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* Introduction Nineteenth-Century Women * Peasant Women * Slave Women * Women and Trade at the Dawn of Colonialism * Powerful Women * Female Identity and Culture From The Country To The City * Rural Women and Colonialism * Women and Urban Migration Women In The City From Colonization To Independence * The Urban Condition * Women and Trade * Domestic Service * Prostitution: From Free Women to Women with AIDS * Women and Factory Work * Women and Poverty: The Future of Female Informal-Sector Employment Women And Modern Life * Women and School * Women and Politics: Resistance and Action in West Africa * Women and Politics: Delay in Zaire * Women and Politics: The Wars for National Liberation * Sexuality and Emancipation * Conclusion: The Future

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Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch is professor of contemporary history and head of the Graduate Studies Program on the Third World and Africa at the University of Paris-7 Denis Diderot. A renowned historian of sub-Saharan Africa, she has taught at most of the French-speaking African universities and has held visiting positions at Princeton and Binghamton universities. Among her many publications, Afrique noire: Permanences et Ruptures (also published in English as Africa: Endurance and Changes South of the Sahara) was awarded the Aumale prize of the Academie des Sciences Morales et Politiques. Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch is professor of contemporary history and head of the Graduate Studies Program on the Third World and Africa at the University of Paris-7 Denis Diderot. A renowned historian of sub-Saharan Africa, she has taught at most of the French-speaking African universities and has held visiting positions at Princeton and Binghamton universities. Among her many publications, Afrique noire: Permanences et Ruptures (also published in English as Africa: Endurance and Changes South of the Sahara) was awarded the Aumale prize of the Academie des Sciences Morales et Politiques.

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