For one semester/quarter survey courses on African History. This comprehensive survey is the first to provide a view of African history in the wider context of World History. The text illustrates how Africans have influenced regions beyond the continent's borders, how they have been influenced from outside, and how internal African developments can be compared and contrasted to those elsewhere in the world. Identifying and presenting key debates within the field of African history, this volume encourages students to address the many oversimplified myths regarding the continent and its people. "This remains the most accessible, digestible, and relevant text on the subject.. Compact and concise, it generates creative knowledge for students to appreciate the nature and essence of the formation of our global community." -- Toyin Falola, University Distinguished Teaching Professor and the Frances Higginbotham Nalle Centennial Professor of History, University of Texas at AustinGilbert, Erik is the author of 'Africa in World History ', published 2007 under ISBN 9780136154389 and ISBN 0136154387.