Richard A. Bradshaw (Centre College, Danville, Kentucky)
Submitted: Sat, June 14, 2008
Richard A. Bradshaw
Associate Professor of History
850 Shadeland Drive
Danville, Kentucky 40422-1394 USA
phone: 859-238-5200 (Centre College switchboard)
Fields of Study:
Central African Republic (CAR) and Cameroon, the Suma language and culture
(a dialect of Gbaya in the CAR and Cameroon), ethnobotany and cultures in
the CAR, child labor and health in the CAR and Cameroon, African
life-history, African-Japanese relations during the colonial era in
Africa, military labor/military manpower (including mercenaries, slave
soldiers, and conscripts) in African and world history.
Historical Dictionary of the Central African Republic. 4th ed. Lanham, MD:
The Scarecrow Press, forthcoming, 2010. With Juan Fandos-Rius.
History of the Central African Republic. Westport, Ct. & London: Greenwood
Press (Series: Greenwood Histories of Modern Nations), forthcoming 2009.
"Children in the Central African Republic," In Laura Arntson, ed.
Greenwood Encyclopedia of Children.s Issues. London & Westport, CT:
Greenwood Press: February 2008. Co-author Juan Fandos-Ruis.
"Children in Cameroon," In Laura Arntson, ed. Greenwood Encyclopedia of
Children's Issues. London & Westport, CT: Greenwood Press: February 2008.
Co-author Ibrahim Ndzesop.
"African Armies and Warfare, 1750-1914," In James H. Overfield, ed. World
History Encyclopedia, Volume 15: Age of Revolutions. Santa Barbara, CA:
ABC-Clio, 2008. Co-author Ibrahim Ndzesop.
"Central African Republic," Africa South of the Sahara 2008. Co-author
"Central African Republic," Africa South of the Sahara 2007. Co-author
"Mercenaries: 1750-2000." In Peter Sterns, ed. Encyclopedia of Modern
World History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2007.
"African and Japanese mercenaries in Southern China and Southeast Asia, c.
1550-1650," Kokujin Kenkyu [Black Studies] (Kyoto) 76 (April 2007).
"Boganda, Barthlemy [Central African Republic]," In Kevin Shillington, ed.
Encyclopedia of African History. London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2005.
"Gbaya, Banda, Zande [Central African Republic]," In Kevin Shillington,
ed. Encyclopedia of African History. London: Fitzroy Dearborn, 2005.
"Nihon to Shokuminchi Afurika: Igirusu Teikokushugi o Megutte" [Japan and
Colonial Africa: A Focus on British Imperialism]. In Kokujin Kenky. no Kai
[Japan Black Studies Association], ed. Kokujin Kenky. no Sekai [The World
of Black Studies], Tokyo: Seijishobo, June, 2004, pp. 55-95.
"Central African Republic," In Dickson Eyoh and Paul Tiyambe Zeleza, eds.
Encyclopedia of Twentieth-Century African History. London: Routledge,
"Bangui in the Central African Republic," In Melvin and Carol Ember, eds.
Encyclopedia of Urban Cultures: Volume 1. Scholastic/Grolier, 2002. (Yale
University Human Relations Area Files, Inc.)
"Japan and British Colonialism in Africa," In Barry Ward, ed.
Rediscovering the British Empire. Krieger Publishers, 2001. Introduction
by Wm. Roger Louis, President of the American Historical Association.
Review of "Dark Age: The Political Odyssey of Emperor Bokassa," by Brain
Titley. International Journal of African Historical Studies 31, 1 (1999).
"Ending a Central African Mutiny," Christian Science Monitor, 11 January
"Japan and European Colonialism in Africa: A Review of the Literature," In
Merrick Posnansky & Yoshida Masao, eds., Reports of the Japanese-American
Workshop for Cooperation in Africa. Los Angeles: University of California,
"Japan and Africa: An Historical Overview," Swords and Ploughshares
[Bulletin of the Arms Control, Disarmament & International Security
(ACDIS) Program of University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign], Summer,
"The Distribution of Dictylostelids in Disturbed and Undisturbed Soils of
the Central African Republic," Biotropica 25, 2 (1993). Co-authors R. J.
Cavender, T. Damio, and P. Regner.
"The Suma and their Sorghum: Ethnology and Economics," In Peter Goldblatt
and Porter P. Lowry II, eds. Modern Systematics in African Botany. Kansas
City: Allen Press, 1988, pp. 323-29.
Online Bibliography and Historical Dictionary of the Central African
Republic. Co-editor/author Juan-Fando Ruis.
Key words: Central African Republic: life history, French colonial
history, Barthelemy Boganda, ethnobotany, languages (Sango, Suma, Gbaya);