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The Scramble for Africa / Edition 1

The Scramble for Africa / Edition 1

by Muriel Evelyn Chamberlain, M. E. Chamberlain


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780582352049
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
Publication date: 01/28/1974
Series: Seminar Studies in History Series
Edition description: Older Edition
Pages: 163
Product dimensions: 5.10(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

M.E. CHAMBERLAIN is Professor Emeritus at Swansea University.

Table of Contents


Publisher’s acknowledgements


Who’s who



Part One: The problem

1. Introduction

2. The African background

3. The Victorian image of Africa

Part Two: Analysis

4. The British occupation of Egypt, 1882

5. West Africa

6. East Africa

7. South Africa

8. Fashoda and the Anglo-French agreements of 1904

Part Three: Assessment

9. Conclusion


1 David Livingstone: humanitarian

2 Commerce

3 Africa as El Dorado

4 Darkest Africa: fully developed racism

5 Stanley’s antipathy

6 Suez Canal

7 The Egyptian finances: Stephen Cave’s Report

8 Divided opinions

9 Egypt in international diplomacy

10 Death of Gordon At Khartoum

11 The desire to abandon responsibilities

12 The fears of British traders

13 The British government’s reaction

14 The Berlin West Africa conference lays down the ‘rules’ for the scramble

15 The Royal Niger Company

16 The Great Depression

17 The mixture of economic and strategic arguments

18 The ‘little Englanders’’ stand on Uganda

19 Cecil Rhodes

20 The Rudd concession

21 The Colonial Office’s doubts about the legality of the British South Africa Company’s position

22 The Fashoda incident

23 The Anglo-French agreements of April 1904

24 J. A. Hobson

25 V. I. Lenin

26 Lord Cromer

27. A modern rejection of traditional explanations of the partition

28. Was the whole phenomenon economic after all?

Appendix: European colonial background

Guide to further reading



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