Colonialism by Proxy Colonialism by Proxy

Colonialism by Proxy Colonialism by Proxy : Hausa Imperial Agents and Middle Belt Consciousness in Nigerhausa Imperial Agents and Middle Belt Consciousness in Nigeria Ia

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Moses E. Ochonu explores a rare system of colonialism in Middle Belt Nigeria, where the British outsourced the business of the empire to Hausa-Fulani subcolonials because they considered the area too uncivilized for Indirect Rule. Ochonu reveals that the outsiders ruled with an iron fist and imagined themselves as bearers of Muslim civilization rather than carriers of the white man's burden. Stressing that this type of Indirect Rule violated its primary rationale, Colonialism by Proxy traces contemporary violent struggles to the legacy of the dynamics of power and the charged atmosphere of religious more

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  • Electronic book text | 294 pages
  • Indiana University Press
  • United States
  • English
  • 0253011655
  • 9780253011657

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"Without exaggeration, this book has transformed the way I think about Northern Nigeria and the Middle Belt. It will reshape how I teach British indirect rule." --Douglas Anthony, Franklin and Marshall College--Douglas Anthony, Franklin and Marshall Collegeshow more

About Moses E Ochonu

Moses E. Ochonu is Associate Professor of African History at Vanderbilt University and author of Colonial Meltdown: Northern Nigeria in the Great Depression (2009).show more