Seeking broad secondary source on pre-slavery Africans
Hello, could anyone recommend a short (up to 30 pages) survey of Africans on the eve of slavery? I am teaching an undergraduate class on migration history and have one unit on African slaves. I have a good reading on the changing identity of African slaves once they reached the U.S., but I need a reading on the pre-migration period. Ideally, it would be a reading showing the huge variety of ethnic groups, society types (rural vs urban), gender roles, climates, and so forth, that characterized Africans before they were enslaved. Ok for it to be about West Africa only.