Prof. Yekutiel Gershoni Late

Emeritus in Department of Middle Eastern and African History
חוג להיסטוריה של המזרח התיכון ואפריקה אמריטוס
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Publications

Books

1.     Black Colonialism: The Americo-Liberian Scramble for the Hinterland, Westview Press, Boulder, Colorado; and the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace, Hebrew University, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem, 1985.

2.     Africans on African-Americans: The Creation and Uses of an African-American Myth, New York and London: New York University Press and Macmillan, 1997.

3.     Yekutiel Gershoni, Nehemia Levtzion, The Emergence of the New African States, Unit 1: Introduction to the History of Africa, Tel Aviv: The Open University of Israel, 2003 (in Hebrew).

יקותיאל גרשוני, נחמיה לבציון, צמיחת המדינות החדשות באפריקה, יחידה מספר 1: מבוא להיסטוריה של אפריקה, תל אביב: האוניברסיטה הפתוחה של ישראל, 2003.

 

Articles

 

  1. “Liberia's Unification Policy and Decolonization in Africa: A Parallel Process,” Asian and African Studies, Vol. 16, No. 2, July 1982, pp. 239-260.
  2. “The Paradox of Church-State Relations in Liberia 1847-1930,” Liberian Studies Journal, Vol. 10, No. 1, 1982-1983, pp. 67-82.
  3. “An Historical Examination of Liberia's Economic Policies before Tubman 1900-1944,” Liberian Studies Journal, Vol. 11, No. 2, 1986, pp. 20-34.
  4. “The Drawing of Liberian Boundaries in the Nineteenth Century: Treaties with African Chiefs Versus Effective Occupation,” The International Journal of African Historical Studies, Vol. 20, No. 2, 1987, pp. 293-307.
  5. “Liberia and Israel: The Evolution of a Relationship,” Liberian Studies Journal, Vol. 14, No. 1, 1989, pp. 34-50.
  6. “The Formation of Liberian Boundaries; Part I: Agreements,” Liberian Studies Journal, Vol. 17, No. 1, 1992, pp. 25-45.
  7. “The Formation of Liberian Boundaries; Part II: The Demarcation Process,” Liberian Studies Journal, Vol. 17, No. 2, 1992, pp. 177-202.
  8.  “The United States and Africa – The Fundamentals of a One-Dimensional Policy,” Asian and African Studies, Vol. 26, No. 2, July 1992, pp. 119-132.
  9. “From ECOWAS to ECOMOG: The Liberian Crisis and the Struggle for Political Hegemony in West Africa,” Liberian Studies Journal, Vol. 18, No. 1, 1993, pp. 21-43.
  10.  “From Military Coups to Civil Wars,” Psipas, No. 6, Open University, 1996, pp. 27-34 (in Hebrew).

"מהפיכות צבאיות למלחמות אזרחים," פסיפס, מספר 6, אוניברסיטה פתוחה, 1996, עמודים. 27-34.

  1. “History Repeated: The Liberia-Sierra Leone Border, 1905-1991,” Liberian Studies Journal, Vol. 21, No. 1, 1996, pp. 33-49.
  2. “The Changing Pattern of Military Takeovers in Sub-Saharan Africa,” Armed Forces and Society, Vol. 23, No. 2, Winter 1996, pp. 235-248.
  3. “Ideas and Politics in Sesquicentennial Liberia,” Liberian Studies Journal, Special Anniversary Issue Commemorating Liberia’s Sesquicentennial, 150 Years, as a Nation State, Vol. 22, No. 1, 1997, pp. 30-36.
  4. “Military and Diplomatic Strategies in the Liberian Civil War,” Liberian Studies Journal, Vol. 22, No. 2, 1997, pp. 199-239.
  5. “War Without End and an End to War: The Prolonged Wars in Liberia and Sierra Leone,” African Studies Review, Vol. 40, No. 3, December 1997, pp. 55-76.
  6. “Liberia and Sierra Leone, 1990-1996 – Anatomy of Civil Wars,” Africa – Islam, Christianity and Judaism; Anthology in Honor of Professor Nehemia Levzion’s 60th Birthday. Eds. Aharon Layish and others, Jerusalem: Magnes Publication, 1999. pp. 105-117 (in Hebrew).

"ליבריה וסיירה לאון, 1990-1996- אנטומיה של מלחמת אזרחים," אפריקה – אסלאם, נצרות ויהדות; קובץ מאמרים לכבוד יום הולדתו ה 60 של פרופסור נחמיה לבציון. עורכים. אהרן ליש ואחרים, ירושלים:  הוצאת מאגנס, 1999. עמודים. 105-117.

  1. “Minority Rule and Political Trade-In,” Liberian Studies Journal, Vol. 27, No. 1, 2001, pp. 63-81.
  2.  “Common Goals, Different Ways: The UNIA and the NCBWA in West Africa,” Journal of Third World Studies, Vol. 22, No. 2, Fall 2001, pp. 171-185.
  3.  “Black Brothers, Black Adversaries – Black Immigrants and Africans in Liberia,” Historia, Journal of the Historical Society of Israel, No. 9, February 2002, pp. 117-137 (in Hebrew).

