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Author Aderinto, Saheed, author

Title Guns and society in colonial Nigeria : firearms, culture, and public order / Saheed Aderinto
Published Bloomington, Indiana : Indiana University Press, 2018
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Contents Introduction: Firearms in twentieth-century colonial Africa -- "This destructive implement of European ingenuity": firearms, the Atlantic world, and technology transfer in precolonial Nigeria -- All firearms are not made equal: colonialism, social class, and the emergence of a Nigerian gun society -- "A Dane gun is useless without gunpowder": the political economy of Nigeria's most popular explosive -- "All Europeans in this country should be able to fire a rifle": race, leisure shooting, and the lethal symbol of imperial domination -- "Bread and bullet": guns, imperial atrocity, and public disorder -- A fearful weapon: violent crime and gun accidents in everyday Nigeria -- "You are to be robbed of your guns": firearms regulation and the politics of rights and privilege -- Epilogue: Guns and the crisis of development in postcolonial Nigeria
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Firearms ownership -- Nigeria -- History -- 20th century.
Firearms -- Political aspects -- Nigeria -- History -- 20th century.
Firearms -- Social aspects -- Nigeria -- History -- 20th century.
Gun control -- Nigeria -- History -- 20th century.
Nigeria -- Colonial influence.
Nigeria -- Social conditions -- 20th century.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017021897
ISBN 0253031605 (electronic bk.)
0253031621 (electronic bk.)
9780253031600 (electronic bk.)
9780253031624 (electronic bk.)