The Scramble for Africa

Uses case histories from Egypt to Zimbabwe to explore the European conquest and partition of Africa, contrasting the Victorian image of Africa with the results of twentieth-century research on the history of the continent.

Author: Muriel Evelyn Chamberlain

Publisher: Seminar Studies in History

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 144

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Uses case histories from Egypt to Zimbabwe to explore the European conquest and partition of Africa, contrasting the Victorian image of Africa with the results of twentieth-century research on the history of the continent.


The Scramble For Africa

The Scramble for Africa is the first full-scale study of that extraordinary episode in history.

Author: Thomas Pakenham

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 0349141932

Category: History

Page: 768

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In 1880 the continent of Africa was largely unexplored by Europeans. Less than thirty years later, only Liberia and Ethiopia remained unconquered by them. The rest - 10 million square miles with 110 million bewildered new subjects - had been carved up by five European powers (and one extraordinary individual) in the name of Commerce, Christianity, 'Civilization' and Conquest. The Scramble for Africa is the first full-scale study of that extraordinary episode in history.

King Leopold s Congo and the Scramble for Africa

This volume is an excellent starting point for anyone interested in the history of colonial rule in Africa." —Jelmer Vos, University of Glasgow

Author: Michael A. Rutz

Publisher: Hackett Publishing

ISBN: 1624666582

Category: History

Page: 136

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"King Leopold of Belgium's exploits up the Congo River in the 1880s were central to the European partitioning of the African continent. The Congo Free State, Leopold's private colony, was a unique political construct that opened the door to the savage exploitation of the Congo's natural and human resources by international corporations. The resulting 'red rubber' scandal—which laid bare a fundamental contradiction between the European propagation of free labor and 'civilization' and colonial governments' acceptance of violence and coercion for productivity's sake—haunted all imperial powers in Africa. Featuring a clever introduction and judicious collection of documents, Michael Rutz's book neatly captures the drama of one king's quest to build an empire in Central Africa—a quest that began in the name of anti-slavery and free trade and ended in the brutal exploitation of human lives. This volume is an excellent starting point for anyone interested in the history of colonial rule in Africa." —Jelmer Vos, University of Glasgow

The Arabs and the Scramble for Africa

This book examines the history of the European Scramble for Africa from the perspective of the Omanis and other Arabs in East Africa.

Author: John C. Wilkinson

Publisher: Equinox

ISBN: 9781781790687

Category: History

Page: 496

View: 469

This book examines the history of the European Scramble for Africa from the perspective of the Omanis and other Arabs in East Africa. It will be of interest not only to African specialists, but also those working on the Middle East, where awareness is now emerging that the history of those settled on the southern peripheries of Arabia has been intimately entwined with Indian Ocean maritime activities since pre-Islamic times. The nineteenth century, however, saw these maritime borderlands being increasingly drawn into a new world economy, one of whose effects was the development of an ivory front in the interior of the continent that, by the 1850s, led the Omanis and Swahili to establish themselves on the Upper Congo. A reconstruction of their history and their interaction with Europeans is a major theme of this book. European colonial rivalries in Africa is not a subject in vogue today, while the Arabs are still largely viewed as invaders and slavers. The fact that the British separated the Sultanates of Muscat and Zanzibar is reflected in European research so that historians have little grasp of the geographic, tribal and religious continuum that persisted between overseas empire and the Omani homeland. Ibadism is regarded as irrelevant to the mainstream of Islamic religious protest whereas, during the lead up to establishing direct colonial rule, its ideology played a significant role; even the final rally against the Belgians in the Congo was conducted in the name of an Imam al-Muslimin. Back home, the fallout from the British massacre that crushed the last Arab attempt to reassert independence in Zanzibar was an important contributory cause towards the re-founding of an Imamate that survived until the mid-1950s.



The Scramble for Africa

The extended plan of the series is designed in response to the changing trends in history examinations at 18 plus, which now demand the study of documentary sources and the testing of historical skills.

Author:

Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education

ISBN: 1349089958

Category:

Page: 144

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The Scramble for Africa

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.

Author: M. E. Chamberlain

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317862554

Category: History

Page: 208

View: 113

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.


Portugal

This is the history of the Portuguese colonisation of east and west Africa - what is now Angola, Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau.

Author: Paul Southern

Publisher: Galago Pub.

ISBN: 9780946995639

Category: Africa, Portuguese-speaking

Page: 256

View: 894

This is the history of the Portuguese colonisation of east and west Africa - what is now Angola, Mozambique and Guinea-Bissau.

The Scramble for Africa

The Scramble Continues : International Symposium Owerri, 23rd-25th September
, 2004 Whelan Research Academy for Religion, Culture, and Society Chukwudi
Anthony Njoku. The Scramble For Africa : Implication For Transport ...

Author: Whelan Research Academy for Religion, Culture, and Society

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Africa

Page: 316

View: 718



Ras Alula and the Scramble for Africa

Ras Alula and the scramble for Africa : a political biography : Ethiopia and Eritrea
1875 - 1897 / Haggai Erlich . p . cm . Rev . ed . of : Ethiopia and Eritrea during the
scramble for Africa . 1982 . Includes bibliographical references and index .

