Covers the entire continent, from the Europe-facing shores of the Mediterranean to the commercial bustle of Cape Town, and addresses the entire history of African cultures from the pharaohs and the ancient civilizations of the south through the colonial era to the emergence of 53 independent countries. Available both in print (at Fondren) and online.
Presents some 3,000 entries covering the modern history of the Middle East and North Africa, with major sections on Colonialism and Imperialism, the World Wars, the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, and the United Nations involvement in the region.
An extensive bibliography of literature on African history from the 1970s to the (roughly) present day. Use interlibrary loan to request access to any articles and books listed here that aren't available through SMU Libraries.
A program at the British Library that digitizes archives around the world that are in danger of destruction, neglect or physical deterioration. Use the Project Country section on the left to filter by country.
An interesting visualization of African history according to a number of layers and criteria, including territory names; changing boundaries, imperial rulers and political systems; violent conflicts; and economic and demographic trends.