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Larry W. Yarak

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Associate Professor Emeritus
Areas of Speciality
  • Africa
  • Comparative History of Slavery
  • World
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Research Interests

I’m a historian of Africa. My research focuses on the Akan peoples of nineteenth-century Ghana (or, as it was known then, the Gold Coast). I am the founding editor of Ghana Studies, the journal of the Ghana Studies Council.

Here at Texas A&M I usually offer two courses surveying African history and a course on South Africa every year, and occasionally a course on World History since 1500, a seminar on Slavery in World History, or some other topic that I feel would interest students. For additional information, click on the personal home page link above.