Authoritative account of 400 years of West African history by a leading scholar.
Table of Contents
Preface; Part I. Senegambia from the Fifteenth to the Seventeenth Century: A Haven for Incoming Populations, A Station for Migrants on the Move: 1. Senegambia in the 15th and 16th centuries: dependence on the Sudan and the Sahara; 2. Social dynamics in Senegambia; 3. The Atlantic trading system and the reformation of Senegambian states from the 15th to the 17th century; 4. The partition of the Senegambian coast in the 17th century; Part II. Senegambia in the Eighteenth Century: the Slave Trade, Ceddo Regimes and Muslim Revolutions: 5. The slave trade in the 18th century; 6. The strengthening of Ceddo regimes in the 18th Century; 7. Muslim revolutions in the 18th century; 8. The impact of the slave trade: economic regression and social strife; Part III. Senegambia in the first half of the Nineteenth Century: 9. The crisis of the trans-Atlantic trading system and the triumph of legitimate trade in the first half of the 19th century; 10. Popular rebellions and political and social crises in Futa Jallon; 11. Futa Jallon expansion into the Southern Rivers region; 12. The colony of Senegal and political and social crises in Northern Senegambia; 13. Defeat of the holy warriors in Northern Senegambia; Part IV. Senegambia in the Second Half of the Nineteenth Century: Colonial Conquest and Resistance Movements: 14. Colonial imperialism and European rivalries in Senegambia; 15. Last-Ditch Resistance Movements of Legitimist Rulers in Northern Senegambia; 16. The conquest of the Southern Rivers Region; 17. The balancing act of the Alamis of Timbo in their attempts to cope with centrifugal forces; 18. Bokar Biro and the conquest of Futa Jallon; Conclusion.
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