Making of Contemporary Africa : Development of African Society since 1800

ISBN-10: 1555878067

ISBN-13: 9781555878061

Edition: 2nd 1998

Authors: Bill Freund

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List price: $23.50
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Rienner Publishers, Lynne
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

List of Illustrations and Tables
Preface to the Second Edition
Preface to the First Edition
List of Abbreviations
Africanist History and the History of Africa
Material and Cultural Development in Africa before the Nineteenth Century
Hunters, Gatherers and Cultivators
The Formation of States
Some Major African States
Modes of Production, the State and Class Society
The European Intrusion in the Era of Merchant Capital
The Portuguese Epoch
The Atlantic Slave Trade
The Foundations of South Africa
The Age of Merchant Capital
The Era of Legitimate Commerce, 1800-70
Abolition and Legitimate Commerce
Class and Trade in Coastal West Africa
Nineteenth-century East Africa
The Era of Informal Empire
South Africa in the Age of the Great Trek
The Conquest of Africa
Imperialism: Theory and Practice
The Build-up to Conquest
The Partition of Africa
Resistance, Collaboration and Contradiction in African Society
The Material Basis of Colonial Society, 1900-40
The Era of Force and the Chartered Companies
White Settlers
Lords and Chiefs
Peasant Production
The Colonial State
Culture, Class and Social Change in Colonial Africa, 1900-40
Class Relations in Colonial Africa
Culture and Social Organisation
A Changing Faith
The Modalities of Resistance
Thuku and Chilembwe
Industrialisation and South African Society, 1900-40
Reconstruction and Union
An Era of Confrontation
Pact and Fusion
The Crisis of the 1940s
The Decolonisation of Africa, 1940-60
The Second Colonial Occupation
Social Confrontation and Class Struggles
The Political Setting
Independence for British West Africa
The End of British Rule in East and Central Africa
Decolonisation in French Africa
The Congo Crisis
Tropical Africa, 1960-80: Class, State and the Problem of Development
Neo-colonial Myths and Realities
The Ruling Class in Contemporary Africa
Class, Party and State
Southern Africa in Crisis
The Nationalist Party Victory and its Implications
The Armed Struggle in Southern Africa
The Challenges of the 1970s and 1980s
The End of Apartheid
The Age of Structural Adjustment
Intensifying Contradictions in the 1970s
Crisis after 1980
Structural Adjustment in Ghana and Uganda
Decay of the State; Drive for Democracy
A New Africa Struggles into Being
Annotated Bibliography
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