Professor Kenneth P. Vickery, Ph.D.

Professor Kenneth P. Vickery
  • North Carolina State University
  • Yale University
I come to this subject with great affection, born of my own experiences there. I come to it with great enthusiasm because of the fascination that I think the raw materials of African history offer.
Dr. Kenneth P. Vickery is Associate Professor and Director of Undergraduate Advising in the History Department at North Carolina State. University, where he has taught for almost 30 years. He received his B.A. degree with Phi Beta Kappa honors at Duke University and went on to study sub-Saharan African history at Yale University, where he earned his Ph.D. During his tenure at NC State, he has been a visiting professor at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and Meredith College. In 1993, he was awarded a Fulbright fellowship and served as a Fulbright Visiting Associate Professor in the Department of Economic History of the University of Zimbabwe in Harare. Professor Vickery is also an acclaimed author. His book Black and White in Southern Zambia: The Tonga Plateau Economy and British Imperialism, 1890ñ1939 was a finalist for the Herskovits Prize, given annually by the African Studies Association for the outstanding book in African studies. He has published numerous articles and reviews in such publications as Comparative Studies in Society and History, the International Journal of African Historical Studies, the Journal of Southern African Studies, and American Historical Review . An award-winning instructor, Dr. Vickery was inducted into the Academy of Outstanding Teachers at North Carolina State in 1986. In 2005, he was named Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor, the university's highest teaching honor.
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"Professor Vickery is extremely likeable (with a twinkle in his eye), possesses great compassion and has a terrific sense of the irony of history."

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  1. African Experience: From "Lucy" to Mandela

    African Experience: From "Lucy" to Mandela

    Kenneth P. Vickery
    3.9 out of 5
    64% of reviewers would recommend this product
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    Starting at $199.95 Starting at $199.95 $374.95 $199.95$374.95
    The story of Africa is the oldest and most event-filled chronicle of human activity on the planet. This course traces the story of the sub-Saharan region from the earliest evidence of human habitation to the latest challenges facing African nations in the 21st century. Africa’s people, places, languages, and customs will come vividly to life, and you will be able to follow events in present-day Africa in their...
  2. (Set) From Yao to Mao: 5000 Years of Chinese History; History of Russia: From Peter the Great to Gorbachev; & African Experience: From "Lucy" to Mandela  Set

    (Set) From Yao to Mao: 5000 Years of Chinese History; History of Russia: From Peter the Great to Gorbachev; & African Experience: From "Lucy" to Mandela

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Starting at $1,124.85 Starting at $1,124.85 $1,124.85 $1,124.85$1,124.85
    China, Russia, Africa—three vast continents whose breathtaking histories and enduring themes you explore in this three-course set. From Yao to Mao: 5000 Years of Chinese History reveals the truths about one of the most amazing civilizations the world has ever known. A History of Russia: From Peter the Great to Gorbachev is your chance to explore the last 300 years of Russian history through the eyes of its...
  3. (Set) African Experience: From "Lucy" to Mandela & Europe and Western Civilization in the Modern Age  Set on sale

    (Set) African Experience: From "Lucy" to Mandela & Europe and Western Civilization in the Modern Age

    Taught By Multiple Professors
    Save up to $770.00 Starting at $61.90 $894.90 $61.90$894.90