Scramble for Africa

ISBN-10: 1408220148

ISBN-13: 9781408220146

Edition: 3rd 2010 (Revised)

Authors: M. E. Chamberlain

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List price: $21.99
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Group
Publication date: 6/10/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.034
Language: English

Publisher's acknowledgements
Who's who
The Problem
The African Background
Environmental factors
The slave trade
Southern Africa
The Victorian Image of Africa
The influence of the slave trade
Eighteenth century scientific interest
Slave trade versus legitimate trade
'Backward' Africa
The missionaries
Exploration and its consequences
The British Occupation of Egypt, 1882
The Suez Canal
Financial problems
Military action begins
The debate begins
West Africa
Quarrels with the Ashanti
The challenge from the French
The Niger
King Leopold of the Belgians intervenes
Portugal's claims
The Berlin West Africa conference
The Royal Niger Company
The German challenge
The Great Depression
East Africa
A new Australia
The German challenge
Strategy versus commerce
South Africa
The role of the Boers
Gold and diamonds
Fashoda and the Anglo-French Agreements of 1904
The 1904 agreements
Britain: Conservative and Liberal opinion
Continental opinion too was divided
The debate begins in earnest
Lenin takes a hand
The role of Africans
David Livingstone: humanitarian
Africa as El Dorado
Darkest Africa: fully developed racism
Stanley's antipathy
Suez Canal
The Egyptian finances: Stephen Cave's report
Divided opinions
Egypt in international diplomacy
Death of Gordon at Khartoum
The desire to abandon responsibilities
The fears of British traders
The British government's reaction
The Berlin West Africa conference lays down the 'rules' for the scramble
The Royal Niger Company
The Great Depression
The mixture of economic and strategic arguments
The 'little Englanders' stand on Uganda
Cecil Rhodes
The Rudd Concession
The Colonial Office's doubts about the legality of the British South Africa Company's position
The Fashoda incident
The Anglo-French agreements of April 1904
J.A. Hobson
V.I. Lenin
Lord Cromer
A modern rejection of traditional explanations of the partition
Was the whole phenomenon economic after all?
Appendix: European Colonial Background
Guide to Further Reading
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