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A Buddhist than-ka or cloth scroll portraying Vajrapani, a bodhisattva. Tibet
The World History Center at the University of Pittsburgh emphasizes research, teaching, and international collaboration on the global past, with attention to policies for the global future. The center, led by Interim Director Diego Holstein, is located in the Department of History and is affiliated with the Global Studies Center and the University Center for International Studies.
African Population and Migration, 1650–2000
This page provides information to supplement a major research project on African population history, underway at the World History Center. “African Population, 1650-1950: The Eras of Enslavement and Colonial Rule” is in preparation by Patrick Manning and Scott Nickleach. This page, created in July 2015, is to appear in two stages:
Stage 1: Data, Programs, and Working Papers (available from July 2015)
Stage 2: Interactive Simulation of African Population Change (expected to be available in 2016).
Publications and Working Papers
Patrick Manning, “The Impact of Slave Trade Exports on the Population of the Western Coast of Africa, 1700-1850.&rdqup; Serge Daget, ed., De la Traite a l'esclavage, 2 vols. (Paris, Société française d'histoire d'Outre-Mer), II:111-134.
Patrick Manning, “African Population: Projections, 1851-1961.” Karl Ittmann, Dennis D. Cordell, and Gregory Maddox, eds., The Demographics of Empire: The Colonial Order and the Creation of Knowledge (Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2010), pp. 245-275.
Ewout Frankema and Morten Jerven, “Writing history backwards or sideways: towards a consensus on African population, 1850–2010,” Economic History Review 67 (2014): 907–931 DOI: 10.1111/1468-0289.12041