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History 495: Africa and Decolonization

A course guide. Emphasizes the decolonization of sub-Saharan British Africa, 1950-1980.


[Cover of: Duara, Prasenjit, ed., Decolonization: Perspectives from Now and Then. Rewriting Histories. New York: Routledge, 2004. Call Number: 325.3 D3582. Catalog link:]

This course guide has two main purposes:

  1. To save you time in your research.
  2. To help make your research more successful.  

For much more in-depth information on conducting historical research, please visit our guide on Library Research for History Students.

If you have any questions about this guide, or about your research for this class, then please don't hesitate to contact us!

Celestina Savonius-Wroth

Assistant Professor of Library Administration 
History, Religious Studies, Newspaper, and Jewish Studies Librarian 
Head, History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library 
(217) 300 3520 | cswroth (at)