African History Resource Page

This Webpage contains information for use with African History courses at West Chester University of Pennsylvania. This Webpage is maintained by Dr. Jim Jones of the West Chester University Department of History. Send email to Dr. Jones. B/W image of Timbuctu in 19th
century

Table of Contents

Check out the
Swahili-English translator
at Yale University's KAMUSI project.

PRECOLONIAL AFRICA

COLONIAL AFRICA

INDEPENDENT AFRICA

MAPS OF AFRICA

ANNA KINGSLEY

"Anna Kinglsey" is the English name adopted by Anta Majigeen Njaay after she was enslaved in Senegal in 1806, transported to Havana, sold to Zephaniah Kingsley of Charleston and brought to Spanish Florida. Records of her life provided the basis for a study by Donald Schafer that was published by the St. Augustine (Florida) Historical Society. Her experience provides an example of the effects of the African diaspora, as well as a way to examine the connections between African and American history in the early 19th century.


Visit Jim Jones' course web sites at courses.wcupa.edu/jones .