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Journal of West African History 1, no. 1
edited by Nwando Achebe
Michigan State University Press Journals, 2015
Paper: 978-1-68430-026-6


Editor's Note
Nwando Achebe, "The Birth of a New Journal"

Jan Jansen, "In Defense of Mali’s Gold: The Political and Military Organization of the Northern Upper Niger, c. 1650–c. 1850"
Ralph A. Austen, "Finding the Historical Wangrin or the Banality of Virtue"
Claire Robertson, "We Must Overcome: Genealogy and Evolution of Female Slavery in West Africa"
Trevor R. Getz, Lindsay Ehrisman, "The Marriages of Abina Mansah: Escaping the Boundaries of "Slavery" as a Category in Historical Analysis"
David Robinson, "Retrospective: Reflections on Legitimation and Pedagogy in the "Islamic Revolutions" of West Africa on the Frontiers of the Islamic World"
Moses Ochonu, "Caliphate Expansion and Sociopolitical Change in Nineteenth-Century Lower Benue Hinterlands"

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