Agency and Action in Colonial Africa: Essays for John E. Flint

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Palgrave, 2001 - Business & Economics - 219 pages
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The coming of colonialism to Sub-saharan Africa generated many forces that historians often describe in abstract terms: peasantization, leadership, nationalism and even colonialism. Such terms often hide or overwhelm the individual experiences of those who, in some way, contributed to the development and demise of colonial Africa. These agents of empire - intellectuals and peasants, chiefs and ex-slaves, nationalists and colonial officials symbolize the ambiguities of and limitations on colonial power. Agency and Action in Colonial Africa attempts to capture their role.

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CHRIS YOUÉ is Professor of History at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada. He is the author of Robert Thorne Coryndon: Proconsular Imperialism in Southern and Eastern Africa, 1897-1925 and his articles have appeared in the Journal of Imperial and Commonwealth History and African Affairs.

TIMOTHY STAPLETON is Assistant Professor at the Department of History, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario. He is the author of MAQOMA: Xhosa Resistance to Colonial Advance, 1798-1873.

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