Historical Problems of Imperial Africa / Edition 1

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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.
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Revision of the respected original of 1970--which bore the title Problems in the History of Colonial Africa, 1860-1960. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781558764316
  • Publisher: Wiener, Markus Publishers, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 1/28/2007
  • Edition description: Updated and Expanded
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 318
  • Product dimensions: 5.90 (w) x 8.70 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 1
Problem I The Partition of Africa 7
Robinson and Gallagher: Egypt and the Partition of Africa 12
Stengers: King Leopold, Savorgnan de Brazza, and the Beginning of the Scramble for Africa 17
Newbury and Kanya-Fostner: The French Policy and the Scramble for Africa 24
Taylor: Germany's First Bid for African Colonies 29
Turner: Bismarck Changes his Mind 33
Robinson and Gallagher: Britain's Nilotic Imperative 36
Sanderson: French Policy on the Upper Nile 41
Robinson and Gallagher: The Meaning of Fashoda 47
Hopkins: Africa and the Victorians: The Method and the Argument 49
Problem II Collaboration or Resistance to European Rule 57
Robinson and Gallagher: Romantic Reactionaries Versus Sophisticated Collaborators 61
Oliver and Fage: The Futility of Resistance: The Success of Collaboration 63
Hargreaves: African Reaction to the Imposition of Colonial Rule in West Africa 64
Ranger: African Reaction to the Imposition of Colonial Rule in East and Central Africa 74
Hopkins: Resistance, Collaboration, and the Transformation in the Terms of Trade 88
Steinhart: Conflict and Collaboration 94
Problem III Colonial Rule in Africa 101
Lugard: Principles of Native Administration 105
Lugard: Methods of Native Administration: Political Officers and Native Rulers 121
Low and Pratt: British Colonial Policy and Tribal Rulers 130
Lewis: One Hundred Million Frenchmen: The Assimilation Theory in French Colonial Policy 140
Betts: Association in French Colonial Theory 154
Deschamps: Association and Indirect Rule 165
Crowder: Indirect Rule - French and British Style 179
Problem IV Educating the African 189
Macmichael: Education and Its Results 193
Jones: Education in Africa 195
Hailey: An African Survey 200
Wilson: Problems in Applying the Phelps-Stokes Report 205
Rodney: Education for Underdevelopment 209
Moumouni: Education in Africa 214
Chanaiwa: Colonial Education in Southern Africa 217
Problem V Forging a National Identity 225
Ranger: Early Nationalism in East and Central Africa 227
Hiffe: The Maji Maji Rebellion 236
Kilson: Nationalism in Sierra Leone 243
Lonsdale: Some Origins of Nationalism in East Africa 250
Louis and Robinson: The United States, European Disengagement, and African Nationalism 258
Problem VI Exploitation or Development 267
Gann and Guignan: The Burden of Empire 271
Fieldhouse: The Myth of Economic Exploitation 280
Crowder: The Economic Impact of Colonial Rule in West Africa 287
Rodney: How Europe Underdeveloped Africa 294
Onimode: Imperialism and Underdevelopment in Nigeria 303
Boahen: The Colonial Impact 309
Acknowledgments 318
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