-1966)

WO 287/1-287 (War Office Confidential Print, 1904-1949)

All these documents are full-text searchable.

In addition, this resource includes more than 300 full-colour maps.

Type
Text Collection
Coverage
1834-1966
Stable URL
http://www.lib.umich.edu/database/link/11811
Access
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