The Foundations of Nigeria: Essays in Honor of Toyin Falola

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Africa World Press, 2003 - Nigeria - 697 pages
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This text captures within a single volume a wide range of themes that underline the foundations of modern Nigeria, notably nationalism, constitutional development, politics and government, economy, culture, ethnicity and religion. A comprehensive compendium of the colonial history of Nigeria, this book combines an interdisciplinary framework of analysis with critical discourse to produce a unique and fresh interpretation of colonial history as a whole.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Adebayo Oyebade
15
Toyin Falola and the Historiography of Colonial Economy
27
Contested History in Colonial Historiography
57
Nationalism and the Struggle for Freedom 18801960
79
Radicalism and the National Liberation Struggles
107
Understanding the Nationalist Issues in
127
British
153
Apes Obey The Historical Enigma of Discord
247
British Civilizing Missions and the Truncation
267
Elite Lifestyle and Consumption in Colonial Ibadan
281
Senses and Legal Expression in Kalabari Culture
305
The Use
333
British Colonialism and Economic Transformation
347
Impact of Islam on Women in Hausaland
591
Recasting the Myth
623

Continuity and Change
181
Colonial Rule and Judicial Reforms 19001960
201
Changes in Perception of Rights and Governmental
217
The Ban on
647
Notes on Contributors
669
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Adebayo Oyebade is associate professor of history at Tennessee State University. He holds a Ph.D. in history from Temple University, Philadelphia. He has coedited Africa After the Cold War: The Changing Perspectives on Security (1998), and edited The Transformation of Nigeria: Essays in Honor of Toyin Falola (2002).

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