Modern Africa: A Social and Political History

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  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1994-04-05
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Basil Davidson's famous book -- now updated in a welcome Third Edition -- reviews the social and political history of Africa in the twentieth century. It takes the reader from the colonial era through the liberation movements to independence and beyond. It faces squarely the disappointments and breakdowns that have dulled the early successes of the post-colonial era; yet, for all the sorrows and uncertainties of Africa today, Basil Davidson shows how much has been achieved since decolonization, and the mood of his new final chapter is hopeful and buoyant.

Table of Contents

Under Foreign Flags 1914-1930
The Early Years of the Twentieth Century
Colonial Africa: to 1930
African Responses: to 1930
nbsp; Key Ideas for Progress
Colonialism Under Strain 1930-1945
Colonial Systems and the Great Depression
The Second World War 1939-1945
Towards Modern Politics
Colonialism in Crisis
The Nationalists Win Through
The Conditions of Decolonization
Raising National Flags: North-East Africa
Libya and the Maghrib
South of the Sahara: French Colonies
British West Africa
In Other Empires: Belgian, Portuguese, Spanish
The 1980s: Unfinished Business
New Freedoms:Progress and Problems
History Begins Anew
Questions About National Stability
nbsp; Questions About Development
Questions About Unity
Towards Africa Reconstruction: Summary and Overview
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