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Modern Africa A Social and Political History

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ISBN-10: 058221288X

ISBN-13: 9780582212886

Edition: 3rd 1994 (Revised)

Authors: Basil Risbridger Davidson

List price: $73.95
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Basil Davidson's famous book -- now updated in a welcome Third Edition -- reviews the social and political history of Africa in the twentieth century. It takes the reader from the colonial era through the liberation movements to independence and beyond. It faces squarely the disappointments and breakdowns that have dulled the early successes of the post-colonial era; yet, for all the sorrows and uncertainties of Africa today, Basil Davidson shows how much has been achieved since decolonization, and the mood of his new final chapter is hopeful and buoyant.
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Book details

List price: $73.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 1994
Publisher: Routledge
Publication date: 4/5/1994
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 312
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.50" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Basil Risbridger Davidson began his journalistic career as a member of the editorial staff of The Economist in 1938. That assignment was interrupted by World War II, during which Davidson served in the British army with distinction, receiving the Military Cross, the U.S. Bronze Star, and the Jugoslav Zasluge za Narod for his service in the Balkans, North Africa, and Italy. After being demobilized from the service, Davidson returned to journalism, first as the diplomatic correspondent of The Star and then as the Paris correspondent of The Times. He went on to become chief foreign lead writer and then special correspondent for the New Statesman, special correspondent for the Daily Herald, and…    

Under Foreign Flags 1914-1930
The Early Years of the Twentieth Century
Colonial Africa: to 1930
African Responses: to 1930
nbsp; Key Ideas for Progress
Colonialism Under Strain 1930-1945
Colonial Systems and the Great Depression
The Second World War 1939-1945
Towards Modern Politics
Colonialism in Crisis
The Nationalists Win Through
The Conditions of Decolonization
Raising National Flags: North-East Africa
Libya and the Maghrib
South of the Sahara: French Colonies
British West Africa
In Other Empires: Belgian, Portuguese, Spanish
The 1980s: Unfinished Business
New Freedoms:Progress and Problems
History Begins Anew
Questions About National Stability
nbsp; Questions About Development
Questions About Unity
Towards Africa Reconstruction: Summary and Overview