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A timely update of Chamberlain'sScramble for Africa,the first book ever to be published on the subject. Fully updated and revised, and now in the new Seminar Studies in History format. The only accessible one-volume book on the subject Contains Glossary, Chronology, and other reader friendly features Valuable primary source material included in the Documents section
M.E. Chamberlain is Professor Emeritus at Swansea University.
Table of Contents
|Publisher's acknowledgements||p. xi|
|Who's who||p. xix|
|The Problem||p. 1|
|The African Background||p. 5|
|Environmental factors||p. 6|
|The slave trade||p. 14|
|Southern Africa||p. 14|
|The Victorian Image of Africa||p. 17|
|The influence of the slave trade||p. 18|
|Eighteenth century scientific interest||p. 19|
|Slave trade versus legitimate trade||p. 21|
|'Backward' Africa||p. 22|
|The missionaries||p. 24|
|Exploration and its consequences||p. 25|
|The British Occupation of Egypt, 1882||p. 33|
|The Suez Canal||p. 35|
|Financial problems||p. 36|
|Military action begins||p. 40|
|The debate begins||p. 42|
|West Africa||p. 44|
|Quarrels with the Ashanti||p. 45|
|The challenge from the French||p. 47|
|The Niger||p. 48|
|King Leopold of the Belgians intervenes||p. 50|
|Portugal's claims||p. 51|
|The Berlin West Africa conference||p. 53|
|The Royal Niger Company||p. 54|
|The German challenge||p. 56|
|The Great Depression||p. 59|
|East Africa||p. 61|
|A new Australia||p. 62|
|The German challenge||p. 63|
|Strategy versus commerce||p. 64|
|South Africa||p. 69|
|The role of the Boers||p. 70|
|Gold and diamonds||p. 73|
|Fashoda and the Anglo-French Agreements of 1904||p. 79|
|The 1904 agreements||p. 83|
|Britain: Conservative and Liberal opinion||p. 87|
|Continental opinion too was divided||p. 88|
|The debate begins in earnest||p. 89|
|Lenin takes a hand||p. 90|
|The role of Africans||p. 94|
|David Livingstone: humanitarian||p. 98|
|Africa as El Dorado||p. 99|
|Darkest Africa: fully developed racism||p. 100|
|Stanley's antipathy||p. 101|
|Suez Canal||p. 102|
|The Egyptian finances: Stephen Cave's report||p. 103|
|Divided opinions||p. 105|
|Egypt in international diplomacy||p. 107|
|Death of Gordon at Khartoum||p. 109|
|The desire to abandon responsibilities||p. 110|
|The fears of British traders||p. 111|
|The British government's reaction||p. 113|
|The Berlin West Africa conference lays down the 'rules' for the scramble||p. 114|
|The Royal Niger Company||p. 115|
|The Great Depression||p. 118|
|The mixture of economic and strategic arguments||p. 119|
|The 'little Englanders' stand on Uganda||p. 121|
|Cecil Rhodes||p. 122|
|The Rudd Concession||p. 123|
|The Colonial Office's doubts about the legality of the British South Africa Company's position||p. 124|
|The Fashoda incident||p. 125|
|The Anglo-French agreements of April 1904||p. 127|
|J.A. Hobson||p. 128|
|V.I. Lenin||p. 129|
|Lord Cromer||p. 129|
|A modern rejection of traditional explanations of the partition||p. 130|
|Was the whole phenomenon economic after all?||p. 131|
|Appendix: European Colonial Background||p. 132|
|Guide to Further Reading||p. 136|
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