John D. Hargreaves

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John Desmond Hargreaves was the Burnett-Fletcher Professor of History at the University of Aberdeen. He is noted for his work on the history of Africa; its colonisation and de-colonistation. His career at Aberdeen began in 1954 when he was appointed as a lecturer in History, in 1962 he was given his chair, he went part-time in 1982 and retired in 1985.[1]

A festschirft was produced in his honour.[2]

He died on 14 February 2015 at the age of 91.[3]

Selected Publications[edit]

  • Hargreaves, John D (1967) West Africa: the former French states, Englewood Cliffs, N.J., Prentice-Hall


  • Bridges, Roy (1999) Imperialism, Decolonization and Africa: Studies Presented to John Hargreaves (Cambridge Imperial and Post-Colonial Studies Series) Basingstoke : Macmillan[4]


  1. ^ Bridges, Roy (1997) John D. Hargreaves : an academic memoir and bibliography, Dept. of History
  2. ^ Bridges, Roy (1999) Imperialism, decolonization, and Africa : studies presented to John Hargreaves: with an academic memoir and bibliography
  3. ^ John Hargreaves obituary
  4. ^ Canning, Paul M. (2001) Review of Imperialism, Decolonization, and Africa: Studies Presented to John Hargreaves: With an Academic Memoir and Bibliography by Roy Bridges, The International History Review Vol. 23, No. 2 Jun., pp. 430-432