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African Economic History

Edited by George Bob-Milliar, Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology
Mariana Candido, Emory University
Chétima Melchisedek, York University
Toyin Falola, University of Texas at Austin
Toby Green, King’s College London
ISSN 0145-2258, eISSN 2163-9108
Published twice per year


Published with the support of the Department of History, the Laney Graduate School, and the Emory College of Arts and Science at Emory University; and Neil Kodesh, Director, University of Wisconsin–Madison African Studies Program.


African Economic History was founded in 1974 by the African Studies Program at the University of Wisconsin and subsequently has also been associated with the Harriet Tubman Institute for Research on Africa and Its Diasporas at York University. The journal publishes scholarly essays in English, French, and Portuguese on the economic history of African societies from precolonial times to the present. It features research in a variety of fields and time periods, including studies on labor, slavery, trade and commercial networks, economic transformations, colonialism, migration, development policies, social and economic inequalities, and poverty. The audience includes historians, economists, anthropologists, sociologists, political scientists, policymakers, and a range of other scholars interested in African economies—past and present.


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Online access to African Economic History from Vol. 36, 2008 to present is available as part of the Project MUSE collections.


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Special Issues

Colonial Economic History in West Africa: The Gold Coast and Gambia in Comparative Perspective, African Economic History, vol. 47 #2
Labor and Mobility in African History, African Economic History, vol. 44
African Women's Access and Rights to Property in the Portuguese Empire, African Economic History, vol. 43
Ransoming Practices in Africa: Past and Present, African Economic History, vol. 42


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