Author: Ḥagai Erlikh

Publisher: Red Sea Press(NJ)

ISBN: 9781569020289

Category: History

Page: 223

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Ras Alula (1847-1897) was one of the Big Men or Telek Saw who played a prominent role in the making of modern Ethiopia. He was famous enough to be lamented by a British historian as, "the greatest leader that Abyssinia has produced since the death of Emperor Theodore in 1868." As remembered by the Ethiopians and reflected in their literature, "the famous and brave Ras Alula" was a great warrior whose valor and military skill contributed greatly to various important victories over Ethiopia's enemies. Both Italians and Ethiopians regarded Alula as the most persistent opponent of Italian involvement in Ethiopian affairs. Professor Haggai Erlich's Ras Alula and the Scramble for Africa: A Political Biography has all the ingredients of personal drama. The life and times of this great Ethiopian political figure of the 19th century in its vicissitudes reflects some of the major issues in his period. The revival of Tigrean hegemony over Ethiopia; the military victories which guaranteed the survival of Ethiopia's independence; the rise of Menilek II and the great national victory near Adwa were all milestones in the Ras's life. Simultaneously, the story of this son of a peasant - his successes and failures, his ambitions and weaknesses, his achievements and mistakes - was an important factor in those developments. This biography makes a significant contribution in the study of an important chapter in the history of Ethiopia and Eritrea through the experience of a person who was not the head of the state. As such, it is also an insignificant analysis of late 19th century Ethiopian sociopolitics.



Scramble for Africa

134 The British sought to cement their influence in the region as part of the
European “ Scramble for Africa , ” in the process declaring Sudan a condominium
to be jointly managed with Egypt , and inaugurating over fifty years of imperial
rule .

Author: Kevin Funk

Publisher: Black Rose Books Ltd.

ISBN: 9781551643229

Category: Political Science

Page: 301

View: 583

Critical commentary on the current humanitarian crisis in Darfur and the US involvement in Sudan.

The Second Scramble for Africa

In the good old days , all Africans lived in villages surrounded by nature , their
domestic animals , and by friends and kinsfolk After this scramble for the African
lands and for the African work force has passed into history , there began the ...

Author: Professors World Peace Academy of Kenya

Publisher: Pwpa Books

ISBN:

Category: History

Page: 417

View: 815

Preface (Munyua Waiyaki) - Introduction (Kenneth R. Gray, Lewis C.A. Rayapen, Ndaywel è Nziem, Kivuto Ndeti) - Pt. 1: Neo-colonialism and dependency: Politics & economics (Gerrishon K. Ikiara, A.M. Adjangba, Joseph M. Kakooza, Edward B. Kakonge); Education (Paul P.W. Achola, E.H.K. Nsubuga, Daniel N. Sifuna); Culture & society (Moses Bopape, Ted Groenewegen, Ruth Mukama, Okoth Okombo, J. Kayolo Kigongo, A.B.T. Byaruhanga-Akiiki) - Pt. 2: Modernization and society: Society, education & values (Kenneth R. Gray, Fanuel K.M. Sumaili, Gerard A. Bennaars, James E. Otiende, Lillian K. Beam); African culture (Jan Knappert, H. Odera Oruka) - Pt. 3: Governance and development: Politics & governance (Martin H.Y. Kaniki, J. Olewe-Nyunya); Economic development (Lawrance A. Adeokun, Syed A.H. Abidi, B. Wanjala Kerre, G. Edward Njock) - Pt. 4: Conclusion (Kivuto Ndeti).

Scramble for Africa

i Prelude to the Scramble AFRICA is in area larger than Asia without Russia and
equal to the U . S . A . , Australia , India and China put together . Yet only a
hundred years ago at the start of the final quarter of the nineteenth century , the ...

Author: Anthony Nutting

Publisher: Constable & Robinson Limited

ISBN:

Category: Africa, Southern

Page: 454

View: 466

"This is the dramatic story of the scramble by the European powers, and in particular England, for power and influence in Africa during the 19th century. Though the author ranges over much of the huge continent, the principal focus of Anthony Nutting's narrative is South Africa, where the struggle was sharpest and the stakes highest." "The Dutch had been in Africa since the late 16th century and the Portuguese, with their missionary settlements, long before. The British did not arrive till the period of the Napoleonic Wars, when the possibility of a hostile French presence at the Cape was not one England could lightly overlook, for Holland had joined France in declaring war against her. On June 11th, 1795, nine English men-of-war anchored in False Bay and landed a small force of redcoats with an order signed by Holland's refugee king, bidding the Dutch garrison to allow them to occupy the Cape. Thus began the long period of British hegemony in South Africa."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

The New Scramble for Africa

China's part in this story has loomed particularly large in recent years, and the American military footprint on the continent has also expanded.

Author: Pádraig Carmody

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1509507116

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 326

View: 554

Once marginalized in the world economy, Africa today is a major global supplier of crucial raw materials like oil, uranium and coltan. China's part in this story has loomed particularly large in recent years, and the American military footprint on the continent has also expanded. But a new scramble for resources, markets and territory is now taking place in Africa involving not just state, but non state-actors, including Islamic fundamentalist and other rebel groups. The second edition of Pádraig Carmody's popular book explores the dynamics of the new scramble for African resources, markets, and territory and the impact of current investment and competition on people, the environment, and political and economic development on the continent. Fully revised and updated throughout, its chapters explore old and new economic power interests in Africa; oil, minerals, timber, biofuels, land, food and fisheries; and the nature and impacts of Asian and South African investment in manufacturing and other sectors. The New Scramble for Africa will be essential reading for students of African studies, international relations and resource politics, as well as anyone interested in current affairs.