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African Economic History

Edited by Mariana Candido, University of Notre Dame
Toyin Falola, University of Texas at Austin
Jennifer Lofkrantz, American University of Nigeria
Paul E. Lovejoy, York University
ISSN 0145-2258, eISSN 2163-9108
Published 2/year

Published with the support of University of Notre Dame 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, York University. The journal publishes scholarly essays in English and French on 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 the African present and past.


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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.


All back issues of African Economic History from Vol. 1, 1976 to Vol. 39, 2011 are available through the JSTOR digital archive.


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