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The British Empire in Tropical Africa: A Review of the Literature to the 1960s

A. D. Roberts

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume V: Historiography

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205661
eISBN:
9780191676741
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205661.003.0030
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

It was only in the 1890s, when the Scramble was in its last stages, that a literature on the British past in tropical Africa began to emerge. For most of the 19th century, British tropical Africa ... More


An Imperial Laboratory: Scientific Societies, Geopolitics, and Territorial Acquisitions

in Africa as a Living Laboratory: Empire, Development, and the Problem of Scientific Knowledge, 1870-1950

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226803463
eISBN:
9780226803487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226803487.003.0002
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter addresses the multifaceted preoccupations of geographical societies and the field expeditions they sponsored in tropical Africa, showing the longevity of concern for the development of ... More


The Dissolution of the British Empire  

WM. ROGER LOUIS

in The Oxford History of the British Empire: Volume IV: The Twentieth Century

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198205647
eISBN:
9780191676727
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198205647.003.0014
Subject:
History, World Modern History, British and Irish Modern History

This chapter presents a discussion on the dissolution of the British Empire. In particular, it deals with the critical cases of India, Palestine, Burma, Ceylon, Egypt, the Sudan, Malaya, the West ... More


A Living Laboratory: Ethnosciences, Field Sciences, and the Problem of Epistemic Pluralism

in Africa as a Living Laboratory: Empire, Development, and the Problem of Scientific Knowledge, 1870-1950

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226803463
eISBN:
9780226803487
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226803487.003.0008
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

This chapter explores how European rule affected tropical Africa and how African experiences shaped key elements of the modern world. Tropical Africa has served as a key site in which to work out a ... More


‘Much More than an Organization to Prevent War’: Beyond the Guarantee of Peace, 1917–1918

Peter J. Yearwood

in Guarantee of Peace: The League of Nations in British Policy 1914-1925

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
May 2009
ISBN:
9780199226733
eISBN:
9780191710308
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199226733.003.0003
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The league idea developed in several new directions in 1917–18. Some close to Lloyd George, like Philip Kerr and Maurice Hankey, envisaged an active organization with a powerful secretariat which ... More


Divining without Seeds: The Case for Strengthening Laboratory Medicine in Africa

Iruka N. Okeke

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801449413
eISBN:
9780801460906
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801449413.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Health, Illness, and Medicine

Infectious disease is the most common cause of illness and death in Africa, yet health practitioners routinely fail to identify causative microorganisms in most patients. As a result, patients often ... More


Introduction: A Golden Pendulum

Parker Shipton

in Credit Between Cultures: Farmers, Financiers, and Misunderstanding in Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300116038
eISBN:
9780300162929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300116038.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter introduces the main study of this book, which focuses on the efforts of Luo-speaking people and others in Kenya to make sense of, and cope with, foreign interventions in the form of ... More


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