From Slave Trade to Empire

From Slave Trade to Empire : European Colonisation of Black Africa 1780s-1880s

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Much has been written about the origins of the great push which led Europe to colonise sub-Saharan Africa at the end of the nineteenth century. This book provides a new perspective on this controversial subject by focussing on Europe and a range of empire-building states: Germany, France, Italy and Portugal. The essays in this volume consider economic themes in addition to the political and cultural aspects of the transition from commerce to more

Product details

  • Paperback | 264 pages
  • 156 x 234 x 14.22mm | 385g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 10 black & white illustrations, 18 black & white tables, 4 black & white line drawings
  • 1138870145
  • 9781138870147

About Olivier Petre-Grenouilleau

Olivier Petre-Grenouileau is Professor in Modern and Contemporary History at the University of Lorient. He has worked extensively on the French slave trade and French maritime more

Table of contents

1. Introduction: A missing link? The significance of the Years 1780s-1880s - Olivier Pétré-Grenouilleau, Lorient University and the Institut Universitaire de France, ParisPart One: Economic Relations between Europe and sub-Saharan Africa: a Global Weighing up2. African and European Relations in the Last Century of the Transatlantic Slave Trade - David Eltis, Emory University, USA3. Background to Annexation: Anglo-African Credit Relations in the Bight of Biafra, 1700-1891 - David Richardson, Hull University, UK4. Economic Relations between Europe and Black Africa c. 1780-1938. A Quantitative Analysis - Bouda Etemad, Lausanne and Geneva Universities, SwitzerlandPart Two: Southern Europe and Germany: About the 'Imperialism of the Poor' and the Desire for Power5. An Imperialism with no Economic Basis: the Case of Italy, 1869-1939 - Romain Rainero, Milan University, Italy6. The Continental Drift: the Independence of Brazil (1822), Portugal and Africa - Luis Felipe de Alencastro, Paris-IV Sorbonne University, France)7. The Portuguese Empire (1825-1890): Ideology and Economics - Valentim Alexandre, Lisbon University, Portugal8. The Scramble for Africa: icon and idiom of modernity - Albert Wirz, Humboldt University, Berlin and Andreas Eckert, Hamburg University, GermanyPart Three: France: From a Civilising Mission to the Highest Form of Mercantilism?9. Cultural Systems of Representations, Economic Interests and French Penetration into Black Africa 1780s-1880s Olivier Pétré-Grenouilleau, Lorient University and the Institut Universitaire de France, Paris10. The Place and Role of the Players in Colonial Expansion: France and East Africa in the Nineteenth Century - Valérie Valey, Lorient University11. Commercial Presence, Colonial Penetration: Traders of Marseilles in West Africa in the Nineteenth Century - Xavier Daumalin, Aix-Marseille University, Franceshow more