Pan-African Chronology I

A Comprehensive Reference to the Black Quest for Freedom in Africa, the Americas, Europe and Asia, 1400–1865


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About the Book

The 1400s were a pivotal time in the history of Africans. The Songhai Empire rose to prominence and new city-states arose in Hausaland, Yorubaland and Benin. One of the most significant developments, however, was European and Asian exploration of the continent and the rapid expansion of the slave trade. By the end of the century, African slaves could be found from India to the Indies, and the foundation was laid for a peculiar institution that would last for over 400 years.
From the time of the first European expeditions to Africa to the end of slavery in the United States, this work chronicles the most significant events in African, Pan-African and African American history. Many of the entries (e.g., Columbus’ “discovery” of America and the death of Toussaint L’Ouverture) are supplemented by brief historical accounts that set the event in context. There are extensive see references to related happenings.

About the Author(s)

Attorney Everett Jenkins, Jr., made his intensive research and unique juxtapositional presentation style a trademark in his Pan-African Chronology series (“recommended for all libraries”—Library Journal) and his Muslim Diaspora series (“a useful reference work that is a delight to peruse”—Choice). He lives in Fairfield, California.

Bibliographic Details

Everett Jenkins, Jr.
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 448
Bibliographic Info: bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2011 [1996]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-4505-9
eISBN: 978-1-4766-0885-3
Imprint: McFarland
Series: The Pan-African Chronologies

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments      vi
Preface      vii
Introduction      1

1400–1499      5
1500–1599      24
1600–1699      58
1700–1799      99
1800–1865      194

Epilogue      373
Bibliography      375
Index      379

Book Reviews & Awards

“a detailed chronology of the African diaspora…nice bibliography and detailed index…an excellent, useful reference source…recommended”—Library Journal; “analyzes and provides background information on key events…superior coverage”—Rettig on Reference; “a worthwhile source…. Interesting”—MultiCultural Review.