Africa since 1800 (Google eBook)

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Cambridge University Press, Feb 7, 2005 - History - 343 pages
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This book begins by looking at the peoples of Africa at the turn of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, and goes on to study the commercial and ideological penetration of Africa by the outside world. The partition and colonisation of Africa by the European powers are discussed, and there is comprehensive discussion of the colonial rule between 1885 and 1960. The last third of the book is concerned with the history of independent Africa during the last years of the twentieth century. The new edition covers events up to the middle of 2003, and takes account of the fresh perspectives brought about by the end of the Cold War and the new global situation following the events of September 11, 2001. It is also concerned with the demographic trends, with the ravages of diseases such as AIDS and malaria, and with the conflicts waged by warlords.
  

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Contents

List of Maps page
1
vegetation page
2
Northern Africa in 1800
3
TWO AFRICA SOUTH OF THE EQUATOR
18
geographical features and vegetation
19
Africa south of the equator in 1800
22
1 FROM
35
Egyptian expansion
38
colonial economies and administrations
152
2 SOCIAL
160
Africa and the First World War
172
economic development during the colonial period
179
FOURTEEN NORTH AND NORTHEAST AFRICA 19001939
183
economic and political development
186
FIFTEEN SOUTH AFRICA 19021939
200
1 NORTH
226

Ethiopian expansion and the Mahdiyya
48
2 FROM THE MAGHRIB
52
West Africa 18001875
70
SIX WESTERN CENTRAL AFRICA 18001880
78
trade routes
79
tribal areas and migrations
84
Eastern Central Africa 18001884
93
EIGHT SOUTHERN AFRICA 18001885
103
Early nineteenthcentury migrations in South and East Africa
108
African migrations
109
Boer migrations
113
NINE THE PARTITION OF AFRICA ON PAPER 18791891
118
Europe at the time of the partition of Africa
121
African states and European settlements
124
Western Africa
132
East Africa
139
France and Germany
141
the European partition Leopold and Portugal
142
the final stage of partition 1914
144
1 POLITICAL
146
The independence of Africa
227
2 AFRICA FROM
244
3 CENTRAL AFRICA
267
TWENTY THE LONG ROAD TO DEMOCRACY IN SOUTHERN
283
South Africa and the Bantustans
291
TWENTY ONE THE POLITICS OF INDEPENDENT AFRICA
303
four decades of independence
309
Africa and the Cold War
316
The new South Africa
320
TWENTY TWO ECONOMICS AND SOCIETY IN INDEPENDENT
323
TWENTY THREE INTO THE THIRD MILLENNIUM
339
Conflicts in the Horn of Africa
341
Crises in Rwanda and Congo Zaire
344
Warlords in West Africa
350
North vs South
357
EPILOGUE
369
Oil in Africa
379
Suggestions for Further Reading
383
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