By Barbara Harlow,Mia Carter
While targeting the growth of the British Empire, The Scramble for Africa illuminates the serious nineteenth-century contest between ecu international locations over Africa’s land, humans, and assets. Highlighting the 1885 Berlin convention within which Britain, France, Germany, Portugal, and Italy partitioned Africa between themselves, this assortment follows British conflicts with different international locations over varied areas in addition to its eventual problem to Leopold of Belgium’s rule of the Congo. The experiences, speeches, treatises, proclamations, letters, and cartoons assembled the following comprise works by way of Henry M. Stanley, David Livingstone, Joseph Conrad, G. W. F. Hegel, Winston Churchill, Charles Darwin, and Arthur Conan Doyle. a couple of items spotlight the proliferation of businesses chartered to pursue Africa’s gold, diamonds, and oil—particularly Cecil J. Rhodes’s British South Africa corporation and Frederick Lugard’s Royal Niger corporation. different records describe debacles at the continent—such because the defeat of common Gordon in Khartoum and the Anglo-Boer War—and the feedback of imperial maneuvers by way of proto-human rights activists together with George Washington Williams, Mark Twain, Olive Schreiner, and E.D. Morel.
Read or Download Archives of Empire: Volume 2. The Scramble for Africa (Archives of empire ;) PDF
Similar african history books
An in depth tale of the 1st air battles over Africa.
Hollywood’s Africa after 1994 investigates Hollywood’s colonial movie legacy within the postapartheid period, and contemplates what has replaced within the West’s representations of Africa. How can we learn twenty-first-century projections of human rights issues—child squaddies, genocide, the exploitation of the bad by means of multinational companies, dictatorial rule, fact and reconciliation—within the contexts of famous person humanitarianism, “new” army humanitarianism, and Western aid for regime switch in Africa and past?
During this first in-depth learn of the ruling kinfolk of Tunisia within the eighteenth and 19th centuries, Kallander investigates the palace as a domain of familial and political importance. via huge archival learn, she elucidates the family economic climate of the palace in addition to the altering dating among the ruling family members of Tunis and the govt., hence revealing how the non-public house of the palace reflected the general public political area.
During this riveting new ebook, John Laband, pre-eminent historian of the Zulu nation, tackles a few of the questions that swirl round the assassination in 1828 of King Shaka, the prestigious founding father of the Zulu nation and struggle chief of mythical brilliance: Why did trendy individuals of the royal residence conspire to kill him?
- Spirited Things: The Work of "Possession" in Afro-Atlantic Religions
- The Krio of West Africa: Islam, Culture, Creolization, and Colonialism in the Nineteenth Century (New African Histories)
- KWAME NKRUMAH:: The Greatest African
- The African Union and New Strategies for Development in Africa
Extra resources for Archives of Empire: Volume 2. The Scramble for Africa (Archives of empire ;)
Archives of Empire: Volume 2. The Scramble for Africa (Archives of empire ;) by Barbara Harlow,Mia Carter