A History of Modern Africa: 1800 to the Present

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John Wiley & Sons, Jan 17, 2012 - History - 386 pages
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Updated and revised to emphasise long-term perspectives on currentissues facing the continent, the new 2nd Edition of AHistory of Modern Africa recounts the full breadth of Africa'spolitical, economic, and social history over the past twocenturies.

  • Adopts a long-term approach to current issues, stressing theimportance of nineteenth-century and deeper indigenous dynamics inexplaining Africa's later twentieth-century challenges
  • Places a greater focus on African agency, especially during thecolonial encounter
  • Includes more in-depth coverage of non-Anglophone Africa
  • Offers expanded coverage of the post-colonial era to takeaccount of recent developments, including the conflict in Darfurand the political unrest of 2011 in Egypt, Tunisia, and Libya

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Revival and Reform in
Revolutions in Western Africa 94
The Islamic Frontier in Eastern Africa 103
Commerce Conflict
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Towards the Scramble 139
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The Dissolution of Empire 245
Colonial Strategies
Conceiving and Producing Nations 259
Routes to Independence 276
Legacies New Beginnings and Unfinished
Challenges of Independence 303
Violence and the Militarization of Political Culture 328

Conquest and Partition 150
Colonialisms 183
Pax Colonia? Empires of Soil and Service 189
Protest Identity and Depression 218
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Further Reading 363

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Richard Reid is Reader in the History of Africa at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He is the author of Political Power in Pre-Colonial Buganda: Economy, Society and Warfare in the Nineteenth Century (2002), War in Pre-Colonial Eastern Africa (2007), and Frontiers of Violence in Northeast Africa (2011), as well as numerous articles on the nineteenth- and twentieth-century history of east and northeast Africa.

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