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  • The Scramble for Africa
    The Scramble for Africa
  • The Scramble for Africa
    The Scramble for Africa


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

Author Biography

M.E. Chamberlain is Professor Emeritus at Swansea University.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgementsp. x
Publisher's acknowledgementsp. xi
Chronologyp. xii
Who's whop. xix
Glossaryp. xxxiv
Mapsp. xxxviii
The Problemp. 1
Introductionp. 3
The African Backgroundp. 5
Environmental factorsp. 6
Egyptp. 9
Islamp. 10
The slave tradep. 14
Southern Africap. 14
The Victorian Image of Africap. 17
The influence of the slave tradep. 18
Eighteenth century scientific interestp. 19
Slave trade versus legitimate tradep. 21
'Backward' Africap. 22
The missionariesp. 24
Exploration and its consequencesp. 25
Analysisp. 31
The British Occupation of Egypt, 1882p. 33
The Suez Canalp. 35
Financial problemsp. 36
Military action beginsp. 40
The debate beginsp. 42
West Africap. 44
Quarrels with the Ashantip. 45
The challenge from the Frenchp. 47
The Nigerp. 48
King Leopold of the Belgians intervenesp. 50
Portugal's claimsp. 51
The Berlin West Africa conferencep. 53
The Royal Niger Companyp. 54
The German challengep. 56
The Great Depressionp. 59
East Africap. 61
A new Australiap. 62
The German challengep. 63
Strategy versus commercep. 64
South Africap. 69
The role of the Boersp. 70
Bechuanalandp. 72
Gold and diamondsp. 73
'Rhodesia'p. 73
Fashoda and the Anglo-French Agreements of 1904p. 79
Fashodap. 81
The 1904 agreementsp. 83
Assessmentp. 85
Conclusionp. 87
Britain: Conservative and Liberal opinionp. 87
Continental opinion too was dividedp. 88
The debate begins in earnestp. 89
Lenin takes a handp. 90
The role of Africansp. 94
Documentsp. 97
David Livingstone: humanitarianp. 98
Commercep. 98
Africa as El Doradop. 99
Darkest Africa: fully developed racismp. 100
Stanley's antipathyp. 101
Suez Canalp. 102
The Egyptian finances: Stephen Cave's reportp. 103
Divided opinionsp. 105
Egypt in international diplomacyp. 107
Death of Gordon at Khartoump. 109
The desire to abandon responsibilitiesp. 110
The fears of British tradersp. 111
The British government's reactionp. 113
The Berlin West Africa conference lays down the 'rules' for the scramblep. 114
The Royal Niger Companyp. 115
The Great Depressionp. 118
The mixture of economic and strategic argumentsp. 119
The 'little Englanders' stand on Ugandap. 121
Cecil Rhodesp. 122
The Rudd Concessionp. 123
The Colonial Office's doubts about the legality of the British South Africa Company's positionp. 124
The Fashoda incidentp. 125
The Anglo-French agreements of April 1904p. 127
J.A. Hobsonp. 128
V.I. Leninp. 129
Lord Cromerp. 129
A modern rejection of traditional explanations of the partitionp. 130
Was the whole phenomenon economic after all?p. 131
Appendix: European Colonial Backgroundp. 132
Guide to Further Readingp. 136
Referencesp. 146
Indexp. 148
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