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Ethiopia and the Origin of Civilization

By: John Jackson
Narrated by: Troy W. Hudson
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Summary

"Ethiopia and the Origin of Civilization" by John G. Jackson is a seminal work that challenges traditional Eurocentric perspectives on the origins of civilization. Originally published in 1939, Jackson's book seeks to highlight the significant contributions of African civilizations, particularly Ethiopia, to the development of human culture and civilization.

Through meticulous research and historical analysis, Jackson addresses the historical misrepresentations and biases that have marginalized the achievements of African societies. The title underscores the importance of Ethiopia, delving into its ancient history, kingdoms, and cultural accomplishments. Jackson explores various aspects of African history, including contributions to science, mathematics, and the early foundations of civilization.

The book serves as a powerful critique of prevailing Western-centric views and encourages readers to reconsider their understanding of Africa's historical role. Jackson's work is part of a broader movement that advocates for a more inclusive and accurate portrayal of African history. While it has been both praised for its groundbreaking efforts and criticized for its polemical style, "Ethiopia and the Origin of Civilization" remains a significant text that challenges listeners to reevaluate and appreciate the rich historical heritage of African civilizations.

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