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Introduction to African Civilizations [Paperback]

John G. Jackson
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  • Paperback: 392 pages
  • Publisher: Citadel Press Inc.,U.S.; New edition edition (Mar 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0806521899
  • ISBN-13: 978-0806521893
  • Product Dimensions: 20.4 x 13.3 x 2.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 72,649 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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A new approach to African history from prehistoric to modern times, focuses on the contributions of African civilization to the cultural evolution of early Europe. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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Mr. Jackson was not just an able scholar, but he was a notable writer. This book, as are his others (I've read them all), is very easy to read, never going over the heads of those hardly acquainted with the many aspects of African history with which he deals. His chapters on "Egypt and the Evolution of Civilization" and "Africa and the Civilizing of Europe" are worth the entire price of the book. The introduction, by the late Dr. John Henrick Clarke, is one of the best I've read. Introduction to African Civilizations is well-documented, and is, in my opinion, a classic written by an academic giant.
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5.0 out of 5 stars covers everything!!! 28 Jun 2009
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Dr. John Henrick Clarke stated that just the first chapter 'Africa and the origin of man' is worth the price of this book alone. He was right. Great book which covers all of africa.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The best primer on African history available. 29 July 1998
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The word, "introduction", in the title of the book may be misleading. The book is a well-rounded treatment of the history of the African continent and peoples, which goes into some depth, while neither dwelling too long on any one point, nor getting into chest-thumping. It deals with the subject justly while revealing many fascinating and important historical facts. A must-have in your library.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant 25 April 2002
By Ahlaiah Toney - Published on Amazon.com
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This is the most excellent and comprehensive book dealing with African Civilizations as a whole to date. He spans the entire continent, using a time frame that spans to the beginning of civilization, and completely disembowels the Eurocentric view of the black culture.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A must-read for anyone interested in learning about Africa. 29 April 1999
By Edward Holt (t.m.holt@worldnet.att.net) - Published on Amazon.com
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Mr. Jackson was not just an able scholar, but he was a notable writer. This book, as are his others (I've read them all), is very easy to read, never going over the heads of those hardly acquainted with the many aspects of African history with which he deals. His chapters on "Egypt and the Evolution of Civilization" and "Africa and the Civilizing of Europe" are worth the entire price of the book. The introduction, by the late Dr. John Henrick Clarke, is one of the best I've read. Introduction to African Civilizations is well-documented, and is, in my opinion, a classic written by an academic giant.
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5.0 out of 5 stars MARVELOUS 5 Nov 1999
By O. B. Makhubela - Published on Amazon.com
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To be honest: to me any objective, well argued and unbiased book on the history of Africa and its civilizations deserves a 5 star rating. The distortion of African history especially by Europeans has been exposed by many objective and unbiased researchers. Indeed, the honourable Mr Jackson is one of those distinguished objective and unbiased authors of African history. This book is not simply about Black ego boosting - it is simply about setting the facts straight, presenting excellent arguments, and adducing convincing evidence in the form of references and archeological finds: he presents both the objective and the impartial sides, and argues so excellently against the distortion. From its introduction, the pre history up to the current state of Africa, the book is simply a marvel. Most impressed was I by the massive and shocking quotations.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Rashidi is a historian first... lets focus on that! 3 May 2006
By Byoba - Published on Amazon.com
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Would like to see chris's comparative analysis of why Mr. Rashidi's book is a bunch of black glam...

Thats right... crybaby's are doom from the start when they don't show any evidence for what they disagree with... they just cry... wow!

Anyway, for anyone who can look past the obvious of how ppl like to play around with subjective references and the objectives, one can come to their own conclusion without being over bearing about it...

I have had the pleasure of viewing Mr.Rashidi's work... and he always goes out of his way to give references that are credible...

Some how, all of the naysayers against so-called Africentrism has made up their minds to discredit African historical (evidence) based solely on selective favoritism... or pure bigotry, because they are not black... and possibily mad because they ancestors owe a lot to Black Africans that eurocentrist are constantly trying to dumb down, because of their fragile ego's for not being the first or the originals of civilization, math, science, art, etc... boo-hoo!
12 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars EXCELLENT BOOK ON BLACK AFRICAN HISTORY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 14 Mar 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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JOHN G. JACKSON WAS A BRILLIANT AFRICAN AMERICAN HISTORIAN. THIS BOOK DEALS WITH THE WHOLE SPECTRUM OF BLACK HISTORY FROM ANCIENT EGYPT, WEST AND CENTRAL AFRICA, THE MOORS, AND MUCH MUCH MORE. A MUST READ FOR ALL INTERESTED IN AFRICAN HISTORY!
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