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History of Modern Africa 1800 to the Present

ISBN-10: 1405132655
ISBN-13: 9781405132657
Edition: 2009
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Description: This work recounts the full breadth of historical events that have shaped Africa since 1800. The author stresses the rich variety of people, societies, cultures and religious beliefs that have existed in Africa over that time, and takes in key  More...

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Book details

List price: $39.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/9/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.584
Language: English

This work recounts the full breadth of historical events that have shaped Africa since 1800. The author stresses the rich variety of people, societies, cultures and religious beliefs that have existed in Africa over that time, and takes in key events like the slave trade, the end of colonialism and recent genocides.

List of Maps
List of Plates
Acknowledgments
Introduction: Understanding the Contours of Africa's Past
A Brief History of the Study of Africa
Land
People
The Structure of the Book
Polity, Society, and Economy 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 1870
Africa and Islam 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 in the Nineteenth Century
The Lonely Cross: Missionary Frontiers
European Missionary Activity in Africa to around 1800
Evangelical Humanitarians: Missionary Revival
The Christian Impact on Culture, State, and Society
Mission and Empire
The Wandering White Man: Africa Explored
Interested Gentlemen and Learned Bodies: Explorers and Exploration
Creeping Hegemony and the Invention of Africa
"Whatever Happens...": Towards the Scramble
Africa and Theories of Imperialism
Race and Culture
Disorder and Civilizing Violence: Political and Economic Justifications
Consolidating Colonialisms
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"
Empires of Soil and Service
Cash Crops
White Settlement
Industry
Troops
Slaves and Labor
Bush Wars and Distant Shadows: Africa in Global War (1)
The War in the Continent
The Socioeconomic Impact
Africa, Versailles, and the League of Nations: New Principles for a New Era?
Colonial Apex
"Pax Colonia"? Notions of Progress, Manifestations of Change
Social Change and Emergent Crisis
Hearts and Minds
The Environmental and Medical Impact
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
Other People's Battles (Again): Africa in Global War (2)
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, circa 1945-50
Political Plans, circa 1945-50
Conceiving and Producing Nations
The Roots of Invention
From Political Consciousness to Political Parties
Irresistible Force and Immovable Object: Nationalists and Settlers
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
Crowded House: Friends, Foes, and Ideologies in the Cold War
Africa and International Politics
Insurgence and Intervention
Unsafe Foundations: Challenges of Independence
Building the Nation (1): Economy and Society
Building the Nation (2): Polity
Political Stability and Islam
The Military in African Politics
Rectification, Redemption, and Reality: Contemporary Africa
Africa and the Post-Cold War World
"Good Governance," "People Power," and Conflict
Managing Modernity (1): Food and Famine
Managing Modernity (2): Debt and Development
Social Changes: Education and Health
Notes
Further Reading
Index

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