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The earliest slaves to be exported were doubtless already slaves in their own
communities, often criminals or debtors. But as the demand increased, peoples
living just inland from the coast began to use the firearms they had acquired
This initiative appeared to succeed, for in the ensuing referendum all the
territories except Guinea, where Sekou Tourd's influence secured an all but
unanimous vote for independence, voted for autonomy within the Community.
It may never reach unity, but it has already attained community, on a scale never
realized in Europe or in Asia. It is a community which is no doubt assisted by
colour, though its leaders have been among the foremost in denouncing colour ...
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A SHORT HISTORY OF AFRICA, 1500-1900User Review - Kirkus
At last, a history of pre-colonial Africa presenting an African perspective for young adults. In accounts as interesting as any of European migrations, dynasties, and wars, Jones outlines the major ... Read full review