Introduction: The Emergence of African History by Philip D. Curtin;
1. African Beginnings by J. Desmond Clark;
2. Civilizations of the Nile by Margaret Shinnie;
3. The Barbary Coast by Stuart Schaar;
4. The Spread of Islam by John Ralph Ellis;
5. Kingdoms of West Africa by A. Adu Boahen;
6. The Niger to the Nile by Basil Davidson;
7. Inner Africa by Jan Vansina;
8. The Coming of the Europeans by A. Adu Boahen;
9. Time of Troubles by John Henrik Clarke;
10. Wars of Resistance by Stanlake Samkange;
11. Under Colonial Rule by George Shepperson;
12. Africa For the Africans by Immanuel Wallerstein; recommended reading, acknowledgments, and index.
Includes color and b&w illustrations throughout.