History of Modern Africa 1800 to the Present

ISBN-10: 0470658983
ISBN-13: 9780470658987
Edition: 2nd 2012
Authors: Richard J. Reid
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List price: $24.99
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 12/30/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.276

Updated and revised to emphasise long–term perspectives on current issues facing the continent, the new 2nd Edition of A History of Modern Africa recounts the full breadth of Africa’s political, economic, and social history over the past two centuries. • Adopts a long–term approach to current issues, stressing the importance of 19th–century and deeper indigenous dynamics in explaining Africa’s later 20th–century challenges• Places a greater focus on African agency, especially during the colonial encounter• Includes more in–depth coverage of non–Anglophone Africa• Offers expanded coverage of the post–colonial era to take account of recent developments, including the conflict in Darfur and the political unrest of 2011 in Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya

List of Maps
List of Plates
Acknowledgments for the Second Edition
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Understanding the Contours of Africa's Past
A Brief History of the Study of Africa
Land
People
Polity, Society, and Economy: Ingenuity and Violence in the Nineteenth Century
Western Transitions: Slave Trade and "Legitimate" Commerce in Atlantic Africa
States and Societies during the Atlantic Slave Trade
"Illegal" Traffic: The Nineteenth-Century Slave Trade
Mineral and Vegetable: "Legitimate" Commerce
Change and Continuity in Forest and Savannah
Eastern Intrusions: Slaves and Ivory in Eastern Africa
Commercial Horizons: Slaves and Ivory
Maritime Empire: Zanzibar
Statehood, Conflict, and Trade (1): The Lacustrine Zone
Statehood, Conflict, and Trade (2): Northeastern Africa
Southern Frontiers: Colony and Revolution in Southern Africa
African State and Society to around 1800
War, Revolution, and the Zulu Impact
Cape Colonialism: White Settlement and the "Native Question"
Voortrekkers: White Communities in the Interior
Balances of Power to around 18 70
Africa and Islam: Revival and Reform in the Nineteenth Century
Revival and Reaction: North African Islam
Old and New Identities: Brotherhoods of the Desert
Trade and Conflict in the Mediterranean World: Ottoman and European Frontiers
Changing Society (1): The Maghreb
Changing Society (2): Egypt
Jihad: Revolutions in Western Africa
Islam in Western Africa to the Eighteenth Century
The Wandering Fulani
Prophets and Warriors
The Eastern Crescent: The Islamic Frontier in Eastern Africa
Swahili Islam: Coastal Frontiers in the Nineteenth Century
Islam in the Central East African Interior
Cross and Crescent in Northeast Africa
Islam on the Nile
Africa and Europe: Commerce, Conflict and Co-option, to c.1920
The Compass and the Cross
Interested Gentlemen and Learned Bodies: Explorers and Exploration
Creeping Hegemony and the Invention of Africa
European Missionary Activity in Africa to around 1800
Evangelical Humanitarians: Missionary Revival
The Christian Impact on Culture, State, and Society
Mission and Empire
"Whatever Happens…": Towards the Scramble
Africa and Theories of Imperialism
Race and Culture
Disorder and Civilizing Violence: Political and Economic Justifications
Africans Adapting: Conquest and Partition
Explaining the "Conquest"
Spears and Water: Violent Resistance
Histories Old and New: Colonialism and Historical "Knowledge"
Realities Old and New: Colonialism and Political "Knowledge"
Bush Wars and Distant Shadows: Africa in Global War
Colonialisms
"Pax Colonia"? Empires of Soil and Service
Monopolies on Violence
Slaves and Labor
Cash Crops
White Settlement
Industry
Social Change and Emergent Crisis
Hearts and Minds
Environment and Medicine
Hard Times: Protest, Identity, and Depression
Making Tribes
Emergent Protest in the Islamic World
Salvation and Resistance: The African Church
Class and Tribe: The Industrial Complex
Cash Crops, Rural Crises, and Peasant Protest
Other Voices
Battles Home and Away: Africa in Global War (Again)
The War in the Continent
Shifts in Politics and Society
The Dissolution of Empire
The Beached Whale: Colonial Strategies in the Postwar World
Postwar Africa and the International Climate
Economic Policies and Visions, c. 1945-50
Political Plans, c. 1945-50
Conceiving and Producing Nations
The Widening Horizons of Belonging
Tensions and Transitions: From Political Consciousness to Political Parties
Irresistible Force and Immovable Object: Nationalists and Settlers
A Time of Contrasts
Compromising Conflict: Routes to Independence
Debate and Debacle: "Constitutional" Transfers of Power
Violence: Growth, Form, and Impact
From Suez to Sharpeville, and Beyond: The End of High Imperialism
Legacies, New Beginnings, and Unfinished Business
Unsafe Foundations: Challenges of Independence
Building the Nation (1): Economy and Society
Building the Nation (2): Polity
Political Stability and Islam
Crowded House: Africa and the Cold War
Violence and the Militarization of Political Culture
The Military in African Politics
The Politics and Cultures of Insurgency
Expanding Military Horizons
Rectification, Redemption, and Reality: Issues and Trends in Contemporary Africa
Africa and the Post-Cold War World
Democracy and Authoritarianism: Trends in Governance
New Wars, Old Problems
Body and Mind
Economic Predicaments: Assessing "Growth" and "Development"
Further Reading
Index

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