African women : early history to the 21st century
- Kathleen Sheldon.
- Bloomington, Indiana, USA : Indiana University Press, 
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- Physical description
- xvii, 330 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
- Sheldon, Kathleen E., 1952- author.
- Includes bibliographical references (pages 301-314) and index.
- Acknowledgements Introduction1. Women and Gender in Africa before
- 17002. Market Traders, Queens, and Slaves in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries3. Religion and Slavery in the Nineteenth Century4. Colonial Era, 1850s to
- 1945: Work and Family5. Politics, Leadership, and Resistance to Colonialism until
- 19456. Liberation Struggles and Politics from the 1950s to the 1970s7. Work, Family, and Urbanization from 1970s to the 1990s8. Women and Politics after Independence9. Women at the Beginning of the 21st CenturyBibliographyIndex.
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African women's history is a topic as vast as the continent itself, embracing an array of societies in over fifty countries with different geographies, social customs, religions, and historical situations. In African Women: Early History to the 21st Century, Kathleen Sheldon masterfully delivers a comprehensive study of this expansive story from before the time of records to the present day. She provides rich background on descent systems and the roles of women in matrilineal and patrilineal systems. Sheldon's work profiles elite women, as well as those in leadership roles, traders and market women, religious women, slave women, women in resistance movements, and women in politics and development. The rich case studies and biographies in this thorough survey establish a grand narrative about women's roles in the history of Africa.
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- 9780253027221 (paperback)
- 9780253027160 (hardback)
- 9780253027313 (ebook)
- 0253027160 (cloth)
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