Historical Problems of Imperial Africa / Edition 1

Historical Problems of Imperial Africa / Edition 1

by Robert O. Collins
     
 

ISBN-10: 1558764313

ISBN-13: 9781558764316

Pub. Date: 01/28/2007

Publisher: Wiener, Markus Publishers, Incorporated

The book is designed to inform, engage its readers, and stimulate discussions. Robert O. Collins and his collaborators have included authoritative statements and analysis by renowned scholars. A distinctive characteristic of the anthology is the range of interpretations of classic and recent research. This book offers a full spectrum of emotionally charged theories.…  See more details below

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The book is designed to inform, engage its readers, and stimulate discussions. Robert O. Collins and his collaborators have included authoritative statements and analysis by renowned scholars. A distinctive characteristic of the anthology is the range of interpretations of classic and recent research. This book offers a full spectrum of emotionally charged theories. Each section presents a set of conflicting arguments to show the state of debates on these highly controversial issues. Extensive commentary by the editors leads the reader through this treasury of theories and dramatically highlights the development of the field. The themes comprise the Partition of Africa, Colonial Rule in Africa, Collaboration or Resistence to European Rule, Educating the African, Forging a National Identity, and Exploitation or Development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781558764316
Publisher:
Wiener, Markus Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date:
01/28/2007
Edition description:
Updated and Expanded
Pages:
318
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Introduction1
Problem IThe Partition of Africa7
Robinson and Gallagher: Egypt and the Partition of Africa12
Stengers: King Leopold, Savorgnan de Brazza, and the Beginning of the Scramble for Africa17
Newbury and Kanya-Fostner: The French Policy and the Scramble for Africa24
Taylor: Germany's First Bid for African Colonies29
Turner: Bismarck Changes his Mind33
Robinson and Gallagher: Britain's Nilotic Imperative36
Sanderson: French Policy on the Upper Nile41
Robinson and Gallagher: The Meaning of Fashoda47
Hopkins: Africa and the Victorians: The Method and the Argument49
Problem IICollaboration or Resistance to European Rule57
Robinson and Gallagher: Romantic Reactionaries Versus Sophisticated Collaborators61
Oliver and Fage: The Futility of Resistance: The Success of Collaboration63
Hargreaves: African Reaction to the Imposition of Colonial Rule in West Africa64
Ranger: African Reaction to the Imposition of Colonial Rule in East and Central Africa74
Hopkins: Resistance, Collaboration, and the Transformation in the Terms of Trade88
Steinhart: Conflict and Collaboration94
Problem IIIColonial Rule in Africa101
Lugard: Principles of Native Administration105
Lugard: Methods of Native Administration: Political Officers and Native Rulers121
Low and Pratt: British Colonial Policy and Tribal Rulers130
Lewis: One Hundred Million Frenchmen: The Assimilation Theory in French Colonial Policy140
Betts: Association in French Colonial Theory154
Deschamps: Association and Indirect Rule165
Crowder: Indirect Rule - French and British Style179
Problem IVEducating the African189
Macmichael: Education and Its Results193
Jones: Education in Africa195
Hailey: An African Survey200
Wilson: Problems in Applying the Phelps-Stokes Report205
Rodney: Education for Underdevelopment209
Moumouni: Education in Africa214
Chanaiwa: Colonial Education in Southern Africa217
Problem VForging a National Identity225
Ranger: Early Nationalism in East and Central Africa227
Hiffe: The Maji Maji Rebellion236
Kilson: Nationalism in Sierra Leone243
Lonsdale: Some Origins of Nationalism in East Africa250
Louis and Robinson: The United States, European Disengagement, and African Nationalism258
Problem VIExploitation or Development267
Gann and Guignan: The Burden of Empire271
Fieldhouse: The Myth of Economic Exploitation280
Crowder: The Economic Impact of Colonial Rule in West Africa287
Rodney: How Europe Underdeveloped Africa294
Onimode: Imperialism and Underdevelopment in Nigeria303
Boahen: The Colonial Impact309
Acknowledgments318

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