The Cambridge History of Africa, Volume 7

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J. D. Fage, A. D. Roberts, Roland Anthony Oliver
Cambridge University Press, Jul 24, 1986 - History - 1087 pages
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By 1905 most of Africa had been subjected to European rule; in the 1940s, the colonial regimes faced widespread and mounting opposition. Yet the period surveyed in this volume was no mere interlude of enforced quiescence. The cash nexus expanded hugely, as Africans came to depend for access to household necessities upon the export overseas of primary products. For the first time, tropical Africa began to constitute a significant economic counterweight to North and South Africa. The impact of white rule on African health and welfare was extremely uneven, and African lives were stunted by the labour requirements of capitalist enterprise. Many Africans suffered greatly in the First World War and in the world depression of the 1930s. By then, however, population was generally on the increase, after half a century of widespread decline. Mental horizons were much enlarged especially in the fast-growing towns. By 1940 a majority of Africans were either Muslim or Christian. South of the Sahara, mission education helped Africans to challenge white monopolies of power. Literate Africans developed new solidarities: tribal, territorial, regional and Pan-African. Meanwhile, the colonial powers were themselves improving their understanding of Africa and trying to frame policies accordingly. Co-operation with indigenous rulers often seemed the best way to retain control at minimum cost, but the search for revenue entailed disruptive economic change. By the Second World War, most colonial regimes confronted not only the criticisms of literate Africans but organised protest among wage-earners and farmers, even though anti-colonial nationalism was sitll embryonic.
  

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Contents

Africa in 1914 page
4
Africa in 1939
5
most of Africa had been subjected
13
Christianity 14
14
The imperial mind
24
by RICHARD GRAY Professor of the History
75
The imperial mind
76
Aspects of economic history
77
Cape Verde islands and Portuguese Guinea
534
Spanish Equatorial Guinea 5 3 7
537
Spanish Guinea
538
Southern Africa
544
9 South Africa South West Africa and the Protectorates 1920
546
South Africa 1937
550
British Central Africa
602
The Rhodesias and Nyasaland 1935
603

mining areas railways and waterways 1937
82
major vegetation zones
98
Islam
191
Algeria and Tunisia 1938 270
214
African crosscurrents
223
The Maghrib
267
Morocco 1938
281
Libya 1940
286
by MICHAEL BRETT Lecturer in the History
288
French black Africa
329
French Equatorial Africa and Cameroun 1939
341
Madagascar
393
IO West Africa from Senegal to Dahomey 1935 3845
394
British West Africa and Liberia
399
Nigeria and Cameroons 1935
408
Belgian Africa
460
Belgian Africa 1939 4645
466
administrative divisions 1926 and 933
468
Portuguese Africa
494
Mozambique 1937
502
Angola 1939
522
EastCentral Africa 1935
608
East Africa
649
East Africa 1935
650
The East African campaign 191418
665
the White Highlands 1935
680
Ethiopia and the Horn
702
Ethiopia and Eritrea c 1930
703
The Horn of Africa c 1930
717
Egypt and the AngloEgyptian Sudan
742
Egypt 1939
743
The AngloEgyptian Sudan
755
The AngloEgyptian Sudan 1937
758
Bibliographical essays
788
Aspects of economic history
797
Islam
805
The Maghrib
814
French black Africa
821
British West Africa and Liberia
833
Bibliography
880
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1021
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Roberts studied Modern History at Cambridge. He writes regularly for the Sunday Telegraph.

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