"אחים שחורים, יריבים שחורים – מהגרים שחורים ואפריקאים בליבריה", היסטוריה, כתב העת של החברה ההיסטורית הישראלית, מספר 9, פברואר 2002, עמודים 117-137. 

 

  1. "The First Republic in Liberia: The Evolution of a Single Society State." Liberian Studies Journal, special issue Vol. 28, No. 2, Vol. 29, No. 1, 2003-2004, pp.65-73.
  2. "Liberia 1980-85: Derailing the Democratization Process." The Harry S. Truman Research Institute for The Advancement of Peace  No. 30, A Gitelson Peace Publications, October 2004,  pp.1-25

 

  1.  “The Fante Confederation and the Grebo Reunited Confederation: A Political History of West African Confederations in the Nineteenth Century.” Liberian Studies Journal, Vol. 29, No. 2, 2004, pp.16 – 32.
  2.  “Civil Society, Politicians and Coercion in an Election Campaign; the Case of Liberia, 1984-85.” In Liberian Studies Journal, Vol. 32, No.2, 2007, pp2 -16.
  3. "Christian and Muslims in 19th Century Liberia; from Ideological Antagonism to Practical Toleration", Canadian Journal for African Studies, Vol. 42, No. 2-3, 2008, pp. 409-422.
  4. "A Bumpy Ride: The Liberian Military Regime's Acceptance in Africa," Liberian Studies Journal, Vol. 34, No. 2, 2009, pp. 35-58.

 

Chapters in Books

 

 

1.“The Search for a National Symbol in a Military Regime: The Case of Liberia.” Civil Military Relations, Nation Building, and National Identity: Comparative Perspectives. Eds. Constantine P. Danopoulos, Dhirendra K. Vajpeyi and Amir Bar-Or. Connecticut: Greenwood Press. 2004.  pp. 199-214.

 

2."The Grebo Confederation 1873-1876: An Episode in African Resistance to Foreign Rule."  Religious Conversion, Sufism, Renaissance and Reform in Islam, a Book in Honor of Professor Nehemia Levtzion. Eds. Aharon Layish and others, The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute/Hakibbutz Hameuchad Publishing, Tel Aviv, 2012 (in Hebrew).

 

"הקונפדרציה של הגרבו 1876-1873: אפיזודה ללא המשך במסכת ההתנגדויות האפריקאיות לשלטון זר." המרת דת, צופיות, תחייה ורפורמה באסלאם, קובץ מאמרים לזכרו של נחמיה לבציון. עורכים, אהרון ליש ואחרים, מכון ון ליר בירושלים/הוצאת הקיבוץ המאוחד, תל אביב, 2012

 

Papers Presented at Scientific Meetings Published in Proceedings

  1. “Cultural Nationalism and Providential Design: The Search for African Identity in Late Nineteenth Century West Africa,” African Studies Association, Collections of Papers, 1993.
  2. “Diseases, Image and Race Discrimination in Africa at the Turn of the Nineteenth Century,” African Studies Association, Collections of Papers, 1994.
  3. “Nationalist Rhetoric, Conservative Action: The United Negro Improvement Association in West Africa in the Early 1920’s,” African Studies Association, Collections of Papers, 1995.
  4. “The Creation of a Providential Design Myth in West Africa,” More than Cool Reason: Black Responses to Enslavement, Exile, and Resettlement, Collections of Papers, University of Haifa, Israel, 1998.
  5. “Traditional Muslim Communities in West Africa; a Barrier or Partner to Radical Islam?” Armed Forces and Society: New Challenges and Environments. Armed Forces and Society Triennial Conference, Universidad Autónoma de Chile. Santiagio: Instituto Geográfico Militar. 2008, pp. 181-184.
  6. “Inclusion followed by Seclusion: Black Settlers, Africans, and the Idea of 'The redemption of Africa,'” Zmanim: A Historical Quarterly, No. 107, Summer 2009, University of Tel Aviv School of History, pp. 50-61.

"פתיחות שאחריתה הסתגרות: מהגרים שחורים, אפריקנים ורעיון תחייתה של אפריקה," זמנים: קובץ מיוחד: מאתיים שנה לאיסור על הסחר בעבדים, מספר 107, קיץ 2009, בית הספר להיסטוריה אוניברסיטת תל-אביב, עמ' 50-61.

  1. Yekutiel Gershoni, "Taylor's Rebellion: Explanation of an Unlikely Success," Liberian Studies Association 44th Annual Conference, procedure, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, U.S.A, March 2012.
  2. Yekutiel Gershoni "From Unknown to Uncertain:The Efforts to Rebuild Liberia" The 22nd World Congress of Political Science, International Political Science Association, Universidad Complutense de Madrid’s Moncloa Campus, July 2012
    1. Yekutiel Gershoni and Naomi Chazan, Eds., “African International Politics, 1960 – 1990, A Retrospective Assessment,” Special Volume, Asian and African Studies Journal of the Israel Oriental Society, Vol. 26, No. 2, July 1992.
    2. Yekutiel Gershoni, Ella Keren, guest Eds. Miriam Eliav-Feldom, chief Ed., Zmanim: Special Issue: Bicentenary of the Abolition of the Slave Trade, No. 107, Summer 2009, University of Tel Aviv School of History.

