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Year 1984 Archives
The American Historical Review Archives
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  • The American Historical Review
    Total Archives: 116 Years, 503 Issues, 73,706 Articles, 162,705pp
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      (Review)
      The Economics of Political Instability, by E. Wayne Nafziger
      1. The Economics of Political Instability by E. Wayne Nafziger
      The American Historical Review
      , February 1984, p. 180
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      (Review)
      The Emergence of Modern South Africa, by David Yudelman
      1. The Emergence of Modern South Africa by David Yudelman
      The American Historical Review
      , February 1984, p. 181
    3. [+]
      (Review)
      City of Blood Revisited, by Robert Home
      1. City of Blood Revisited by Robert Home
      The American Historical Review
      , February 1984, p. 180
    4. [+]
      (Review)
      The People of the Cape Verde Islands, by Antonio Carreira
      1. The People of the Cape Verde Islands by Antonio Carreira
      The American Historical Review
      , February 1984, p. 179
    5. [+]
      (Review)
      Transformations in Slavery, by Paul E. Lovejoy
      1. Transformations in Slavery by Paul E. Lovejoy
      The American Historical Review
      , June 1984, p. 820
    6. [+]
      (Review)
      Shadows in the Grass, by Robert O. Collins
      1. Shadows in the Grass by Robert O. Collins
      The American Historical Review
      , June 1984, p. 824
    7. [+]
      (Review)
      Kings, Commoners, and Concessionaires, by Philip Bonner
      1. Kings, Commoners, and Concessionaires by Philip Bonner
      The American Historical Review
      , June 1984, p. 825
    8. [+]
      (Review)
      The Giriama and Colonial Resistance in Kenya, 1800-1920, by Cynthia Brantley
      1. The Giriama and Colonial Resistance in Kenya, 1800-1920 by Cynthia Brantley
      The American Historical Review
      , June 1984, p. 824
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      (Review)
      Colonial Rule and Regional Imbalance in Central Africa, by Bruce Fetter
      1. Colonial Rule and Regional Imbalance in Central Africa by Bruce Fetter
      The American Historical Review
      , June 1984, p. 821
    10. [+]
      (Review)
      Settlements, Trade, and Politics in the Seventeenth-Century Gold Coast, by Ray A. Kea
      1. Settlements, Trade, and Politics in the Seventeenth-Century Gold Coast by Ray A. Kea
      The American Historical Review
      , June 1984, p. 823
    11. [+]
      (Review)
      Indo-Africa, by Cyril A. Hromnik
      1. Indo-Africa by Cyril A. Hromnik
      The American Historical Review
      , June 1984, p. 822
    12. [+]
      (Review)
      Ethiopia, Great Britain, and the United States, 1941-1974, by Harold G. Marcus
      1. Ethiopia, Great Britain, and the United States, 1941-1974 by Harold G. Marcus
      The American Historical Review
      , October 1984, p. 1132
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      (Review)
      Expedition in East-Central Africa, 1888-1891, by Carl Wiese
      1. Expedition in East-Central Africa, 1888-1891 by Carl Wiese
      The American Historical Review
      , October 1984, p. 1131
    14. [+]
      (Review)
      Holy Violence, by B. Marie Perinbam
      1. Holy Violence by B. Marie Perinbam
      The American Historical Review
      , October 1984, p. 1129
    15. [+]
      (Review)
      The Kingdom of Kongo, by John K. Thornton
      1. The Kingdom of Kongo by John K. Thornton
      The American Historical Review
      , October 1984, p. 1130
    16. [+]
      (Review)
      Spanish Captives in North Africa in the Early Modern Age, by Ellen G. Friedman
      1. Spanish Captives in North Africa in the Early Modern Age by Ellen G. Friedman
      The American Historical Review
      , October 1984, p. 1129
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      (Review)
      Social Change and the Growth of British Power in the Gold Coast, by Mary McCarthy
      1. Social Change and the Growth of British Power in the Gold Coast by Mary McCarthy
      The American Historical Review
      , October 1984, p. 1130
      1. Social Change and the Growth of British Power in the Gold Coast by Mary McCarthy
      The American Historical Review
      , October 1984, p. 1132
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      (Review)
      Priests and Power, by Donna J.E. Maier
      1. Priests and Power by Donna J.E. Maier
      The American Historical Review
      , December 1984, p. 1372
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      (Review)
      Women and Slavery in Africa, by Claire C. Robertson and Martin A. Klein
      1. Women and Slavery in Africa by Claire C. Robertson and Martin A. Klein
      The American Historical Review
      , December 1984, p. 1370