author={Patrick R. Manning},
  journal={The Journal of African History},
  pages={319 - 330}
  • P. Manning
  • Published 1 November 2013
  • History, Sociology
  • The Journal of African History
Abstract African history and world history each became substantial fields of historical study in the aftermath of the Second World War. African history organized rapidly in the 1950s and 1960s, an era dominated by modernization-thinking. World history developed slowly until the 1990s, then quickly expanded and generated institutional homes in a time of globalization-thinking. This piece considers issues of time, scale, and scholarly diversity within the two fields. The conclusion argues that… 
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