Editing

יקותיאל גרשוני, אלה קרן, עורכים אורחים. מירי אליאב-פלדון, עורכת ראשית. זמנים: קובץ מיוחד: מאתיים שנה לאיסור על הסחר בעבדים, מספר 107, קיץ 2009, בית הספר להיסטוריה אוניברסיטת תל-אביב.

  1. Yekutiel Gershoni, Aharon Layish, and others, Eds., Religious Conversion, Sufism, Renaissance and Reform in Islam, a Book in Memory of Professor Nehemia Levtzion. The Van Leer Jerusalem Institute/Hakibbutz Hameuchad Publishing House, Tel Aviv, 2012 (in Hebrew).

יקותיאל גרשוני, אהרן ליש, ואחרים, עורכים., המרת דת, צופיות, תחייה ורפורמה באסלאם, קובץ מאמרים לזכרו של נחמיה לבציון. מכון ון ליר בירושלים/הוצאת הקיבוץ המאוחד, תל אביב, 2012.

Other Publications:

  1. Donald Spivey, The Politics of Miseducation, The Booker Washington Institute of Liberia 1929-1984, reviewed for The Canadian Journal of African Studies, Vol. 22, No. 1, 1988, pp. 180-181.
  2. Amos J. Beyan, The American Colonization Society and the Creation of the Liberian State: A Historical Perspective, 1822-1900, reviewed for The International Journal of African Historical Studies, Vol. 26, No. 2, 1993, pp. 413-414.
  3. Amos Sawyer, The Emergence of Autocracy in Liberia: Tragedy and Challenge, reviewed for The Journal of Modern African Studies, Vol. 31, No. 3, 1993, pp. 518-520.
  4. S. Augustu P. Horton, Liberia's Underdevelopment – In Spite of the Struggle: A Personal Analysis of the Underlying Reasons for Liberia's Underdevelopment, reviewed for The International Journal of African Historical Studies, Vol. 28, No. 2, 1995, pp. 385‑387.
  5. Kwadwo O. Pobi-Asamani, W. E. B. Du Bois: His Contributions to Pan-Africanism, reviewed for Journal of Third World Studies, Vol. XII, No. 2, Fall 1995, pp. 440-443.
  6. Syrulwa L. Somah, Historical Settlement of Liberia and its Environmental Impact, reviewed for The International Journal of African Historical Studies, Vol. 30, No. 1, 1997, pp. 176‑178.
  7. Antonio McDaniel, Swing Low, Sweet Chariot: The Mortality Cost of Colonizing Liberia in the Nineteenth Century, reviewed for African Studies Review, Vol. 40, No. 1, April 1997, pp. 165‑166.
  8. “Extracting the Ability from the Disability,” Shikumada, The Israel Association of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, No. 15, September 2000, pp. 22-24.
  9. “The Military Ruler and Multiparty Elections: The Case of Liberia,” Globalization of Civil-Military Relations: Democratization, Reform and Security, Collections of Papers, Enciclopedica Publishing House, Bucharest, 2002.

 

  1. "The Civil Wars in Liberia and Sierra Leone" Female ex-child combatants in Sierra Leone: Woman See Lot of Things, A project by Meira Asher, Bodylab Foundation, PO Box 804, 2501 CV, The Hague, The Netherlands, 2004, pp. 18-25.

 

  1. Amos Jones Beyan, African American Settlements in West Africa: John Brown Russwurn and the American Civilizing Efforts, New York : Palgrave Mcmillan, 2005, reviewed for Palgrave Mcmillan.

 

  1. “Traditional Muslim Communities in West Africa; a Barrier or Partner to Radical Islam?” Armed Forces and Society: New Challenges and Environments. Armed Forces and Society Triennial Conference, Universidad Autónoma de Chile. Santiagio: Instituto Geográfico Militar. 2008.

 

  1. D. Elwood Dunn, Liberia and the United States during the Cold War: Limits of Reciprocity, reviewed in The Canadian Journal of African Studies, Vol. 45, No. 1, 2011, pp. 143-144.

 

Awards

1972      Scholarship from B'nai B'rith, Tel Aviv Lodge.

1974      Scholarship from Tel Aviv University.

1978      Research Scholarship from the Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace, Hebrew University, Mount Scopus, Jerusalem.

1982      Allan Bronfman Award for Outstanding Ph.D. Thesis.

1998      Research grant from Peretz and Tova Weisbert Foundation by B'nai B'rith, Bat Yam

1998      Africans on African-Americans: The Creation and Uses of an African-American Myth, New York and London: New York University Press and Macmillan, 1997. Chosen to be included in the Choice Outstanding Academic Book list for 1998. Choice Magazine, January 1999.

2006      Israel-Africa Chamber of Commerce Board, Tel Aviv, Honorary Membership

2010     Doctor Philosophiare Honoris Causa awarded by Ben Gurion University of the Negev.  

 

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