Robert M. Maxon
In this third edition of East Africa: An Introductory History, Robert M. Maxon revisits the diverse eastern region of Africa, including the modern nations of Kenya, Tanzania, and Uganda. With revised sections and a new preface, this comprehensive text surveys East Africa’s political, economic, and social history from pre-colonial to modern times. Maxon reveals the physical movement and societal development of and between ethnic groups before the 1890s; the capitalistic impact of European colonialism in the early nineteenth century; and the achievement and aftermath of independence in East Africa during the later part of this century.
East Africa: An Introductory History, 3rd and Revised Edition offers the student and scholar:
• the only revision of this title in over a decade
Robert M. Maxon is a Professor of History at West Virginia University. He served as an Education Officer in Kenya from 1961-64 and has served as a Visiting Professor of History at Moi University in Kenya on four separate occasions. Maxon has carried out research in East Africa on numerous visits since 1968.