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African History: Colonial Period

About This Guide


This guide is intended to assist with research on Colonial Africa. 

This guide is intended to offer some research tips and guidance as you begin research. It also highlights some helpful texts in the BU Libraries in addition to a selection of freely available online resources. 

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Research databases
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  • Africa-Wide Information
  • African American Historical Serials Collection
  • Atla Religion Database
  • Humanities & Social Sciences Index Retrospective: 1907-1984 (H.W. Wilson)
  • Time Magazine Archive

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