Africa’s Development in Historical Perspective. Robert H. Bates, Nathan Nunn, James Robinson, August 2014, Book. “This edited volume addresses the root causes of Africa’s persistent poverty through an investigation of its longue durée history. It interrogates the African past through disease and demography, institutions and governance, African economies and the impact of the export slave trade, colonialism, Africa in the world economy, and culture’s influence on accumulation and investment. Several of the chapters take a comparative perspective, placing Africa’s developments aside other global patterns…” May require purchase or user account. Link