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Overview Joseph Earl Harris (born July 2, 1929, North Carolina) was an eminent scholar of the history of Africa and the African diaspora. He was a pioneer in the study of the African diaspora to Asia, and championed the recognition of the African diaspora as a global phenomenon. The Joseph E. Harris papers contain materials from all periods of Dr. Harris' career. They reflect the full scope of his participation in the work of the universities at which he taught, and the organizations and conferences in...
Abstract Jan Vansina was born in Antwerp, Belgium on September 14, 1929 and received his PhD in history from the University Leuven in 1957.He is a major figure in the study of Africa and is Professor Emeritus at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. He published twenty monographs, over two hundred articles, and was the co-author, editor, compiler, annotator etc. for many other works. His extensive fieldwork and study of oral tradition established the context and methodologies for...