Following the Ball
The Migration of African Soccer Players across the Portuguese Colonial Empire, 1949–1975
With Following the Ball, Todd Cleveland incorporates labor, sport, diasporic, and imperial history to examine the extraordinary experiences of African football players from Portugal’s African colonies as they relocated to the metropole from 1949 until the conclusion of the colonial era in 1975.
Living with Nkrumahism
Nation, State, and Pan-Africanism in Ghana
In the 1950s, Ghana, under the leadership of Kwame Nkrumah and the Convention People’s Party, drew the world’s attention as anticolonial activists, intellectuals, and politicians looked to it as a model for Africa’s postcolonial future. Nkrumah was a visionary, a statesman, and one of the key makers of contemporary Africa.
Consumer Cultures in Twentieth-Century Ghana
In Market Encounters, Bianca Murillo explores the shifting social terrains that made the buying and selling of goods in modern Ghana possible.
From Jail to Jail
From Jail to Jail is the political autobiography of a central though enigmatic figure of the Indonesian Revolution.
Life, Death, and Early Modern Trade on Africa’s Guinea Coast
A new era in world history began when Atlantic maritime trade among Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas opened up in the fifteenth century, setting the stage for massive economic and cultural change.