Major Writings of Walter Rodney

Rodney W (1965) Portuguese attempts at monopoly on the Upper Guinea Coast, Journal of African History, 6(3):307-22.

Rodney W (1966) African slavery and other forms of social oppression on the Upper Guinea Coast, 1580–1650, Journal of African History, 7(3):431-43.

Rodney W (1967a) West Africa and the Atlantic Slave Trade, Historical Association of Tanzania & East African Publishing House, Nairobi.

Rodney W (1967b) The impact of the Atlantic Slave trade in West Africa, in R Oliver (editor) The Middle Age of African History, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 1967.

Rodney W (1968a) Education and Tanzanian socialism, in Resnick (editor) Tanzania: Revolution by Education, Longmans of Tanzania, Arusha, 1968.

Rodney W (1968b) European activity and African reaction in Angola, in T Ranger (editor) Aspects of Central African History, Northwestern University Press, Evanston, 1968.

Rodney W (1969a) African labour under capitalism and imperialism, Cheche, University of Dar es Salaam, November 1969, 1:4-12.

Rodney W (1969b) Ideology of the African revolution: Paper presented at the 2nd Seminar of East and Central African Youth, The Nationalist (Dar es Salaam), 11 December 1969.

Rodney W (1969c) The Groundings With My Brothers, Bogle-L’Ouveture Publications, London.

Rodney W (1969d) Gold and slaves on the Gold Coast, Transactions of the Historical Society of Ghana, X, Accra.

Rodney W (1970a) A History of the Upper Guinea Coast 1545 to 1800, Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Rodney (1970b) The role of the university in developing Africa, Public Lecture, Makerere Students’ Guild, Makerere University, Kampala, October 1970.

Rodney W (1971a) The year 1895 in southern Mozambique: African resistance to the imposition of European colonial rule, Journal of the Historical Society of Nigeria, 5(4):509-35.

Rodney W (1971b) George Jackson, black revolutionary, MajiMaji, 5:4-6.

Rodney W (1971c) Some implications of the question of disengagement from imperialism, MajiMaji, University of Dar es Salaam, January 1971, 1:3-8.

Rodney W (1972a) How Europe Underdeveloped Africa (first edition), Bogle-L’Ouveture Publications, London, and Tanzania Publishing House, Dar es Salaam.

Rodney W (1972b) Tanzanian Ujamaa and scientific socialism, African Review, 1(4):61-76.

Rodney W (1973) State formation and class formation in Tanzania, MajiMaji, 11:25-32.

Rodney W (1974) Some implications of the question of disengagement from imperialism, in I Shivji (editor) The Silent Class Struggle, Tanzania Publishing House, Dar es Salaam, 1974.

Rodney W (1975a) The Guinea Coast, in R Gray (editor) The Cambridge History of Africa, Vol. 4:c.1600c.1790, Cambridge University Press, London, 1975.

Rodney W (1975b) Como a Europa subdesenvolveu a Africa, Seara Nova, Lisboa.

Rodney W (1975c) Africa in Europe and the Americas, in R Grey (editor) The Cambridge History of Africa, Volume 4:c.1600—c.1790, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1975.

Rodney W (1976) World War II and the Tanzanian Economy, Africana Research and Studies Center, Monograph Series No. 3, Cornell University, Ithaca.

Rodney W (1979a) (editor) Guyanese Sugar Plantations in the Late Nineteenth Century: A Contemporary Description from the Argosy, Release Publishers, Georgetown, Guyana.

Rodney W (1979b) Slavery and underdevelopment, in M Craton (editor) Roots and Branches: Current Directions in Slave Studies, Pergamon Press, New York, 1979.

Rodney W (1980a) Class contradictions in Tanzania, in H Othman (editor) The State in Tanzania: Who Controls It and Whose Interests Does It Serve, Dar es Salaam University Press, Dar es Salaam, 1980.

Rodney W (1980b) The political economy of colonial Tanganyika 1890 – 1930, in MH Kaniki (editor) Tanzania Under Colonial Rule, Longman, London, 1980.

Rodney W (1980c) A History of the Upper Guinea Coast 1545 to 1800 (reprint), Monthly Review Press, New York.

Rodney W (1980d) Afrika – Die Geschiche einer Unterentwicklung, Verlag Klauss Wagenbach, Berlin.

Rodney W (1980e) Kofi Badau – Out of Africa, Guyana National Lithographic Co., Georgetown.

Rodney W (1981) A History of the Guyanese Working People, 1881 –- 1905, Heinemann Educational Books, London, and John Hopkins University Press, Baltimore.

Rodney W (1982a) How Europe Underdeveloped Africa (second edition), Howard University Press, Washington, DC and Bogle L’Ouverture Publications, London.

Rodney W (1982b) de como Europa subdesarollo a Africa, Editores Siglo XXI de Espana, Madrid.

Rodney W, Tambila K and Saop L (1983) Migrant Labour in Tanzania During the Colonial Period, Institute for Africa-Kunde, Hamburg.

Rodney W (1985) The colonial economy, in A Boahen (editor) Africa Under Colonial Domination 18801935, Heinemann and UNESCO, California, 1985.

Rodney W (1986) Et L’Europe sous deve’loppa l’Afrique: Analyse historique et politique du sous-developpement, Editions Caribe’ennes, Paris.

Rodney W (2011) How Europe Underdeveloped Africa (third edition), Pambazuka Press, Oxford; CODESRIA, Dakar; Black Classic Press, Baltimore; and Walter Rodney Foundation, Atlanta.

Rodney W (2014) The Groundings with My Brothers (second edition), Walter Rodney Press, East Point, GA.



Notes: (i) Many of these references are extracted from the extensive bibliography in Lewis (1998). (ii) Several Walter Rodney’s papers are accessible online at (iii) The website maintains relevant and current material about Walter Rodney.


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