$IHistory of Africa-Vololume I: From Earliest Times to 1800$I:African history from the earliest man-apes to the beginning of the nineteenth century is examined in the first volume. Encompassed in this
period are such broad subjects as the Neolithic revolution, Bantu migrations, Sudanic states, the rise of Islam, the beginnings of European imperialism, and the slave trade. This updated edition includes an addendum.
$IHistory of Africa-Volume II: From 1800 to 1945$I:Continuing the survey of sub-Saharan Africa, this volume contains material from 1800 through 1945. Major topics covered in some detail are European imperialism and
the scramble for Africa, European systems of rule, African nationalism, and the drive for independence.
$IHistory of Africa-Volume III: From 1945 to Present$I:The nationalistic drive for an end to European
political imperialism and the subsequent difficult years of independence through the latter 1980s, are related in this third volume. It is hoped that the reorganization with the new information will allow more
flexibility to instructors of university history and political science courses while giving to the general reader a capsulated description of what has occurred in each country of this complex continent during the near
half-century since World War II.
$IHistory of Africa-Volume IV: Contemporary Developments$I:A fourth volume has been added to Dr. Harry A. Gailey's distinguished series on African history.Volume IV,
$IContemporary Developments$I, takes up the account of happenings in the 1990s. Because these developments are too extensive and complicated to simply add to Volume III, it was decided to make a separate
volume. An introduction, "African Realities," provides an overview of the many problems confronting Africa today. This introduction includes a description of circumstances prior to 1990, so that
more recent events will not be out of context. There are discussions about civil wars, misgovernment and corruption, genocide, AIDS, and the general deterioration of the quality of life. Dr. Gailey's new book
offers a fairly concise record of major developments in the last decade of the twentieth century.