The Scramble for Africa

In 1870 barely one tenth of Africa was under European control. By 1914 only about one tenth - Abyssinia (Ethiopia) and Liberia - was not. This book offers a clear and concise account of the 'scramble' or 'race' for Africa, the period of around 20 years during which European powers carved up the continent with little or no consultation of its inhabitants. In her classic overview, M.E. Chamberlain: Contrasts the Victorian image of Africa with what we now know of African civilisation and history Examines in detail case histories from Egypt to Zimbabwe Argues that the history and background of Africa are as important as European politics and diplomacy in understanding the 'scramble' Considers the historiography of the topic, taking into account Marxist and anti-Marxist, financial, economic, political and strategic theories of European imperialism This indispensible introduction, now in a fully updated third edition, provides the most accessible survey of the 'scramble for Africa' currently available. The new edition includes primary source material unpublished elsewhere, new illustrations and additional pedagogical features. It is the perfect starting point for any study of this period in African history.
Author:
M. E. Chamberlain
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In 1870 barely one tenth of Africa was under European control. By 1914 only about one tenth - Abyssinia (Ethiopia) and Liberia - was not. This book offers a clear and concise account of the 'scramble' or 'race' for Africa, the period of around 20 years during which European powers carved up the continent with little or no consultation of its inhabitants. In her classic overview, M.E. Chamberlain: Contrasts the Victorian image of Africa with what we now know of African civilisation and history Examines in detail case histories from Egypt to Zimbabwe Argues that the history and background of Africa are as important as European politics and diplomacy in understanding the 'scramble' Considers the historiography of the topic, taking into account Marxist and anti-Marxist, financial, economic, political and strategic theories of European imperialism This indispensible introduction, now in a fully updated third edition, provides the most accessible survey of the 'scramble for Africa' currently available. The new edition includes primary source material unpublished elsewhere, new illustrations and additional pedagogical features. It is the perfect starting point for any study of this period in African history.

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Author:
M. E. Chamberlain
Publisher:
Longman Publishing Group
Edition:
3rd edition
ISBN:
9781408220146
Series Title:
Seminar Studies in History
Audience:
Academic
Pages:
153
Width (mm):
170
Length (mm):
238
Additional Info:
M.E. CHAMBERLAIN is Professor Emeritus at Swansea University.
Table of Contents:
AcknowledgementsPublisher's acknowledgements ChronologyWho's who GlossaryMaps Part One: The problem1. Introduction2. The African background3. The Victorian image of Africa Part Two: Analysis4. The British occupation of Egypt, 1882 5. West Africa6. East Africa7. South Africa8. Fashoda and the Anglo-French agreements of 1904 Part Three: Assessment9. Conclusion Documents 1 David Livingstone: humanitarian2 Commerce3 Africa as El Dorado4 Darkest Africa: fully developed racism5 Stanley's antipathy6 Suez Canal7 The Egyptian finances: Stephen Cave's Report8 Divided opinions9 Egypt in international diplomacy10 Death of Gordon At Khartoum11 The desire to abandon responsibilities12 The fears of British traders13 The British government's reaction14 The Berlin West Africa conference lays down the 'rules' for the scramble15 The Royal Niger Company16 The Great Depression17 The mixture of economic and strategic arguments18 The 'little Englanders stand on Uganda19 Cecil Rhodes20 The Rudd concession21 The Colonial Office's doubts about the legality of the British South Africa Company's position22 The Fashoda incident23 The Anglo-French agreements of April 190424 J. A. Hobson25 V. I. Lenin26 Lord Cromer27. A modern rejection of traditional explanations of the partition28. Was the whole phenomenon economic after all? Appendix: European colonial background Guide to further reading ReferencesIndex
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