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Author Flint, John E.

Title The Cambridge History of Africa Volume 5. From c.1790 to c.1870 / edited by John E. Flint
Published Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1977
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Description 1 online resource (748 pages)
Series The Cambridge History of Africa
Summary The period covered in this volume is one which begins with the emergence of anti-slave trade attitudes in Europe, and ends on the eve of European colonial conquest. But except for white conquests in Algeria and South Africa, and colonies of free Blacks on the west coast, the theme is that of African independence, initiative and adaptation in the last phase of its pre-colonial history. Under greater external pressures than ever before, from European trade, exploration, missionary and political activity, African history in this period moved with greater momentum and larger scale than in past ages, with rapid changes in economic and political life. In general the approach in this volume is through chapters focusing on regions of Africa, each written by an established authority in his field. Concluding chapters survey the activities of Europeans in Africa, and those of Africans and their descendants overseas
Notes Title from publishers bibliographic system (viewed on 30 Jan 2013)
Subject Africa -- History.
Genre/Form History.
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Form Electronic book
ISBN 0521207010 (hardback)
1139054597 (ebook)
9780521207010 (hardback)
9781139054591 (ebook)