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By Emmanuel Akyeampong, Robert H. Bates, Nathan Nunn, James Robinson

This edited quantity addresses the foundation explanations of Africa's continual poverty via an research of its longue durée historical past. It interrogates the African earlier via disorder and demography, associations and governance, African economies and the influence of the export slave alternate, colonialism, Africa on this planet economic system, and culture's effect on accumulation and funding. numerous of the chapters take a comparative standpoint, putting Africa's advancements apart different international styles. The readership for this publication spans from the proficient lay reader with an curiosity in Africa, teachers and undergraduate and graduate scholars, coverage makers, and people within the improvement global.

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Among the important early crop spreads, melons, gourds, and castor, brought under cultivation by Nilo-Saharan peoples of the Sudan belt and the southern Sahara, spread northward to the ancient Egyptians probably no later than the fourth millennium. An especially interesting historical problem far from solved is the question of how three important grain crops domesticated in Africa, sorghum, pearl millet, and inger millet, reached India between 3000 and 1000 BCE18 without passing through the Middle East irst.

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