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Building Colonial States in Africa

Leigh A. Gardner

in Taxing Colonial Africa: The Political Economy of British Imperialism

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199661527
eISBN:
9780191744877
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199661527.003.0002
Subject:
History, Economic History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter places the financial management of the British Empire in historical perspective by examining how empires through history have weighted the desire to acquire new territory against the ... More


Empire: Imperial Afterlives

Justin D. Livingstone

in Livingstone's ‘Lives’: A metabiography of a Victorian icon

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780719095320
eISBN:
9781781707951
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719095320.003.0004
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

Livingstone’s imperialist reputation, the hegemonic dimension of his afterlife, is the subject of the fourth chapter. Most of the texts that use Livingstone in this way can be described as ‘exemplary ... More


African development, political economy and the road to Agenda 2063

George Kararach, Hany Besada, and Timothy Shaw

in Development In Africa: Refocusing the lens after the Millennium Development Goals

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
May 2016
ISBN:
9781447328537
eISBN:
9781447328551
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781447328537.003.0014
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

There are dangers of over-simplification when discussing the development challenges and opportunities facing a continent as vast as Africa at a given point in time! Africa is made up of 54 disparate ... More


Soothing Wounded Vanity: French and German Expansion in Africa from 1882 to 1885

Joslyn Barnhart

in The Consequences of Humiliation: Anger and Status in World Politics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9781501748042
eISBN:
9781501748691
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501748042.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter focuses on national humiliation and the triggering in the 1880s of the Scramble for Africa, an unprecedented land grab by European great powers. It demonstrates that individual-level ... More


Varieties of Colonialism: India and Nigeria

Atul Kohli

in Imperialism and the Developing World: How Britain and the United States Shaped the Global Periphery

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
February 2020
ISBN:
9780190069629
eISBN:
9780190069650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190069629.003.0004
Subject:
Political Science, Comparative Politics, International Relations and Politics

British colonialism in India was prolonged and deep. By contrast, British rule in Africa, including in Nigeria, was relatively short and superficial. This chapter analyzes the motives, mechanisms, ... More


Imperial Embellishment

Nadia Nurhussein

in Black Land: Imperial Ethiopianism and African America

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
May 2020
ISBN:
9780691190969
eISBN:
9780691194134
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691190969.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, African-American Literature

This chapter examines the case of Harry Foster Dean, whose “The Pedro Gorino: The Adventures of a Negro Sea-Captain in Africa and on the Seven Seas in His Attempts to Found an Ethiopian Empire” ... More


“Drawing Lines upon Maps”: Commerce and Conquest in the Niger Delta

Paul K. Macdonald

in Networks of Domination: The Social Foundations of Peripheral Conquest in International Politics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
June 2014
ISBN:
9780199362165
eISBN:
9780190217952
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199362165.003.0006
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

This chapter considers British conquest in Nigeria in the late nineteenth century at the height of the “Scramble for Africa.” It highlights difficulties a conqueror faces when expanding into ... More


Africa’s New Digital Connectivity and Economic Change

Mohammad Amir Anwar and Mark Graham

in The Digital Continent: Placing Africa in Planetary Networks of Work

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
February 2022
ISBN:
9780198840800
eISBN:
9780191876455
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198840800.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

The rapid adoption and diffusion of digital technologies on the continent in the last decade has led many governments and observers to talk about Africa’s ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’. The ... More


Setting the Scene: The Facilitative Failure of the Chartered Company

Doreen Lustig

in Veiled Power: International Law and the Private Corporation 1886-1981

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198822097
eISBN:
9780191861185
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198822097.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Private International Law

During the latter part of the nineteenth century, international lawyers begin to conceive themselves as part of a modern discipline of law. This chapter returns to the debate over the legitimacy of ... More


Portuguese Emigration to Africa

Malyn Newitt

in Emigration and the Sea: An Alternative History of Portugal and the Portuguese

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
January 2016
ISBN:
9780190263935
eISBN:
9780190492168
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190263935.003.0011
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Portuguese have emigrated to Africa since the fifteenth century. Through intermarriage with local women a caste of black “Portuguese” emerged who played an important role as intermediaries in West ... More


Colonial Heroes

Berny Sèbe

in Postcolonial Realms of Memory: Sites and Symbols in Modern France

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9781789620665
eISBN:
9781789623666
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789620665.003.0027
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Taken together, the reputations which emerged in Francophone popular culture around a series of distinguished explorers, missionaries, empire builders or colonial administrators can be described as a ... More


Power Politics and the Imperial Mediterranean

Gavin Murray-Miller

in Empire Unbound: France and the Muslim Mediterranean, 1880-1918

Published in print:
2022
Published Online:
June 2022
ISBN:
9780192863119
eISBN:
9780191954061
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780192863119.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Modern History

Chapter 1 establishes the broad context of the “new imperialism” of the nineteenth century and its impact on the Mediterranean. Conventional histories have argued that over the course of the century ... More


Le rôle des Traités dans les relations entre les puissances européennes et les souverains africains: Aspects historiques (1970)

C. H. Alexandrowicz

in The Law of Nations in Global History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780198766070
eISBN:
9780191820649
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198766070.003.0019
Subject:
Law, Public International Law, Legal History

This chapter divides the history of treaty-making between European and African powers into three periods. In the pre-colonial period through the end of the eighteenth century, European treaty ... More


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