The first section of AMA is set on African soil. The references and texts in these web pages establish the social, economic and historical context.

This page contains Professor Joseph Miller's Presidential Address, History and Africa /Africa and History, delivered to the American Historical Association in 1999; and a long excerpt from Professor J. D. Fage's Ghana, A Historical Interpretation.

The panel on the left contains links to pages texts  and sources concerning:

Konkomba (Bekpokpam) history, culture, religion, economy

Dagomba history, culture, religion, economy

Gonja history, culture, religion, economy; Salaga and Kafaba

Asante history, culture, religion, economy, judicial process, "human sacrifice"

Languages, principally Twi (Asante and Fanti)

Trade: across the Sahara, Hausa trade, the kola trade and Asante trade with the Fanti and the Europeans

The technology of warfare in Asante and Dagbon

African traditional religion

Gold mining in Asante and gold in Asante culture

The role of women in West Africa and in the Slave Trade

Architecture and society in Yendi, Kafaba, Salaga, Kumase and Elmina.

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