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Lecture Reading: Lecture 1

Joseph Miller, ‘History and Africa/Africa and History’, The American Historical Review, 104, 1 (1999), pp.1-32. Further reading: Eric Allina-Pisano, ‘Resistance and the Social History of Africa’, Journal of Social History, 37, 1 (2003), pp.187-198 Frederick Cooper, ‘Conflict and Connection: Rethinking Colonial African History’, American Historical Review, 99, 5 (1994), pp.1516-45. Donald Denoon, ‘Nationalist Historians in Search of a Nation: The ‘New Historiography in Dar es Salaam’, African Affairs, 69, 277 (1970), pp.329-49 Toyin Falola & Christian Jennings (eds.), Sources and Methods in African History: Spoken, Written, Unearthed (University of Rochester Press, Rochester NY: 2004). Stephen Howe, Afrocentrism: Mythical Pasts and Imagined Homes (Verso, London: 1998). Bogumil Jewsiewicki & David Newbury, African Historiographies: What History for Which Africa? (Sage, London: 1986). Martin Klein, ‘Studying the History of Those Who Would Rather Forget: Oral History and the Experience of Slavery’, History in Africa, 16 (1989), pp.209-17. William Martin & Michael West (eds), Out of One, Many Africas: Reconstructing the Study and Meaning of Africa (University of Illinois Press, Urbana IL: 1999). Joseph Miller, ‘History and Africa/Africa and History’, The American Historical Review, 104, 1 (1999), pp.1-32. John Phillips (ed.), Writing African History (University of Rochester Press, Rochester NY: 2006). Terence Ranger, ‘The ‘New Historiography’ in Dar es Salaam: An Answer’, African Affairs, 70, 278 (1971), pp.50-61 Jan Vansina, Oral Tradition as History (University of Wisconsin Press, Madison WI: 1985).

Luise White, ‘Telling More: Lies, Secrets, and History’, History and Theory, 39, 4 (2000), pp.11-22.