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978-0-8108-4906-8 • Hardback • June 2007 • $155.00 • (£119.00)
Richard A. Lobban, Jr. is Professor and Chair of Anthropology and former Director of African Studies at Rhode Island College. He is also the author of numerous books, journal articles, and encyclopedia entries on Cape Verde and has been central in organizing Cape Verde Study Abroad programs with the University of Rhode Island.
Paul Khalil Saucier is a Doctoral Candidate at Northeastern University in sociology and anthropology. Over the years he has taught various courses on African history, specifically Cape Verdean history, African-American history and political thought, social theory, and cultural studies at Northeastern University, the University of Rhode Island, and Rhode Island College.
Part 1 Editor's Foreword
Part 2 Acknowledgments
Part 3 Preface
Part 4 Acronyms and Abbreviations
Part 5 Photographs
Part 6 Maps
Part 7 Chronology
Part 8 Introduction
Part 9 THE DICTIONARY
Part 10 Appendixes
Part 11 Bibliography
Part 12 About the Authors
this book is highly recommended for public and academic libraries and institutions supporting African and African American studies.
— American Reference Books Annual, March 2008
...a dictionary on the history of Cape Verde, with entries on political and cultural events, figures, places, organizations, and groups. It does not start with the early Portuguese sightings in the mid- fifteenth century as the beginning of the country's society and history, but rather goes further back into the regional history of the neighboring Upper Guinea coast in West Africa and adjacent savannas. It is meant for undergraduate and graduate students, professionals, and teachers of African studies. A chronology is included. For this edition, the dictionary has been updated and expanded, with new maps and photos. A new introduction on the land and people, history, and economic and social development, is also included.
— Reference and Research Book News, November 2007