General History of Africa volume 7 [pbk abridged]
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384 Pages

21 x 14.8 cm

Series: Unesco General History of Africa

Imprint: James Currey

General History of Africa volume 7 [pbk abridged]

Africa under Colonial Domination 1880-1935

Edited by A. Adu Boahen

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SPECIAL COMMENDATION in Africa's 100 Best Books of the Twentieth Century. The series is illustrated throughout with maps and black and white photographs.
Volume 7 examines the period of partition, conquest and occupation from the beginnings of the 'European Scramble for Africa' to the Italian fascist invasion of Ethiopia in 1935. Throughout the volume the focus is on the responsesof Africans themselves to the challenge of colonialism.
A general overview is followed by more detailed regional analyses. Chapters 13 to 21 concern the impact of economic and social aspects of colonial systems in Africa from1919 to 1935; the operation of colonial economies; the emergence of new social structures and demographic patterns; and the role of religion and the arts in Africa during the colonial period.
The final section traces the growth of anti-colonial movements, the strengthening of African political nationalism and the interaction between black Africa and blacks of the New World. Liberia and Ethiopia are discussed in special chapters.

The seriesis co-published in Africa with seven publishers, in the United States and Canada by the University of California Press, and in association with the UNESCO Press.
"Reviews of the Series:" .
"... a real contribution to scholarship. -" Roland Oliver, the TLS
"The General History of Africa was launched in 1970, when an International Scientific Committee of 39 scholars was formed to oversee the writing and publication of a complete survey of the African past, from pre-history to the present. The laudable aim of the project was to break free from the straightjacket of Eurocentrism, and to provide a history that reflected a range of African views without imposing any set historical interpretation. -" David M. Anderson, INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS

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31/05/1990

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Title Details

384 Pages

2.1 x 1.48 cm

Series: Unesco General History of Africa

Imprint: James Currey