Books in Our Library
Library Databases - on campus or with password from a librarian.
The following articles can be looked up in the Proquest Historical Newspapers database, accessible on campus or with password from librarian:
- Light in the Dark Continent. Los Angeles Times (1886-1922); a Special Contributor; Oct 2, 1898; p. 4; 2 Pages Illustrates some of the perspectives and biases of the West at the time of the colonization of Africa.
- In Foreign Lands. New York Times (1857-1922); Dec 19, 1898; p. 7; 1 Page. This article announces the creation of a new country, to be called Nigeria.
This is an interview with Chinua Achebe in 2000 on the Atlantic magazine web site:
- Bacon, Katie. "An African Voice." The Atlantic Online. The Atlantic Monthly Group, 2 Aug. 2000. Web. 27 Dec. 2012.
The following books can be found on the Web using Google Scholar:
- Coleman, James S. Nigeria: Background to Nationalism. Berkeley: Univ. of California Press, 1971. Google Books. Web. 1 Jan. 2013. This book, originally published in 1958, reflects the lack of confidence in the west that African nation-building was a worthwhile enterprise. Read the introduction and page 44 on.
- Mockler-Ferryman, A. F. British Nigeria: a geographical and historical description of the British possessions adjacent to the Niger River, West Africa. London: Cassell and co., 1902. Google Books. Web. 1 Jan. 2013.
- Ekundare, R. Olufemi. An Economic History of Nigeria, 1860-1960. New York: Africana Pub. Co., 1973. This is an interesting study of the withdrawal of continental European countries' interest after the slave trade was prohibited, and how foreign goods were marketed and received in Nigeria.