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The Cambridge History of Africa Volume 6: 1870 to 1905

by Roland Oliver (Editor), G. N. Sanderson (Editor)

Other authors: A.E. Atmore (Contributor), Catherine Coquery-Vidrovitch (Contributor), Hubert Deschamps (Contributor), Jean Ganiage (Contributor), J.D. Hargreaves (Contributor)7 more, John Lonsdale (Contributor), Shula Marks (Contributor), Yves Person (Contributor), Allan K. Smith (Contributor), Gervase Clarence Smith (Contributor), Jean Stengers (Contributor), Marcia Wright (Contributor)

Series: The Cambridge History of Africa (6)

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Oliver, RolandEditorprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Sanderson, G. N.Editormain authorall editionsconfirmed
Atmore, A.E.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Coquery-Vidrovitch, CatherineContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Deschamps, HubertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ganiage, JeanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hargreaves, J.D.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lonsdale, JohnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Marks, ShulaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Person, YvesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Smith, Allan K.Contributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Smith, Gervase ClarenceContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Stengers, JeanContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Wright, MarciaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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Volume VI of The Cambridge History of Africa covers the period 1870-1905, when the European powers (Britain, France, Germany, Portugal and Italy) divided the continent into colonial territories and vied with each other for control over vast tracts of land and valuable mineral resources. At the same time, it was a period during which much of Africa still had a history of its own. Colonial governments were very weak and could exist only by playing a large part both in opening up the continent to outside influences and in building larger political unities. The volume begins with a survey of the whole of Africa on the eve of the paper partition, and continues with nine regional surveys of events as they occured on the ground. Only in northern and southern Africa did these develop into classical colonial forms, with basis of outright conquest. Elsewhere, compromises emerged and most Africans were able to pursue the politics of survival. Partition was a process, not an event. The process was essentially one of modernisation in the face of outside challenge.

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